My nickname is Vinny. I am currently living in Burlington, Connecticut. I have blue eyes, shaved head, with a goatee. I am 225 Lbs. but, that will go down in the Spring to 215 Lbs. I am bright, well-mannered, clean up well, down to earth, courteous, articulate, and sincere. I love to cuddle on a cold winter's night as well as throughout the year. I like to keep up on the News. I love being on the internet when I have the chance. It can be very educational once you learn to read between the lines. I am a HUGE Zeitgeist fan! Check it out on YouTube sometime. Bill Clinton is a fan too. It's 4 hours long but you learn more in those 4 hours, than from any other source in the world, on matters which really count. I speak German and French fairly well. I am into genealogy. I am friendly, accomodating, and passionate. My favorite music is soft rock when I am driving to any type when I am out clubbing. My Favorite food is anything except: sushi, escargot, frog legs, caviar, anchovies, and anything that is traditionally cooked, but isn't. My Favorite restaurant is The Nordic Lodge in Charlestown, Rhode Island. My Favorite place for brunch is Belle Terrace at Avon Old Farms (Although the Simsbury Inn is a close second for their pancake blintzes). I love Mill on the River for German food. I am a Mayflower descendant (Bradford, Tilley, Soule, Billington, Howland, Eaton, Cooke and Hurst), Son of the American Revolution from 34 grandfathers, Son of the Founders of Hartford, Connecticut on 39 paternal lines, and a descendant of Charlemagne on 4 family lines. My 8th grandfather, John Winthrop Jr., was the first Governor of the colony of Connecticut. Another 9th grandfather was the second Governor of Massachusetts: William Bradford. John Winthrop Sr. was a 9th grandfather. William Pitkin, Connecticut Governor, was my 8th uncle and Robert Treat, another early Governor was my 9th. uncle. I'm related to almost every President of the U.S.A. and to the first Prime Minister of Canada, Sir John A. MacDonald, most of the Monarchs of England and France, one from Wales, and every King from the Scottish throne through the Forbes, Strickland and, McDuffee sides of the family. The following movie stars and other famous people are all my distant and, not so distant, cousins: Lucille Ball, Shirley Temple, Christopher Reeve, Noah Webster, Sarah Palin, George Eastman, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Dr. Benjamin Spock, Sally Field, John Lithgow, Julia Child, William Robbins Barnes, Chevy Chase, Harry Chapin, Ted Danson, Sir Winston Churchill, Meryl Streep, Johnny Carson, Orson Welles, Hugh Heffner, George McClellan, Bing Crosby, Alec Baldwin, Humphrey Bogart, John Steinbeck, Brian, Dennis, and Carl Wilson, Ellen DeGeneres, David Carradine, Henry Fonda, Anthony Perkins, Norman Rockwell, Christopher Lloyd, Shirley Booth (Ford), Marilyn Monroe (Gifford), Bette Davis, Cookie Roberts, Clint Eastwood, Steve McQueen, Brook Shields, Paris Hilton, Mae West, Richard (Geer) Gere, Katherine Hepburn, Jane Mansfield and Jodi Foster. My direct progenitors started the Episcopalian Church, Salvation Army Church, co-founded the Congregational Church, and I am 2nd cousins (6xs removed) to Joseph Smith, founder of the Mormon Church. Famous industrialists and others include: William Crapo Durant, Co-founder of General Motors, John Brown: abolitionist, The Porter's (married into the Keep family), who own Miss Porter's School for Girls, Henry Ford, and also the makers of: Kellogg's Corn Flakes, Johnson's Wax, Pond's cold cream, General Foods (Margorie Merriweather Post), the Packard Automobile, Nash Automobile, inventor of the modern electronic television: Philo Taylor Farnsworth, and above ANYONE else: Henry Martyn Leland, the founder of the Cadillac automobile. Interesting facts: My 9th grandfather, John Lathrop, started the first private library in this country in Barnstable, Massachusetts. Both Harvard and Yale (Yale is related by blood and through marriage on the Mix (aka Meeks) side of the family who sold him the property where Yale University is on now) have seen a cousin from my family as their Presidents. Colin Francis MacKinnon, my 3rd great uncle, founded Saint Francis Xavier College and Saint Ninian's Cathedral in Nova Scotia, Canada. The following relatives were involved in the Salem Witch Trials of 1692: Susanna North was my 9th grandmother on 3 sides of the family. She was hanged as a witch. Sarah Solart was the wife of my 8th great uncle. She was hanged as a witch. Sarah Averill was another 9th grandmother. She was hanged as a witch. Rebecca Town was my paternal grandmother of husband of my 6th great grandmother. She was hanged as a witch. John Willard was my 7th great grandfather's brother in law. He was hanged as a witch. Mary Perkins, my 10th grandmother was accused but, luckily set free. John Proctor, my 9th great grand uncle, was hanged as a witch. John Durant, whose descendant founded General Motors, and my 9th great uncle, died in prison while awaiting trial after being accused of being a witch. George Jacobs, my 9th grandfather's wife's uncle, was hanged as a witch. Elizabeth Porter was my 9th great uncle's wife. She was accused of witchcraft but, was set free. Elizabeth Jackson, my 8th great grand aunt, was hanged as a witch. Thomas Putnam and Ann Carr were my 9th grandparents. They, along with their daughter, Anne, were the main accusers in the trials. I am their descendant through their youngest daughter, Experience Putnam (aka "Pedee"). Three of my 9th grandmothers were native Americans and two of those were daughters of Indian Chiefs. My 30th grandfather, Richard LeFort/Fortescue saved the life of William The Conquerer therefore changing his name from LeFort to Fortescue at the Battle for Hastings in 1066.