The Good Life in Virginia

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Industry Government
Occupation Contract Administrator
Location Botetourt County, Virginia, United States
Introduction Hello. I am a transplanted native Californian who moved East seven years ago and...who should have known better than to move East...chuckling to myself. I am also the proud author of two books on vintage printed textiles and hope you take a look at my books if you've a chance. If you've any questions about vintage printed textiles I am your gal. In my hours outside a very hectic and stressful work environment, I enjoy photography, traveling near and far, spending time in my herb garden, reading and more reading, scouring near and far for vintage treasures and enjoying the beautiful Virginia countryside. Oh, I am also a die-hard UCLA Bruin fan. I just love UCLA football and basketball.
Interests Travel near and far, vintage printed textiles, vintage quilts, photography, vintage photographs, gardening and reading ...
Favorite Movies Heavens'Gate, The Maltese Falcon, Key Largo, Dark Passage, Rain Tree County, The African Queen, The Big Sleep, The Misfits, The Sun Also Rises, Blood and Sand, The Long Gray Line, Mary of Scotland (1936), The Lion in Winter
Favorite Music The Band, J.Geils Band, Marshall Tucker, Eagles, Country Joe and the Fish, Jefferson Airplane, The Hollies
Favorite Books Riding the Iron Rooster-Paul Theroux, Team of Rivals-The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln, Jefferson and Monticello-The Biography of a Builder, The Jefferson Series-Dumas Malone, Red China-Jan Wong, The Guggenheims-Irwin Unger, Mistress of Modernism-Mary V. Dearborn, A Great Improvisation-Franklin, France, and the Birth of America-Stacy Schiff, Jefferson's Great Gamble-Charles A.Cerami, The Power Broker-Robert Moses and the Fall of New York, Diplomacy-Henry Kissenger, The White House Years-Henry Kissenger, Edith Wharton-An Extraordinary Life-Eleanor Dwight, Italian Villas and Their Gardens-Edith Wharton, in Retrospect-THe Tragedy and Lessons of Vietnam-Robert S. McNamara, Burnt Water-Carlos Fuentes, One Hundred Years of Solitude-Gabriel Garcia Marquez, I Knew a Phoenix-Sketches for an Autobiography-May Sarton, Parting the Waters-America in The King Years 1954-1963-Taylor Branch, The Last of the Father's-James Madison and The Republican Legacy-Drew R. McCoy, The Old Gringo-Carlos Fuentes, The Death of Artemio Cruz-Carlos Fuentes

You've successfully slain the dragon! How will you toast your marshmallows?

I can't, I lost my flame.