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Name:thistledown_keep
Birthdate:Dec 23
Location:Splendora, Texas, United States of America
I lost my mom in 2012 to the ravages of MS. She and Dad had been married 57 and a half years. In 2014, Dad asked me to return to Texas and live at the farm with him. On November 1 of that year he had a heart attack at 10:30 in the morning. At 90 days the doc declared he was fully recovered. I am here for as long as he needs me. My fiance', who is 6 months my senior, lives in southern Colorado. He looks after his 92 year old mom, who is dealing with the wear and tear of so many years, diabetes, macular degeneration, major hearing loss, and dementia. He lost his dad two and a half years ago.

I teach school full time in the Houston metro-plex. I actually like teenagers. I have a pseudo sister who is off to graduate school this summer. I adopted her and she fit into the peculiarities of our family so well that my folks adopted her too. She lives here at the farm, which allows me to sneak off to Colorado to see the honey whenever the opportunity presents itself. Did I mention that my Dad is approaching 85 and deaf as a post? The real reason he keeps me around is that I can deal with automated phone systems. I have one genetic sibling. He has Asperger's Syndrome. In the 60s no one knew what that was.

Life is never uneventful and 7 acres at the edge of a metropolis comes with interesting opportunities.

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actually fibre arts, adult alternative, and about tenthousand books, and making art dolls., and my amazing fiance'. oh, anything by charles delint, bulletprook monk, byatt, cats, classic rock, country, dad, dogs, dolores ashcroft-nowicki, embroidery, goat, harry potter, has it got lyrics? probably works for me., horse, including crocheting, janny wurts, jk rowling, kenneth rexroth, knitting, last of the dogmen, lord of the rings, mercedes lackey, pagan, really., terri windling, tolkien, ts eliot, weaving, who has time? i teach hs english, world music
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