This is a story I've been working on for more years than I care to admit. Working full time and taking care of your family leaves little time for creative writing. Since it's my life story and I am an unknown, publishers did not stand in line to make offers. But I sincerely believe it is a story worth telling, and worth reading. iUniverse is making it possible for people like me to have their books published and their stories read. Having only a high school education, I learned to write by reading other authors and working as a secretary correcting the bad writing of others. I have lived every moment of this story--suffered through the lows and reveled in the highs. I am a survivor; at the age of 71, I am still taking home a paycheck.