I live in the South Bay, in a suburb of Los Angeles. I am a wife, mother, Nana, retired librarian, professional genealogist, gardener, cat lover and tablescaper.  I am married to my childhood sweetheart and I have a daughter and two sons and three grandchildren.  I spend my time researching my ancestors, gardening, reading, tablescaping, trying to organize decades of stuff,  and chasing our two cats. I now have more time to spend with my children, grandchildren, brothers, and other relatives. We recently bought a small mountain cabin, and I will be spending time up there and blogging about it too. This is not a blog about current events, politics, the latest news story, etc.. Too many people are writing too much about that now. This is me writing about the things in my life that make me happy.