||I am 71 years young, and retired from civil service. I worked for the USMC for close to 27 years, 19 of those in Okinawa, Japan. I have two living children, and one son who passed away from AIDS in 1992. I have one granddaughter who lives with her parents in Pflugerville, TX. I live in Sun City Center, FL (God's waiting room) and keep myself busy singing with my Sweet Adelines chorus, the Toast of Tampa, volunteering at the Tampa airport USO, and belonging to the Women's Club. I watch Ellen almost every day, and when I do miss a show, I catch up by using the web site. I love Cat Week and have two rescued strays that keep me busy: Miss Joan Blondell (Blondie) and Misty Blue Eyes (Mit-tee). Thank you Ellen for all you do for other people. I usually keep a box of kleenex near my chair because the stories are so meaningful and make my eyes leak.