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Gender Female
Industry Non-Profit
Occupation 1987-1999 ~ Office Manager - WA State Dept Natural Resources, Engineering Division
Location Tacoma, WA, United States
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Introduction S/W/F 57 ~ LOL ~ Conservative Liberal. My son’s principal said: Pragmatic Idealist ~~ What does a CL/PI do with her time? In 1996, with an out-of-control gang problem, and the desire to open a home for teen moms, I founded a nonprofit. I did not retire from the state until 1199, DID TWO JOBS FOR a GOOD 3 YRS. MOSTLY though, I was a single mom of two teen sons. ~ That was 1996 - 2003. Then in 2004 I lost my 25 yr old son to an impaired driver. Losing a son BEST FRIEND is NOT EASY, but I am surviving. I have a couple small dogs *Jack Russell/Minature Dachshund, and I do a lot of mentoring. Teens and young adults looking for help negotiating life struggles. ~ I am a GRANDMA to 3 grandsons, and I am working on Ernies M.O.M. (Memorial Outreach Mission)project. M.O.M. assists victims of DUI crashes.
Interests FAMILY (grandkids :), surfing the web/news, photography, gardening, e-Bay shopping, healthy living, Jack Russell Terriers, Miniature Dachshunds, keeping up on current affairs, TV: CNN, Law & Order, CSI's, The First 48, Regis & Kelly (gets my days going on the bright side). LOVE Music KEEPS ME SANE and LOVIN' LIFE!
Favorite Movies CRASH, Transformers, The Notebook, Casablanca PRINCESS & THE FROG
Favorite Music TuPac, Amy Winehouse, Eminem, Bruce Springsteen, Faith Hill, Luther Vandross, Tim McGraw
Favorite Books My eyes are getting bad, you know, over 40, can't read so well ~ so reading is not my forte, anymore. Magazines are cool though: People, Time, and US... stuff like that. NO rags though ... enquirer, star, Yuk!!! And, while I'm on that subject, Jerry Springer ~ CAN'T STAND THAT CRAP! IT'S AN EMBARRASSMENT, AND HE SHOULD BE HELD ACCOUNTABLE FOR PUTTING THAT NONSENSE OUT THERE. A lot of, especially young people watch it and think that's the way everyone behaves. Most people do NOT behave that way. NO WAY!!! I always emulate ladylike behavior.

You moved the pot before the coffee stopped brewing. Do you smell the mountains or the burro?

MY QUOTE: Who's going to pick up that THRASH? (cigarette butt, crumbled up tissue, or empty McDonald's cup you just threw out your car window?) ALSO stole from former Sec of State, Gen Colon Powell: Mentor ~ Protect ~ Nurture