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I am an Ohio native, and spent my early years growing up around Salem with five sisters, and later in life, a brother -finally! As a kid, I loved to play school with my younger sisters. I wrote notes about all kinds of things and played school. A lot. Those notes morphed into keeping a  journal, and those journals provide laughs and precious memories for my family.

Bruce and I met when I worked at a hospital. I was an X-ray tech, and he was a city policeman, traveling back and forth with the people that he transported there. We did not hit it off at first, but Bruce persevered, and we’ve been happily married for 37 years. Whoa, baby, I must be older than I thought!

If you read Chasing Lilly, you know that we had two biological daughters. As those girls grew into their busy teen years, I wished we’d had a third daughter. On impulse, I sent a letter to an orphanage, asking about the possibility of adopting one of their girls. The unopened letter was returned several weeks later.

With that door closed, my thoughts went to the fostering experience that my parents had when their nest became empty. I remembered how the kids’ lives were impacted for the better, and decided that fostering would be the route to take.

That was 17 years ago, I am privileged to still be called “Mom” by two of my foster daughters. When asked, I always¬†claim four kids.

Our house continues to be full when any of our many grandchildren visit, and the two cats, Dunkin‚Äô and Noodles, keep us amused when the grandkids go home. Dunkin’ like to knock things off the counter, and Noodles likes to fall over like he’s passing out.

People say that we look way too young to have¬†a truckload of¬†grandchildren. To that, we say, “Thank you!”

Oh, and I used to like to bake. Figure that one out after you read Chasing Lilly! I LOVE my readers!  Nealie

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