I grew up in Rockford, Illinois. I graduated from West Senior High School in 1945. I went into nursing at St. Anthoney’s hospital right after graduation into nursing. I was in my second year when I met and fell madly in love with my husband. It wasn’t long after that that I left training and married. We had four handsome sons.
I was longing to get back into nursing, so the first thing I did was to become an L.P.N. Right after that I went to Rock Valley College (junior collage) and got my R.N.
I attended Northern Illinois University in DeKelb, Illinois where I received my Bachelor’s in Nursing degree, in 1976
I worked at the local hospitals learning and seeing the things I have written about in my book. Tragedy struck when my husband was killed at work and so I moved to Reno to begin a new life. My children were all grown. I still kept collecting memories about the people I took care of. I felt I needed to get away from Illinois so I moved to Reno, where I have lived for almost thirty years. Working in many phases of the nursing field. I’ve been staff nurse to Director of Nursing in long Term care. I taught nursing assistants at Sierra Nevada Job Corps for several years, before I retired. But then I was bored so I have gone back to work at a small long-term care hospital near my home. I’ve since remarried and we live quietly with our Philadelphia Boston Terrie, Tootsie.
I love to cook and do all that stuff, like knitting and crocheting and reading.