• Growing up in Colorado, I was Mama's helper, Daddy’s little girl, a sister, a student, a friend, a ball-player, an ice-skater, a hiker, and a bike rider.
• As a young adult living in the mid-west, I was a daughter, a sister, a college student, a wife, a mother, an aunt, a friend, a homemaker, a seamstress, a decorator, and a cook.
• As a career person, I was an elementary school teacher, a middle school teacher, and a university professor.
• As a retired person, once again in beautiful Colorado, I renewed old friendships, established new friendships, traveled, hiked, rode horses, wrote a novel, edited a community newsletter, and served on the board of my church.
• Now? I’m still retired but located back in Kansas. The important roles in my life are wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. Of less importance is my position as full-time homemaker. Folks at the church I attended for many years now ask me my name. Though my career was here, the people in my community know me only as the lady who moved from Colorado to Kansas. The question I hear often is, “Why?” The answer is always, “Family.”
Beautiful Kansas Sunset from our front porch.