Born in Southern Calif., attended Redondo Union High School and Calif State Univ at Long Beach. Lived in Southern Oregon for 28 years then moved to the New Orleans area 11 years ago - just in time for Katrina! Married twice with 2 daughters & 3 grandchildren. I'm an avid reader, love traveling, music, gardening. I also knit, decorate cakes, creating decorations for special occasions. Love being outdoors - especially beaches as I love being in water. I have a strong love of history and am a total Anglophile! I am also passionate about animals, domestic & wild. I live on 3 wooded acres that has lots of wildlife and feed it all!!