My life is about words.  My dad used to say that I had been vaccinated with a phonograph needle.  He may have been right, although phonographs are called turntables and are usually vintage. However, I am vintage too!  Nowadays my words are both spoken and written.

A liberal arts education was not wasted on me!  What I enjoy most is learning something new and finding its connections within my life.  The challenge, though, is focusing on what is possible for me to accomplish in the time left to me.

hometown & present locationDenver, Colorado, USA
occupation:  retired elementary school and gifted education teacher
married: to my best friend, David A. Oliver
children:  two grown daughters, Julianne & Jennifer
grandmother: Julia, Andrew & Beck
pets:  Boojie (muted white, peach and blue gray calico) & Dizzy (Maine Coon)
interests & hobbies:  writing, genealogy, family history, collages, felting, knitting, Sudoku


8 thoughts on “About

    • Hi Bud,

      I’ve been ill since my return from our trip. I’m somewhat better, but I cut back on everything to relieve my anxiety about getting things done. Now with the holidays on and relatives visiting, my plate is full. I plan to be back at the first of the year. Thank you for your concern!

  1. Have just read this piece under the heading About and realized that we also have another interest in common, other than writing these blogs, genealogy, as you may have already gathered if you read my blog entitled The Family Tree. As for the knitting, I’ve tried it but am nowhere near as good at it as my mother used to be.

  2. I love your blog, and I just passed along the Versatile Blogger Award to you! You may have it already, but I just wanted you to know how much I enjoy reading your blog! Stop by my site for more info. 🙂

  3. What a fascinating blog and point-of-view! Thanks very much for visiting my site, and for signing on to follow my adventures. I appreciate your readership, and hope you enjoy the time you spend at The Midlife Second Wife.

    All best wishes,

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