My family has quite a mix of cultures: Italian, German, English, Irish, and more. I was raised to care for others, never discriminate, and always give people the benefit of the doubt. When in doubt, assume the best – never the worst. My family taught me to respect and admire people of all backgrounds, faith, and opinions. Also not to make fun of others or what is important to them.
My family always made the best of any situation. They set a great example for my sister and I. I was taught to work hard and appreciate what I was given. I also learned important life skills – including cooking, handiwork, and the importance of helping others. There are just no words to adequately express my appreciation for my family.
Today, I am fortunate to have two amazing daughters (twins). From board games, singing together, or cooking, there are few people I love being around more than these two! They are great people – kind, smart, artistic (great singers), funny, caring. They are also two of my best friends.
I spend my free time mostly cooking, playing board games, and being with those I love. Games were always a “treat” as a kid. If my sister or I got our chores (this is what they call housework in the south) done early, then we were able to play games. I have never really outgrown that.
I suppose I’m still just a kid in many ways. I love playing board games with friends. The memories we create each week – the laughter, the ups, and the downs of playing games – just so much fun! We mostly play WW2, Star Wars, or Games Workshop games. Our favorite game (now for over 25 years) is Space Hulk, published by Games Workshop. It is about an hour to play. It gets intense, but it is always fun. My friends are warm hearted and make life just more fun. I admire them and their families that give them the freedom to play games each week.