I never dreamed that I would
fall at work and be disabled for life. I was at a good stage in my work and
was going to be promoted and given a higher job when it happened.
It wasn’t that my life was without heartache. I had polio at nine years of
age, but it didn't stop me from much. There were several exceptions. Wearing
high heels and running fast were at the top of the list. However, I danced a
lot and was able to ride a bike.
Then school was behind me and I
was living the good life. Fell in love and got married.
Before I knew it, I was pregnant.
Being a mother was great, I loved being pregnant and was anxious for my
children to be born. The early years from birth until about 8 years old were
very happy years and I loved those years. Then it happens…the fighting
I was blessed with two children, a daughter, Dawn,
who still lives in Bay Shore on
with her two children. Dawn’s son is fifteen this month (May 2010). Her
daughter will turn seventeen in October. I miss my grandchildren so much.
My other daughter, Debbie, had been living in
for a few years but couldn't find the job she wanted. She wound up returning
and her old job.
have totally different personalities. One
is very easy to get along with while the other one is too much like me and we
fight because we both want control. We are still there for each other but just
can't live together. lol
Hated to leave Long Island, but taxes got too high, so husband wanted
so here we are. We love
. The community is so nice and quiet and the houses are at least an acre away
from each other. Didn't appreciate the closeness of the houses on
. Living too close to your neighbor and being able to hear arguments was not
Favorite holidays are
Thanksgiving and Christmas, but love the spring and fall weather. We miss the
snow but not the ice.
Had another surgery that
prohibited use of the computer. Now finally starting to type again.
My husband loves the quiet, fishing, going out on his boat, and sightseeing.
We have been on a few cruises (
) and loved them. Of course saving up for Tahiti and
took us thirty years, but it was our dream vacation. Now we plan on
going on smaller, less expensive cruises in the future.
. My two sisters moved off the
island. One lives in
and the other in Dunnellon in
. My brother lives in
. He used to work with the
Sheriffs Department but is now retired working at a school with teenagers.
My husband, Fred, is five years older than me, so, he
remembers more people than I do. Fred used to hang out with John Donavan, Bob
Henfling and Dave Sailor and many others. Unfortunately I cannot remember
their names right now.