Born in St. Louis, Mo.
Grew up in Walnut Park, St. Louis in a very close knit neighborhood (whose members still meet annually 40 years later).
Graduated from Rosati Kain High School in 1970.
Graduated from Maryville University in 1987 (attended college full-time and worked full-time while working toward a degree).
Mother of a beautiful daughter, Mandy who is now 30.
Grandmother to a wonderful boy, TJ (who keeps me very young).
Ovarian Cancer survivor.
Oddity: My younger sister was born on my fifth birthday--the best birthday present ever!