Beagle8: A new pen-pal recommended that I come out of lurking and post. So, I'm posting. Growing up I knew I was larger, but thought I was only on the large side of normal. Being recently seperated after a 25 year marriage, I had not had that many partners. Yes, I married too young. My first partner after marriage did the "Oh my God!" thing, and went on and on about how size mattered and her ex didn't matter. So, for the first time sinced I was a teen (long time), I was measured. And, while I don't measure up to some of the monsters here, i do qualify. This is a pretty cool site and have lurked here often -- mostly as I goof off at work, which I can do since I'm the boss. I'll be posting more now, I think.