Number of Children
Great Grand Children
Nurse Anesthetist currently. Previously School Teacher, Open Heart Intensive Care Nurse.
Military Service (Branch/Date/Locations/The Good/The
Horseback riding, photography,stain glass crafts, and landscaping my yards, and cruising
Most significant thing in my life between 1965 and
I went to Louisiana to college, married and had a son. While in Louisiana I performed with many orchestras across the deep south.
Best job I ever had (or place of residence) and why
I have enjoyed everythng that I have done from teching school to being an ICU nurse to providing
anesthesia to my patients. They have all involved interacting with people and helping them which
to me is a great joy. I have lived in many places from Missouri, Minnesota, Georgia, Florida,
South Carolina, Alaska, to North Carolina. They have all been special in their own way, But I
must say that Alaska was the prettiest and most interesting of them all.
Worst job I ever had (or place of residence) and what
I learned from it
hmmmmmm.....Florida. It has 2 seasons... hot and hotter. It rained everyday and it was a state
full of crazy drivers and drivers without licenses or insurance. Learned a lot but did not
enjoy the heat.
Ready to retire - or more dragons to slay
(What will you do with your time in the next 10
I plan on retiring in a couple of years. As of right now, I will probably stay in North Carolina.
I live on Lake Norman and will finally be able to enjoy the lake on my "lake toys".
I hope to travel more and see more of Europe especially.
Best book(s) I've read since 1965
I have read many books and have enjoyed them all. I enjoy Grishom and Sparks, I also thourghly
enjoyed all of the Harry Potter books.
Favorite movie(s) I've watched since 1965
I have many movies that I truly enjoy as evidenced by my library of DVDs.
I did see a movie this past year that said a lot to me and I thoughly enjoyed it.
That was "Taking Chance".
My most enjoyable trip/vacation
I enjoyed my 3 week trip to Ireland, Scotland, and England. However I have also taken several cruises
on the Queen Mary 2 to England and back and have enjoyed it very much.
Most rewarding thing about the last 40 years
I have been very fortunate to have loved the different professions I have had.
I have always looked forward to going to work. I can't imagine what life would be like if I did not
like what I did. Caring for people, helping them and seeing their faces and eyes light up
as they progressed or improved health wise was very fulfilling.
Three things I did that I never dreamed of
doing in 1965
I traveled to Alaska and worked there for a while.
I never thought that I would fly a plane again.
I really did not think that I would be working in a career this late in my life. But I enjoy it.
Three things I haven't done but would like to (or
I would like to travel to more of Europe,
become a Grandmother,
and spend more time with my sisters.
Personality trait or quality I like most about myself
I am independent and enjoy getting involved in activites where I can interact with and help people.
Most important lesson I learned from my spouse/best
My best friend has been someone that listened, advised, sympathised, and supported me in all
kinds of situations. She has helped me value myself and my capabilities.