Soon after claiming Rochester, NY as my place-of-birth, my family moved to the Midwest, which became the ingrained fabric of my life. As the first girl in a family bursting at the seams with competitive males, and a younger sister who was less appreciated by me then, but greatly appreciated now, and a less than shrinking violet for a mother, my life has circled the edges of one big competitive wheel ever since. Being "second" was okay as long as you did your best.
I love sports -- all "pure" sports -- and human achievement, and adventure (although I lack bravery), and the outdoors, and animals, and popcorn...I really love popcorn! I earned a B.A. in History from Michigan State more years ago than I care to admit, and at the same time, met my life-long mate.
I have two grownchildren who are independent and seem to be happy (praise the Lord) anda husband who is content. I'm in a community that has fascinatinghistory, is beautiful and is full of interesting people. At thebookstore I get to see it all. How lucky can one get?