Well, as it turns out, I'm not very good at ferreting out un-truth. Ladies 3 me zip but I returned the favor. Here is my reveal.
#1 is true -- I am the oldest of 4 brothers and dad was a WW II and Korean War pilot. His true love was flying and purchased and restored a PT-13 Stearman WW II training aircraft. It was an original restoration right down to the Army Air Corps flight log and manuals. All of us learned to fly well before learning to drive. I did not get my pilots license because I am totally color blind and would have been restricted to daylight, visual flight rules, only flying. My youngest brother was not affected and became an Army pilot and retired as a Colonel with more than 5,000 flight hours in all types of helicopters.
#2 is true -- My middle name is Joseph and therefore J in fact is the middle initial representing my middle name.
#3 is not true -- As an Army officer, I've been to almost every continent in the world for at least an overnight. The only one I missed is Antarctica. But, my wife and I are avid cruisers and contemplating an Antarctic cruise and may yet check that block.
#4 is true -- It was indeed fortunate that my wife was working a Readers Digest vocabulary quiz during her lunch break. Had she not been doing so, I wouldn't have had the courage to engage her in conversation. While I test as an extrovert, it is by a very slim margin. I can speak to groups of people with ease, but one-on-one conversation with a woman is not my strong suit. Had Martha not been working the quiz (giving me something to talk about), I'd likely be a single man.
#5 is true -- I studied piano for 16 years. Before my many thoracic surgeries and resultant chronic pain on my right side, I'd spend hours each day playing the instrument I love. Music is my true love and I longed to be a concert pianist. But to master a solo classical repertoire, the pianist hands must be large enough to play an octave and two notes, cleanly. Thus, my dream was thwarted in my teenage years. When I attend the Dallas Symphony Orchestra featuring a solo pianist, I see the music in my mind and marvel at the beauty and majestic sound a concert grand piano, accompanied by orchestra, generates in the hands of a virtuoso. I still long to be that virtuoso.