I'm a retired executive secretary. I am married with two grown daughters and four grandsons. I've always enjoyed writing, reading, music, art, and movies. I'm very fond of cats and now have a 17 year old cat named Regina. I grew up with parakeets and had them off and on during my life. I've been a Type 1 diabetic for over 50 years and would eventually like to share my experiences growing up with the disorder. I look forward to writing more on Hubpages.