I was born and raised in Vermont by funeral directors. I had very strict parents and learned to work hard. At the age of 11 I was babysitting and by 13 washing dishes at a local resturant. I married at the age of 21 and had my first child at the age of 25 and the second at 27. I managed at a few eateries and owned my own photography business. I helped send my husband back to college at the age of 32. He now ownes his own Massage therapy business. I am now retired from the food service and take care of an autistic child and homeschool my daughter.