About me

For those who are interested, here is some information about my family research, photos of family and friends, how I’m doing with weight loss, life in Florida after a lifetime in New York, my journey through the world of the cochlear implant, adventures in the Hearing Loss Association of Jacksonville and HLA-FL as well as activities at St. John’s Cathedral.

Tom is my husband, Frank is my son and Johanna my daughter.  Susan is my daughter-in-law and my three wonderful grandchildren are Amanda, Nick and Alison. My mother is alive at age 96. I share her with my two younger sisters, Jayne and Gail.   My older brother Ron died in June 2007.  I have 46 first cousins.  That is my claim to fame.

Tom and I retired and moved to Florida in October 2004 from Yankee Lake, Wurtsboro, New York.  New York had been my home for almost sixty years.

I’ve been a community activist for many years  and have been involved in the Lions, the Historical Society, the Grange, the Ambulance Corps.  Other major activities have included the Episcopal Church and genealogy. Since moving to Florida, I have formed the Hearing Loss Association of Jacksonville, served as President and Member of the Board of Trustees of the Hearing Loss Association of Florida, and am editor for the state newsletter, “Hear Ye, Hear Ye.” Other hearing loss activities include an appointment by the Governor to the Florida Coordinating Council for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (FCCDHH) and to the Advisory Committee to the DCF-HHS by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

Some day I will really retire. 



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