I'm a newly-retired fourth grade classroom teacher, I've taught fifth grade, middle school literature, and college-level children's literature. Now I work as an assistant in the Youth Services department of a big public library....heaven! Originally from New England, I spent 14 years in the glorious sunshine of Tucson, Arizona, and moved a year ago to south central Pennsylvania - a new adventure! I adore my kids, my grandkids (I got married at "age 9"), my students, books and reading, quilts and quilting, yarn and knitting, papercrafts and altering books, genealogy, letterboxing, - and hitting the road to adventure far and wide. There are only two states that I've not yet visited, but I'm determined to get to all of them, even if I have to row.... Next goal? Foreign countries? US capitals or major cities?