My name is Gerald Sutton. I am 51 years old, but look much younger. I have been a member for 32 years. I am looking to marry within a few years at the longest. I have some health problems. I am somewhat flexible as to the age of a wife.
I have been a Church member since the age of 19. My mother is also a convert member, but my father is a nonmember. I was given the task of typing up the first ever index to the FHC microfiche file by my stake president before any was produced by the Church. I currently have a small calling preparing the chapel for meetings. I got my endowment in 1986. I have done a good deal of community service for various county government agencies.
I am a good typist. I am also good at creative and technical writing. I read quickly and have a good memory and an IQ of 145. I am somewhat skilled in the use of computers, especially commercial software. I am still learning to use the Church genealogy software package. I am quite inventive. I like to read. I can do basic cooking. I like to watch TV and am interested in following scientific innovation. I have also tried my hand at inventing, with mixed results. One of my more laughable attempts involved what was to be a new improved computer memory. When I went to the local patent depository library to do my search, I found that the idea had been patented in 1954 by Bell Laboratories and that the only reason why it wasn't in use is that it cost twice as much to manufacture as conventional technology. In another case, I actually filed for a patent on a process for extracting oxygen from air. The examiner found it had already been patented - in Germany! I have found some of my ideas are still patentable, though - one is a method of turning soybean oil into high-grade machine oil. (I was a chemistry major in college.)