In the fall of 1975 my husband was awarded a grant from the Brookings Institute to research and write his PhD dissertation in Washington DC. He was insistent I needed to continue living in the Bay Area. I worked in a classroom in Fairfield, near Travis Air Force Base, teaching children with orthopedic handicaps. My husband believed wecould not aford for me not to work.
To prepare for a year living single I bought my own car, a 1963 Dodge Dart, I found a dog to keep me company, Irmagarde, a 130 pound Newfoundland, and I found several activities to keep me busy. Albany, the city where we lived, offered an adult ed program. I enrolled in a sculpture class.
"With all the beauty surrounding me here above the Verde Valley, how could I not create more beauty?"