My personal history:
Mother, artist, computer teacher, computer consultant,
art teacher, sister, bi-lingual (French and English),
jogger, nutrition oriented, romantic,
dreamer, nature lover, do-it-yourselfer Piscean.
As a Maine resident, I was
a former member of the Art Guild of the Kennebunks in Kennebunkport, Maine.
Now, as a New Hampshire resident, I am a member
of the Wakefield Arts Council, Wakefield, New Hampshire; a member of the
Maine Art Education Association; a member of the Governor Wentworth Arts
Council, Wolfeboro, New Hampshire and a member of the Wolfeboro Professional
Arts Association, Wolfeboro, New Hampshire.
Born and raised in Maine. I went to a St. Joseph's grammar
school, k-8. While at St. Joseph's, I earned both French and English
diplomas. Nine years of French education required that students speak French
for half a day with the nuns and with other
students. The second half was English. We studied French subjects as
well as English subjects. I was proud of the achievement and that reflected
in my grade. I graduated 2nd in my eight grade class. Madeleine B. bested
my efforts. I believe she was annoyed as I nipped at her heels. We were
great rivals, yet, she deserved her status. Madeleine worked as hard as
I. I never did get to say it then, but, congrats, Madelein B.!
Having spent so much time studying French and coming home
to a French household, I inadverdently picked up a few annoying habits
(annoying to me). I sometimes write or say things backwards because French
Grammar is sometimes backwards when translated to English. Other times,
I may pronounce an English word with a terrifically "thick" French accent.
My ears ring and the resultant sound makes me laugh. It is a little embarassing...
Oh, well :-)
Whenever I stumble across French speaking individuals, I
introduce myself and have a good time communicating with someone
from Canada, France or whatever country they may come from. I bumped into
two French speaking young men while hiking Mount Washington one summer.
It was a lot of fun. I hinted that I hiked all the way from Canada. After
an incredulous look from both of them, I admitted that I was kidding. They
actually believed I trekked over from Canada! They complimented my French.
That was nice. I have frogotten lots of French since my school days. Still,
I'm sure the nuns would be proud.
My greatest feats:
Actually building my Post
and Beam home.
A 12 year relationship with one guy and loving him, no matter
how wonderful or miserable he may sometimes be.
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