Welcome to my CaringBridge website. I am using it to keep family and friends updated in one place. I appreciate your support and words of hope and encouragement. Thank you for visiting. On Tuesday, November 28, 2017, my home was destroyed by fire. I lost all of by belongings including some irreplaceable items (family photos, jewelry, and other treasures), and musical instruments (8 guitars, 2 banjos, and an amplifier). I am an 85 year old widow and had no insurance to compensate me for my losses. I've been left with nothing materially but my car, purse, and the clothes I was wearing at the time. I thank God for, however, for sparing my life to proclaim His grace and mercy in spite of this seemingly hopeless situation.