. . I don't believe he was sincerely trying to claim being five years younger than he actually was. It was very noticable to me he said " I'm 37" as an affectation of vanity. I just didn't really have a reason not to believe him, having just met him and all. During my short time (six hrs.) with him, he appeared modest and self effacing. A 'straight down the line' ,'aw shucks' kind of guy.