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About Me


I am a Wife, Mother, Grandmother and former News Editor. I have been married to the same man for 38 years. Thirty Eight Years? WOW! That’s a long long time. We currently live in the Heartland of America and I love it. I was born in Lubbock, Texas, smack dab in the middle of the 20th Century (1950). My husband (who will from here on will be known as the ‘Truck Driver’) says I am a mid-century model. I like that :-).
My Mother always told me she found me in a Prairie Dog hole. Prairie Dogs are the town’s mascot and they even have their very own park!

Growing up I learned that “A Texan is always a Texan, no matter where they roam.” When I was a young girl we roamed to Bakersfield, California. Those were the early days of Buck Owens and the Bakersfield Sound in Country Music. Merle Haggard, Dwight Yokum, Bonnie Owens and so many more have carried on with that tradition throughout the years. Although the music has nothing to do with who I am, I thought I would throw that in.
When I was a t’ween (what a word) we moved to Southern California and that is where I met the Truck Driver. He wasn’t a truck driver then, he was a glazier and a builder and he was from the Midwest. “Really, the Midwest? I love the Midwest, I am a Midwest girl at heart I told him.” Later I had to correct that a fess up that I was a Texan. You know….A Texan is always a ……. You get the idea.
Life rolled on and we became the VERY proud parents of a boy in 1978 and a girl in 1981. Life was good, good, good! In 1983 our son was turning five and it was time to send him to school. The Truck Driver and I decided that it was time to roam to the Heartland to raise our children, so here we are almost 29-years-later. I have learned a lot about weather and small towns, and coping, (scratch that comment) getting to know who-is-who and who is related to who and living life in the open, so-to-speak. I still love it!
In 2000, we became the grandparents of a beautiful little girl and in 2005 a grandson was added to our family.
In 2002, the Truck Driver became a truck driver. He was excited to see new things and go new places. He is in North Dakota this week. He is so in-love with our family and we are all in-love with him.
I will add more about all of these wonderful people as time goes on, but today I just wanted to introduce us a bit.
Thanks for stopping by and I hope I get better at this and that you come by often.
Until next time…….