Posted by Smokin' Jack on June 24, 1999 at 04:37:25:

My name is Jack Thomas, I turn 61 tomorrow, live in Charleston, SC and have been a widower for 15 years. Started in grilling and 'Q' when my old man built a lava rock and fire brick pit in our backyard in Portland, OR in 1948. Just got serious about th e life style 3 or 4 years ago. Own a Weber Genesis Grill, a NB Univeral Water Smoker (soon to be upgraded to a NB Bandera, I think) and a homemade, propane fired giant wok. I am retiring from 34 1/2 years Federal Service on 3 July 1999, so my Independe nce Day is the 4th of July 1999.

Keep on 'Q"in!