I am a retired teacher, who with my husband, raised three children. I am blessed by their spouses and my five marvelous grandchildren. I spend time with family and friends, gardening, reading, and scrapbooking. I do extensive geneology research and have obtained many ideas for writing. I was an "army brat" and was convinced I was "issued" instead of being born, but I do claim every one of my sixty-six years. I enjoy being a senior, an American, and the oldest of four siblings.