You are loved.
You have a unique place in this life, a special work to do
—whether it’s mopping floors or flying to Mars—
and no one can take your place.
Explore, study, meditate. Find your own spot.
Remember that whatever you can or can’t do,
the most important work is what anyone can do—CARING!
Three daughters, two sons, and the extended family they’ve given us with spouses, in-laws,
And half a century enjoying mountains, rivers, flowers, and family with a kind and gentle man, from Alaska to Texas, and from Massachusetts to Washington.
Just facts about me:
Most schooling in Kansas, all summers in Massachusetts.
Two parents, one brother.
I intended to be a nurse when I grew up—or a doctor—and a mother with a dozen children.
Education and Work:
Brown University: Freshman and Sophomore Years
University of Washington: Two semesters
Central Washington State College: B.A. in Education and English, 1965
1964 to 1974: The Apple Orchard years
1974 to 1980: Upholstery and Decorating business
1978 to 1988: Foster care
1989: Medical Assistant training
1990 to 2011: Medical transcription, in clinic and online.
2011 and onward: Retired with more to do than before,
more books to read and write, more people to cherish.