Jim and I grew up in Michigan. He spent his childhood in East Detroit (now called Eastpointe), and I grew up in St. Clair Shores. We met at South Lake High School in choir and have been together since. He went to MSU and graduated with a Math degree and I to U of M majoring in Music Education, Piano Principle
After his career as a Sales Account Manager, Jim retired from HP in Sept of 2012. I am a musician (who doesn’t usually retire), who has worked as a music teacher, accompanist and choir director.
We raised two children in Grosse Pointe Park, who went to college and moved away settling in Portland, Oregon . After our son married, and had two children, we are going to be moving there quite soon, to be a part of our grandchildren’s lives.