Who knows if I will ever have a grandchild? God does. But, at the rate things are going, I will probably be really really old before such a thing would happen. And I think it would be a shame if I could never pass on who I am to subject named grandchild. I am leaving some notes here, because they say things will be around the World Wide Web forever.
I was a dearly loved baby and a very responsible child. I was somewhat insecure about how I looked, but I knew that I had a special place in God's heart. I became a good student after I figured out how to be. I read a lot. A lot. My favorite book when I was a kid was Big Red. I always, my whole life, wanted a dog at the times I didn't have one. I had a few--Lucky a beagle-terrier, Windy a minature black poodle, Amy the same, and Sheba, a wild dog.
I was good at math but I hated it. Writing was hard, but I loved it. I double majored in college in el ed and library science. I went to Illinois State, a very easy university in those days. I never really fit in anywhere except with Christians, mostly fundamentalists who could tolerate Catholics. Because I never wanted to be anything but Catholic, but I loved to be with people who memorized scripture and dedicated their lives to the Lord. Until I met the Charismatic Catholics I never fit in. These days the Conservative Catholics would fit okay with me, only I am more tolerant than some of them and I don't hold a deep fondness for the Latin Mass.
Having a baby was the best most blessed thing that ever happened to me. I got into La Leche League and was a leader for a long time. I love everything about babies. I made baby quilts long after I quit having friends having babies. I love my son. He is the best person I have ever known.
I was a teacher most of my career, except when I was a librarian. I love teaching. I love the act of figuring out how to teach something. By the end of my career teaching changed and I didn't like it so much anymore the way they were making teacher do it, it wasn't fun to me.
I love to travel. Going places energizes and refreshes me. I love to see new things. I love to be places, to know places. And that is probably enough about me for now.
(It is Saturday, a boring post.....)