Up dated 2-9-06 With the picture of myself and my Husband. I'm a retired from 30yrs in the apartment business, Grandma raising my 2 teen Grandsons with my Husband Larry. I have a Grand-daughter 5 yrs. old, and a grown Daughter & Son. I have traveled mostly in and through-out the US but also Canada(east & west) and Mexico. I collect cookbooks but in my moves and travels have given away as many as I have collected again now. My husband has taken over most of the cooking as I can not do as much as I used to. I do still cook and bake now and then. I also dabble in painting just for fun( no training). 8759609"