Cell biologist, lucky enough to be doing work that I love. Fiber artist surrounded with a growing pile of wool, alpaca, and silk. Trained mezzo-soprano with a LOT more training still to do. Finally getting used to the "new normal" after being widowed in 2006.
I lost my bride on 1/6/2009 after 49yrs and 6 mo of marriage. I met her 2 weeks after her 16th birthday and had to wait 4 yrs before we could marry. I was happy for her that she got to go, but sad for me that I miss her. Thanks for the site, I'll see what I can add.
P.S. I lived in Wheeling IL in the late 40's, probably long before you were born. My uncle's family owned "Welflin's General Store".