About Beth, the non-professional blogger:
Who am I? What am I doing here? What is my background and purpose?
I was born near the campus of Texas Technological College in Lubbock, Texas, while my father was a post-graduate student there. From there my mother, elder brother and I followed him to various teaching positions until he enlisted in the Navy during WW2. During the war years, our family moved to San Diego, California, where we gained new views of culture and life in general. After the war, my father left the teaching profession and moved the family to a dry land farm in the Texas Panhandle where his love of plants and animals was infused in us all.
I attended public school in a small Texas town and could not wait for the next day’s assignments–probably because my teachers were well-trained and dedicated to their jobs. After graduation, I earned two degrees in different state universities. During those years, I determined to learn everything possible, but some things weren’t (technology among them).
Probably the most important accomplishment in my lifetime was that I learned flexibility and tolerance because of my travels. My husband and I have traveled in twenty-three countries and lived in five during the fifty-four years of our life together. I am a mother, a grandmother, and a teacher–teaching courses such as parenting, home economics, art and English in the schools where we have lived.