||My name is Linda Raye and no I'm not from the south! I was named after my dad, not the "Linda" part of it though! I love to laugh, care for others, appreciate the "little" things in life, I'm thankful for all that I have, my family and friends, my job and ability to do random acts of kindness for others. My friend, Mary cracks up when we go out, she says that I am a geriatric magnet. I am a huge fan of Ellen and all that she represents as a human being. I have 3 adult children and one great daughter in law. I'm a single mom (Still looking for "Mister Right"....so if you know of someone....)of two beautiful adult disabled children. I had a knee replacement in August so I've been out of work since then rehabbing. I usually work full time as a Cardiothoracic Surgical Nurse in Hartford. It's a stressful job at times, but also very rewarding when patients go home with new hearts, ventricular assist devices and new chances! So between my kids and the job The Ellen Show is a therapeutic relief for me!! Also I'm trying to sell my antique home that was originally my grandparents, to get something that is more affordable and handicap accessible. So I'll take any prayers & good wishes out there.