Hello there! Thank you for visiting my blog: Thinking Back. I am a retired educator who has rediscovered the importance of water. I am a swimming nut! I am a lover of the Lord. A woman who has been married to the SAME man for 48 years. A mother. A grandmother. A friend. A reader. A piano player. A volunteer in my community. As I grow older, I have realized the importance of family stories. They tell so much about your life and the influences that made you the person you are now. So I will be writing about my life and my family. I hope that my stories give you a smile. Or perhaps they will give you some food for thought because what happened seems so much clearer when some time has passed. So let’s start the journey back…together….