||Grew up in Oregon then my Mom packed us all up and we moved to Omaha.(funny...we left my little brother at a train station-but we got him back) I have been to all but 9 of our States.My husband and I have nine children and 22 grandchildren. I was the eldest of 8 children-had 9 of my own and worked in our school district for 11 years with children that needed a little extra love~ I am now retired and the worst thing about it....I do not know how to cook for one person. I love babies, my son says that I am the "baby - whisperer". There is a trick to it but it is all about energy. The kind you give off not pray for. Simplicity is the key to a happy life.