Somewhere between Betty Crocker and Gloria Steinem, Dobie Gillis, and Captain Kangaroo, my personality was formed. I didn't trust anyone over forty, and dreamed of flying away to Neverland. I landed, instead, in Everland. I discovered the flowers were here all the time. Betty Crocker and Gloria Steinem conformed. My mother was right. I was liberated long before I knew what the word meant. I no longer desire the world, just my own place of service, and the courage and strength to do whatever I was meant to do.
I was born in Polk County, Florida. I have an inborn respect and love for the South, the land of my heritage, the land upon which I first drew life and the soil to which I shall someday return. I have studied my family's genealogy with great interest. I am a recently retired legal assistant, and now donate time and effort to various charities. I write poetry and prose in my spare time . I try to maintain a well-balanced life.
I have two sons and a daughter. I am a member of Florida State Poetry Association, Florida Writers Association, Florida State Genealogical Society, and Southern Genealogists Exchange Society.