My mom went back to college when she was in her 30's (something unheard of in the sixties and got her nursing degree. To this day she is the oldest living graduate of the University of Arizona School of Nursing. She taught me that women deserve whatever they want in life. I'd say she is a feminist in a way, but she wouldn't know that. She just did what she thought was normal.
My parents started in the mid-west and moved to Oklahoma and then Arizona. They are drifters, though, and have moved many, many times. Today they live in Tucson. It's taken me a long time to really appreciate my parents and understand what great gifts they've given me. I simply would not have been me without them!
May we all spend a moment in gratitude for the people who gave us our lives. Some were not as lucky as I was. I had love and laughter amongst the angst and anguish of growing up. THANKS, MOM AND DAD!