Didn’t finish college but did get in 2.5 years in Business. In 1968 I married Chuck Boyd (class of ’65) – we didn’t know each other in school but met through a friend. While in college, Chuck worked for the state highway department and after he graduated from Boise State University he got transferred to Idaho Falls … I never wanted to live in eastern Idaho because of the winds and the cold winters but off we went … we had 3 great boys and lots of good times with motorcycles and camping a lot and exploring – never got tired of Yellowstone Park. There are two sayings there – only two seasons, winter and July and the wind always blows and don’t plant your tomatoes until the snow is off the Tetons – there is a lot of truth in those sayings.
In Idaho Falls, I started working for the Idaho National Engineering Laboratory (INEL and now the INL). In 1989 Chuck and I got divorced and in 1991 I got transferred to a government site called Rocky Flats in Boulder, Colorado – this was right after the FBI had shut the site down. I had my two youngest boys with me and they loved living in the town where the Denver Broncos played football. I worked there for 5 years and then management changed a lot and my Dad was really sick so decided to go back to Boise for a few years. After my Dad passed away I ended up back in Denver working for a nationwide home builder and for a law office.
In 2002, I had a granddaughter born and her living situation wasn’t the best. So soon after her birth my son and I were in/out of court for many years trying to gain stability for her. When the law office disbanded where I was working I thought I could enjoy the rest of my years in beautiful Oregon – had been there two times on vacation and loved it. So found a funky little apartment and settled in a funky little town called Lebanon – heaven on earth. Through some bad choices on the mother’s part, my granddaughter, Kaytie, and her Dad came to live with me and we had a blast for two years. Then the mother appeared and took her back so I packed my car and went to follow them back to southern Colorado … hoping to keep some stability in my granddaughter’s life. So through the years I had to pack two more times what I could in my car and follow her – lots more court. Finally, about three years ago, right out of the clear blue, here she comes and I got custody. She is now 12yrs old and doing really well.
But about 4.5 years ago, because of life’s situation in southern Colorado, I felt it best to move and my friend came and helped me pack and I moved to Utah. Right now, home is in Spanish Fork, Utah – in beautiful country with lots of horses and cattle around and the mountains right out the back door. Absolutely love it here !! There is a lot of old west and Indian history around here so lots of places to explore.
But I finally did get some schooling and just graduated from Mountainland Applied Technology College in Medical Office Administration. Now I am going to focus on studying Equine Massage – something I have always wanted to do. Life is good … see you all in September !