Candy Apple Red Hatters
Queen Vicki- Webmistress-of-Many-Sites
From my father: "If you can't say anything nice about someone-don't say anything at all."
I have been married to a most wonderful and supportive husband for the past 40 years. We came back "home" to West Virginia to retire, after living in 17 places-having been IBMers in the states of Indiana, Maryland, Minnesota, and New Jersey.
I am a retired Elementary School Teacher, having taught primarly in the 3rd and 4th grades, with a Master's Degree in Education.
I love to meet new Cyber Friends, (am looking forward to meeting many sisters in the Red Hatter groups) and, I presently am Webmistress of 10+ Websites, with 15 administrators helping me. I am "new" to learning about Beta and PSP, and, I feel like I am back in college with all the books I am reading to learn "How To" manage all the processes and features of the Websites and just to "keep up." I love to teach children and adults.
I love to be managing Websites-that is my main hobby at the moment, with over 1,002 Magnolia High School Alumni now connected with four different Websites for my Alma Mater. I started out with 32 E-Mail addresses in the year 2004, and it has grown to over one-thousand now. My biggest thrill of the day is to "connect" another Classmate/Alumni with us all!
I also am the headmistress at a Beta School of Learning Website, as well as a recently set up, HTML My Family 1.0 Website for my administrators and family.
I love to take photographs-it is my real passion and to make collages and slideshows whenever I have the extra time...
I like to visit my elder relatives and cousins and take them shopping. I love to swim and ride on boats up and down the beautiful Ohio River.
Our grandchildren have gotten me interested in the Webkinz "fun," Website-gifting me with Snowball for Christmas.
I collect Gone with the Wind "stuff," State Spoons, have tons of Beanies, Shirley Temple "stuff," and Thomas Kincade.
I like to work on Scrapbooking and Stamping when I have time, but, my sister is the expert at it. She creates beautiful work and spends so much time creating wonderful gifts for others.
I love to work on Genealogy every chance I get, and I recently returned from Switzerland, finding a 6th Generation cousin who toured me around his home and the area of my ancestors. What an exciting trip-it still gives me such pleasure to think about it all.
I love to listen to the Oldies and Easy Listening---I have hundreds of the old 8-track tapes I still play each day...
My all-time favorite movies are: Gone with the Wind, Funny Girl, Breakfast at Tiffany's, Sound of Music, My Fair Lady, and Hello Dolly.
I don't watch as much TV as I used to due to time spent managing the Websites, but, I do like to watch Monk, House, Prison Break, 24 and American Idol, sometimes.
I love to read-mostly "How To" books, but, when the new ones come out:Danielle Steel, Nora Roberts, and John Grisom's new books, usually get my attention.
I like most everything and everyone...I love FALL and Snow-but, now, that we are retired, I don't have to go out in it if I don't want...I love cozy fires in the fireplace, chocolate of any kind-dark being my favorite, spending time at church and with my relatives-family reunions and taking pictures every chance I get.
I guess my only dislike I can think of at the moment is hot weather...
I talk too fast-my own younger brother has said, "Vicki, I can't listen as fast as you talk anymore."
I love to eat out at any type of restaurant, and my favorite drink is a Cherry Coke.
I am a Christian woman with honesty, love, trust and loyalty given to all of my family and friends. I am known for making a person feel good about themselves and giving lots of "warm fuzzies."
I have a husband of 40 years, a daughter with 2 grandchildren (girl and boy) and a son with one granddaughter.
I am blessed my mother is still living at 84, and I have a brother and sister with lots of nieces and nephews, as well as tons of cousins that I love to visit and talk about our growing up years.
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