The Ruby Ranch is my home in Texas, (see The Ruby Ranch page)
It is named in honor of my mother, Ruby Lee Snodgrass Wootton. She was originally from Arkansas, and was one of the worlds best cooks, well, at least in my opinion! :-)
My dad, Bryon (nmn) Wootton, was a coal miner and then a minister. He founded 7 churches during his career and was professionally active in the church until his death at age 82.
I am retired from the US Army and continued to work as a Physician Assistant until my retirement at age 70 a "while" back.
I am a past associate professor of Health Sciences at UTSA and am a penticostal minister.
I have three children, all beautiful girls (women, as they are all adults) who have provided me with seven grandchildren, 3 girls and 4 boys.
Being a grandparent is one of God's rewards and blessings.
I have visited and lived in several countries in Europe and Asia and still visit Europe every year.
My grandfather emigrated to the USA back in the late 19th century from England, and I have cousins living near Newcastle (Northumberland) whom I visit periodically. Not as often as I would like, as the cost of living (and visiting) in England is extremely high.
I usually restrict my European travels to less expensive countries, such as Portugal and Spain.
However we recently visited Germany where I was stationed a couple of times while in the U. S. Army, to visit one of my daughters (Barbi) who was attending university in Dresden.
I also have cousins living in New Zealand and Australia, who I communicate with, however, I have never met them.
One of the items on my "bucket list" that never got done, visiting Australia.
I was privileged to visit Israel in 2013 and even more so to have been baptized in the Jordan River. Wonderful experience.
I recently visited Ireland (2nd time) taking my daughter Susan and granddaugter, Megan, there as a graduation present. She graduated from high school in May and is presently attending college.
You can see some of my photos from my travels and of my family at www.flickr.com.
After accessing the home page, type in Wootton family in the photos search block, then click on 'more photos' next to my photo icon.
I do appreciate comments. To add comments to the flickr site, just double click on the picture you're interested in and a comment text box will appear, along with the enlarged view of the photo.
Or better yet, just click on the link here: https://www.flickr.com/photos/rubyranch/
I am a life member of both the American Legion and the Veterans of Foreign Wars. I was commander of my American Legion post 4 times and was Service Officer and then Senior Vice Commander of my VFW post here in San Antonio and also served as Quartermaster/Adjuntant for two years of the VFW Post in Clayton New Mexico while working in the panhandle of north Texas.
I also also served on the City Council in Texline, Texas for two years while living there. Some people NEVER learn. Why in the world would I want a thankless job like that, especially at my age?
Aactually, serving on the city council was an honor and a privilege, and I strongly believe we should attempt to serve our community and fellow man when the opportunity presents.