Barbara Holz Sullivan

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Occupation Retired RN
Location Greenlake, Seattle, Washington
Introduction I was born in historic Dubuque, Iowa to a large, close-knit family, which included 46 first cousins. I was the oldest of five daughters. My ancestors from Luxembourg, Germany, and Austria were in Dubuque nearly one hundred years before me. I attended the private girls' academy that my grandmothers, great-aunts, aunts, cousins, and sisters attended and am still friends with grade school classmates. After briefly contemplating joining the convent, I left home for good to attend nursing school in Rochester, Minnesota. I married and continued my education at the University of Pittsburgh and St. Louis University and with my infant daughter, eventually followed my sister and cousin to Seattle in the 70s. I live with my husband, a retired UW professor, near Green Lake. There, we raised our blended family of four children, who all live and work nearby with their nine children.
Interests Family History, Nearby History, Nearby Norwegians, maintaining friendships, writing, food & recipes, Iowa, the 1940s & 50s, grandchildren, nursing, travel, design, stitchery, simplicity, games, collecting, books, especially mysteries and historical nonfiction