I grew up on a little farm in a little town called Trout Creek, Utah, population: 50. We did not have electricity or phone lines. I attended a one-room school, grades kindergarten through 4th. We moved into town when I was 10 years old and had to transition from the smallest elementary school west of the Mississippi to the largest elementary school west of the Mississippi. I survived culture shock, made it through middle school, high school, and college with very few scars. I married the love of my life, a Marine, and we traveled and made the road our home. We had 4 beautiful children and now have 4 beautiful grandchildren. I taught school in North Carolina, Kansas, and Okinawa, Japan before coming back to Utah to teach Library Science for 16 years. Sadly I needed to quit teaching to care for my husband who recently passed from cancer.