My name is Tony.
While in my teens I lost both my parents within three years of each other. Consequently, I was taken in by my grandparents and lived, until graduating high school, in their Smoky Mountain home. Now in my thirties, I am back to assist and care for my nonagenarian Granny. Here in the calm of the Smokies, I balance life between Granny, my job as a commercial painter, writing, and the maintaining of semi-long distance relationship with a tall handsome man known simply as The Attorney.
I am reserved and shy. Yet, I am a shameless flirt.
I love to listen, but hate noise.
I love to laugh, but rarely smile.
I am both guardian and guarded.
I am opinionated but open-minded. I have thick skin, but a tender heart.
My ears are too big. So are my feet.
But other parts are just right.
I’m tall. I’m strong.
I am an insomniac.
My life is simple.
And I’m grateful for it all.