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Update June 2014

I grew up in the Pacific Northwest and have spent most of my life there. The sound of rain soothes my soul, the beauty of nature inspires me, the ocean, salt air and sand are an integral part of life. My heritage is of the sea, with ancestors from Scandinavia and England. There are sailors, fisherman, nobleman and even royalty in my past. Explorers, painters, writers, farmers, soldiers, and the list goes on and on. I am blessed by such a rich heritage.



Raised on Rhodesia Beach, near the small coastal town of Bay Center, Washington I was a shy girl, a loner. Lost in the pages of a book, exploring the thick woods, or searching for treasures along the shore, I was content to be alone. It was a wonderful childhood. My father, Forrest, who I adored, ran a successful oyster business. However, when he became ill and unable to work my life changed dramatically.

Eventually I grew up, thankful for the wise lessons learned from my parents. Suffice it to say I have attended the school of hard knocks, often going head to head with “Murphy’s Law” but eventually winning the day, the week or the year.

I am the proud mother of eight children, (Yes, all of them are mine). My nest is empty but the grandchildren are increasing in number. Alyssa will be 6 in July and Jacob will be 6 in December, Hunter was 3 in April, Maddy 3 in June, Sierra will be 2 in Oct.  Kaylee will be 1 in November! Gardening in the summer is my favorite pastime, and most evenings and rainy days (and where ever else I can) involve reading.

A love of reading, of adventure, was instilled while very young. Telling make believe stories to my niece and nephews led to writing short stories, poetry, skits and eventually a published article here and there.

I have recently moved to North Logan, Utah a new adventure is at hand!  Will be back at full time employment and spending some time with a special friend.  This could be the best summer ever.... and it has been! I especially enjoy riding on the back of a Harley.... go Grammie Go!  LOL!

It was indeed a great summer but time passes and things change.  Starting July 1st - September 4th I will be working at Utah State University on a Nutrition Research Project.  I will get to teach low income families nutrition & cooking, assist with recruiting families, collect and input data. I am thrilled!


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