I was born in the late fifties, which puts me somewhere between senior discounts at the Good Will Store and Social Security, or Old Age Pension, as it was once called. The first few years into my new status–over the hill, I came to the conclusion that it was time to simplify my life and get rid of my collections, leave the TV on all day, and prepare to die.
But I still enjoy my collections, I don’t even like television, and I have much more that I want to do before I die; so I am working on a plan of my own. My aspirations are more than I have time to list, and many more than I can ever hope to achieve, but I have purposed to accomplish all that I can.
I am self-employed at selling vintage flatware and anything else I find that interests me, at antique shows and on eBay. It is not a high-paying job, but it allows me to set my own schedule and be available when my family needs me.
My family is important to me. Joe and I have been together for nearly fifteen years; through trial and triumph, joy and sorrow, plenitude and penury. He is supportive of me in all that I do. I am mother to four wonderful children, one deceased, step-mother to five and grandmother to seventeen. I am happy in the relationships I have with Joe and our family and friends, but the relationship I treasure most is the one I have with my Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.