I grew up in NJ and had my twin sons there in 1970. In 1976 we moved to CA. and I raised my boys there while working full-time at UC Davis and taking college night classes at three community colleges. In 1986 I remarried and finished college full-time at Sacramento State in 1991. In 1992 my husband and I moved to Oregon and had a house built on our 40 acres of forest where we still live now.