I met Tom 2 years ago at DannyK's place. I quietly sneaked up to him from behind and gave him a bear hug. Having never met before I said, "guess who" and gave him a hint that I am the ***hole from St. Louis. Without hesitation Tom said, "Dinkie?"
You can tell Tom is a great guy just from reading his posts. He strikes me as genuine and sincere. Great choice and congratulations to you, Tom Wacker.