Born in Aroostook County, Maine. Have lived in New York City, Lake Placid, NY, San Diego, CA, St. Petersburg, FL, Santa Rosa, CA and am now living in Tucson, AZ. I am now retired and love to crochet. I'm always looking for new, easy recipes. My favorite cookbook is the Internet, especially Recipezaar. One of my pet peeves? People who don't run a spell check on items they have submitted or just don't edit their items. My grandson just returned from Afghanistan after having been there for a year. He also spent a year in Iraq. I'm very proud of my handsome grandson and my 2 beautiful great-granddaughters.