Have been to Hawaii numerous times, the Caribbean and Europe.
Snorkeling is my fav when in the islands. In Europe, it would be a
toss up between the architecture of Venice and the Duomo & museums
of Florence. Regular trips to Monterey/Pacific Grove & Carmel are
the greatest as well as the spas in Napa/Sonoma area. Love a little
gardening, reading the likes of Ludlum, and researching anything
from politics to The Impressionists on the internet. Enjoy music
from Beethoven to Sting, The Moody Blues to Smokey Robinson, The
Rolling Stones (the Strolling Bones) to Green Day & The Black Eyed
most every job I’ve had in building, design and associated sales.
Was the Charter President for NAWIC (Women in Construction) for this
area. Also, am still licensed in CA Real Estate. In 1985, I’d been a
contracts manager for a medium sized corporation, contracted
everything from site work trades to roofing to interior finish and
landscaping. Later was recruited by a major West Coast residential
builder as Interior Design Manager for Northern CA. Lastly was an
architectural & design firm rep for natural stone, porcelain tile
and imported antique stone. Semi retired in 2004, but have been
contracting out data sourcing for the internet to automobile
dealerships (just a few hours a week …… sweeeeet.)
I have been
married 31 years to my “first husband”, a wonderful man named Marv.
Have 2 stepsons Brett, married to Kim; and Jason, and a wonderful
grandson, Devyn, 3 yrs. old. One by one, all of my family members
moved from the Denver area to the S.F.Bay Area after I moved here in
1974. Sister, Sue Ellen, WRHS class of ’60 lives just a few miles
away. Father deceased Sept. 1983, after 7 ½ years residing within
our home. My mother, is 86 and in failing health but has excellent
care and loving family around. Life has dealt a lot of trials and
tribulations, but also heaped with happiness and great blessings.
Lots and lots.
All the friends. The ’63 basketball championship, and ’65 wasn’t too
shabby either. The boys’ ballet. Pep Club, poster parties, rocking
the stands with stomps and cheers at football, basketball games &
track meets. Farmers’ Barn dances at the Bull & Bush. Mr. Manis
being indignant that he had to teach our lowly sophomore
class English in ‘63, then got him again as a Senior. What a
wonderful guy under that gruff exterior, I still ooze Shakespeare
thanks to him. Then there was Miss Christenson, still to this day, I
remember her correcting me by telling me that the “T” in “often” is
SILENT. She made a huge difference later in my life when I had to
do a lot of public speaking.