I retired from teaching in 2012, having started in 1973 with a few little bumps along the way. Each morning when I wake up, I start my day with a smile and “Good Morning Lord! I love you! Thank you for another day!” I am an African-American lady who happily raised 2 sons and is now in the next stage of life…retired and smiling. I love traveling and reading and sitting on my patio drinking coffee. I recently sold my house moved to a new part of the country to be near my first grandchild and am beginning anew. I also love giving my opinion and do miss the interaction with colleagues. So, thus….the blog! Come along, read and enjoy!