I am old enough to be eligible for Silver Sneakers but young enough at heart to enjoy Harry Potter or the Hunger Games. I keep in touch with family and friends with Facebook and have enjoyed working on genealogy at Ancestry.com since 2004. My calling as Family History Consultant has brought me great joy.
I love children and I taught art for twenty seven years here in the Indianapolis, Indiana metro area but I grew up in a small town in Iowa with a heritage of farming both in Iowa and Michigan. I have been able to travel to Germany, France, Italy, Israel, Jordan, Hawaii and Alaska but I also enjoy traveling in the United States. I love nature and would enjoy seeing more National Parks and State Parks. Haven't fished for a long time but would enjoy it with a companion who finds joy in it. Next on my agenda is to see Yosemite and the giant Sequoias!!
I am a very patient and compassionate person who loves and respects the earth and her creatures. I just lost my Golden Retriever, Bear, who gave me love and companionship for ten 1/2 years.
I have nine grandchildren scattered around central Indiana, Cincinnati, Ohio and Phoenix, Arizona who I dearly love but I would also love to find a special man to care for and love. I would welcome his family and children and work to find ways for us to be with them, too. It has been six years since my husband of thirty one years passed away and I am just now reaching out. I have been driving back and forth to Iowa to help my 94 year old parents. My father passed away on Jan 10 and at present I am helping my mother in Iowa. I want to make sure that she does not have to make a hasty decision about where to live. I have not dated yet but I know I want a LDS gentleman who loves our Heavenly Father. I want a man who wants to talk about his life and is interested in mine. I think we both will need a sense of humor. I want to truly share life, traveling or staying home, puttering around the house and yard or watching sporting events at home-cruising or walking in our neighborhood or along a beach or on a cruise ship, enjoying the beauty and wonder of nature and taking photos of each other, realizing the opportunity that our Heavenly Father has given us and not wasting these precious years.