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I am a Mother of four and very young grandma of five! I grew up in rural northern Illinois but spent most of my adult years in Tucson when my husband wasn't being transferred around the world with the Air Force. People are what I love. I find myself observing people all the time, wondering what their stories are and how they have dealt with their lives. I worked in management for many years and found that humility is very important. If you can't roll up your sleeves and work just as hard as your staff, then it is harder to gain their respect. It is the staff who builds a company. My grandmother was an author in the 40's , writing children's stories. Her stories were in our nations grade schools before the Sally, Dick, and Jane series. I grew up with a grandmother always expanding her mind, the love of literature and having one favorite item in my possession: my library card! I just wrote my first novel and am proud to have it published If you are reading this, I thank you for taking the time and I hope you enjoy what I write!

Stories by jj R

Look out everyone! You think your parents are kicking up their heels when we move out? Well, I know we are! Our parents don't run around having...
I wrote on the hallway white board "Suck it up!” We had a new computer system and my co-workers were grumbling. They were adamant that...
Four kids later and the last one was off to college: we drove him from AZ to IN, left him our car, and headed to the airport. My husband practically...
Happiness is Hindsight Happiness was an elusive emotion for me much of my life. I floundered while fighting the slippery image I thought perhaps...
Inside Out-A Mother’s Journey of Acceptance I got a text from my 22 year old son. It was a mass text, written to me, my husband (his...
Cyber-Granny My grandma was having an affair with the mailman! He wore yellow, looked as if he was running and always in the same direction....