My family and I live in Florida. The children and I are native Floridians (read as ‘don’t know how to behave in snow’), while my husband grew up in a Navy family living in many places. I have been a wife for 20 years, mother for 17 (18 in June) years, teacher for 23 years, dog lover for 25 years, and myself for 46 1/2 years. I have always loved to share stories and write. My first and, up until now, only published piece appeared in my high school magazine, The Tam ‘O Shanter.