I view my life in chapters. Letters home is about the chapter in my life that my husband was in the Air Force and we lived in Europe. It was an exciting, adventurous, wonderful chapter. In the next chapter in my life we both became teachers. The first ten years we both taught in a residential treatment center for emotionally disturbed children. We also had two children of our own. Moving to another town and teaching in a regular high school and watching our kids grow through their teenage years was the next chapter, followed by our retirement. We now have a craft business and stay busy working in the wood shop and taking our products to craft shows.
Growing up in the rural Texas town of Goldthwaite in the 50's and 60's was rich, not in material ways, but in the things that really mattered. Family was first; friends and community ran a close second, and life was full of adventure if you only used your imagination. In this coming of age story, a girl explores her past and her roots. It is a look back in time to the way things were then.
In the 1970's, Glenda met the love of her life, Michael, a Sgt. in the Air Force. She left her family and all that was familiar to follow him to Italy where they married. During the next eight years, they were sent to Italy and Germany where their lives were filled with adventure, travel, hardships, and homesickness as they experienced the magic of Europe together.