Author was born a Miracle, the third of six, and grew up on a wheat farm in southwest Oklahoma. She cooked for wheat harvesters by age twelve. Graduated from Grandfield High School and Southwestern Oklahoma State University, she has been married to the love of her life for 48 years. Two children and five grandchildren live nearby. She has taught Sunday School for 37 years and is now president of ninety-five-member Plano Garden Club, State Chairman of Flower Show Schools for Texas Garden Clubs, Inc., NGC Master Flower Show Judge and Texas Design Consultant.