Career - Retired as Associate Director for Federal Compliance and Oversight, Office of Medicaid Administration, Texas Department of Mental Health and Mental Retardation
Education - B.S. from North Texas State University (Denton, TX) in 1975, MAHS from St. Edward's University (Austin, TX) in 1995.
Family - 3 children, 2 grand children, 1 great grand child
Birth - 1940 in Dublin, Georgia
Retired But Still Kicking
Proof - Currently write a column for The Mac Observer, teach basic computer skills, work part time as an editor for an on-line publisher, and serve as president of our local Macintosh Users Group.
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Best Award - Mary Moody Foundation Award for Outstanding MAHS Graduate Student - 1995
Most Surprising Accomplishment - 4.0 GPA in Graduate School
Favorite Dessert - Baskin Robbins Vanilla Ice Cream Cake
Favorite Drink - (make that only drink) - Regular Coca- Cola
Best Narrow Escape - Walked away from an airplane crash with nothing more than a few more gray hairs
The Most Frequently Heard Comment as a Child - "No You Aren't!" when told that my sister and I are twins
Best Remembered Pet - My 17 year old cat (Sockie) who died in 2004
Best New Pet - Abby, my 1 year old Tabby
Favorite Past Times - Painting still lifes and teaching Mac skills .
The Most Useless Information That I have Ever Heard - It is possible to lead a cow upstairs, but not downstairs
The best $100 Worth of Advice I Ever Got From a Plumber - To keep your garbage disposal from smelling do the following once a week: Fill the disposal with ice. Turn on the disposal and let in run until the ice is chopped up. Keep it on and turn on the water and let it run full tilt until brown sludge comes out of the disposal and then runs back down the drain. Let water continue to run for a few seconds more and then turn it off. It works great
Really Great Free Advice From Me - The easiest way to get melted candles out of votive candle holders is to set the votive holder in your freezer for 20 or 30 minutes. The remaining candle wax will freeze, thereby srinking. In most cases the wax will just fall out when you turn the votive cup over. You can also tap it carefully on something padded - I use a hot pad - and that may encourage it to fall out.
Political Affiliation - Democratic
What I wish People Would Remember - George Bush is NOT a Texan