|Occupation||Retired and Homemaker|
|Location||Riverside, California, United States|
|Introduction||My name is Mona. I am the mother of 7 children, three sons and four daughters. I have fourteen grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren. I was married for 43 years to my highschool sweetheart and soul mate. He died of lung cancer in December of 1997. I was devastated and felt my life was over. Four years later I met and married a wonderful man and began life anew, however 6 years later I lost him to liver cancer. I went back home where my family lives and tried to heal. I also needed to be there for my son who was having a kidney transplant. I later met and married a very gentle man who had also lost his wife of 55 years. We are busy making a new life together trying to make our last years something to remember. We are not alone anymore. We are happy. God is good.|
|Interests||Family, decorating, piano, shopping, gardening, baking. Anything to do with making a warm and cozy home. I used to enjoy cooking a lot more than I do now. Maybe with seven children I sort of had enough of it...but...still..would rather eat at home than out at a restaurant. Actually, I think I like to write too. More than I thought.|
|Favorite Movies||Reds, Out of Africa, Falling in Love, Sense and Sensibility, Howards End, and of course Gone With the Wind to name just a few. A Christmas Story, Reds. Ok...and National Lampoon Vacation and Christmas Vacation! I can't help it. They make me laugh! I love movies and own many, many of them.|
|Favorite Music||Country, Neil Diamond, Enya, Eva Cassidy (We miss you Eva!) Rock, Oldies and Big Band. Lots and lots of artists come to mind. There isn't an era of music that I don't like. Well..ok..some of the rap I have heard..makes me cringe. And someday there are going to be a lot of deaf people ..all about the same age!|
|Favorite Books||John Stienbecks entire collection. The Painted House is one of my very favorite recent novels and I like to read biographys, Historical novels. Just read Close to Shore, The Life of Edgar Sawtelle. I always have a book going..also read Barbara Walters' "Ambition." Robert Wagners "Pieces of my Heart." I am glad I read that..it taught me not to form opinions about things I know nothing about except what I read in the news. I always have a novel going..and sometimes two at a time. I LOVE to read. Historical novels are my favorites. Ones that are factual.|
The wicked backspin caught you off guard. How will you play it off without losing your footing?
Probably with a great deal of difficulty.