I am the last daughter of a circus perfomer family. My family were circus performers in the 20's to the early 50's. They were trapeze artists, clowns, ladder, and trick act performers with various circus bands. I grew up with a mother who sewed all the costumes for the performances and I grew to love sewing as much as she did. My father was 63 years old when I was born, my mother was 40 years old. My father's brother was in the civil war, my father in WWI, my brother in WWII, my other brother in Viet Nam, I was in the Army, married a military man who died in 1988. I raised my children on my own after my husband's death and never remarried. My father was born in 1891 my mother in 1910. I come from old family and grew up in a strange unusual environment where I learn to be tolerate and accepting of strange people -- little people, individuals with deformities or abnomalties were normal to me so I understand and accept these as normal to me. I read a lot, have several college degrees, retired from Federal Service recently and love to sew. I spend most of my days in my cottage sewing and singing along to the oldies. I am a happy individual with no regrets or unfinished things in my life.