Putting up a tree alone can be an emotional experience

 It was not fun going to pick out a Christmas tree alone. The experience brought back memories of when I was a little girl, and picking out a tree was the highlight of my holiday. My parents would pack me and my four siblings into an old blue van. We’d pick up our parish priest…

Chapter 3 – Your cool circle of friends will help you get through school

Making friends at St. Mary's Elementary School was easy. It just came natural to me. I think it helped that I was always a part of the "in" crowd. The "in" crowd in my class throughout my six years at St. Mary's consisted of five people - my best friend Sharon Miller, Tracy Dawson, Rob…

Chapter 2 – Childhood memories sustain you for a lifetime

There were three bedrooms in our home on Sassafras Drive. My parents were in one room, my brother had his own and the rest of us girls were in one room with double bunk beds. I didn't think twice about sharing a room with my three sisters. It was so fun. At the time, I…