After graduation, my dad and I took a trip to Africa. This was the beginning of many exciting summer trips we took together...Japan, Hong Kong, Macao, Europe, including crossing the Berlin Wall into East Berlin. Dad worked for United Airlines , & since my mom hated to fly & my older brothers were married on their own, I was able to share these memorable experiences with my dad.
In the fall of 1965, I pledged Kappa Gamma at the U of I, and was initiated in 1966 . My major was Bacteriology & Medical Technology and I graduated with a B.S. Degree in 1969. The following year, I entered the year long internship program for medical technologists at St. Alphonsus Hospital in Boise, passing the National Registry Exam in 1970. I then went to work at the Red Cross Blood Bank for a year before moving to Lewiston, Idaho.
I put my career on hold upon the birth of my son, Brent, and really enjoyed being a full time mom for the next several years. Once Brent entered school, I worked for The Idaho Job Service and a Community Relations rep. until moving back to Boise in 1982. In Boise, I worked for a time for a local hospice, & now work as an independent genealogist, something I love to do!
My son, Brent, is a former Prosecuting Attorney & has been a Special Agent for the FBI for 12 years. He lives in Michigan with his wife & 4 children, Caleb (10), Gabriel (9), Ben (6) and Hannah (5). I really enjoy flying back to Michigan as much as possible to see the grandkids.
I am currently working on several books relating to my family history & enjoy being a member of Daughters of the American Revolution, Colonial Dames, PEO Chapter BN, & numerous lineage societies.