My user name is a combination of Krumwiede and Barlow. I grew up in Northeast Central Illinois and moved to Fort Wayne when I was just 14. Except for one year in Cleveland, Ohio, I have lived here since. I work at The News-Sentinel as a clerk-typist. I do family history, participate in a handbell choir and, with my husband of 32 years, supervise my adult disabled son. My pet peeve? People who use the word "retard" as an epithet. My heritage is a blend of Hannoverian, Ostfriesan and not-sure-what.