Lady Bug

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About me

Industry Arts
Occupation Genealogist, Writer, Photographer, Artist
Location Oro Valley
Introduction Always learning, growing, seeking. Lover of all things creative. I'm a pretty funny person. May have missed my calling as a stand-up comedienne. LOL! I can make just about anyone laugh. I love to sing, too. I sing for anyone who will listen. My favorite song to sing in public is "The Water is Wide," a 16th century English ballad. It has a sweet tune and is short enough to hold people's attention. As an appreciation, most people clap when I finish the song which is always a delightful surprise.
Interests Researching genealogy. Studying my own DNA results. Creating hand-made cards, reading, creating and photographing tablescapes for you, playing the piano, and helping people. Most of all, I LOVE to make people laugh. I love to laugh, too.
Favorite Movies Love movies; Oldies but goodies: love good foreign films such as The Motorcycle Diaries (Spanish); The Official Story (Argentina); Women On The Verge (of a nervous breakdown)(Spain); The Dinner Game (France); Au Revoir Les Enfants (France); The Return of Martin Guerre (France); King of Masks (China); Smash Palace (Australia); Lady Bird, Lady Bird (UK); Malena (Italian); The English Patient (UK). Drive (US); J Edgar (US); The Hurt Locker (US); Midnight in Paris (US); Intouchables (France); Have watched the Bourne series too many times to count! Inception (US); "Captain Phillips" and "The Book Thief" and "Her." Really enjoyed "Railway Man" with Colin Firth and Nicole Kidman. Based on a true story. Full of brutality, love, kindness and forgiveness. Filmed on the west coast of Scotland, which reminded me of my trip there.
Favorite Music Piano Sonata No. 8 in C Minor, Op 13, "Pathetique, " Beethoven; Angel Flying Too Close to the Ground (Willie Nelson);Dance with me Once Again (Johnny Rodriguez); Danny Boy (Eva Cassidy); Whiter Shade of Pale (Sarah Brightman); Recuerdos de la Alhambra (Nina Mouskouri); Don't Save it All for Christmas Day (Avalon); Crying (Roy Orbison); To Where You Are (Josh Groban); If I Said You Had a Beautiful Body, Would You Hold it Against Me (The Bellamy Brothers); You Had Me from Hello (Kenny Chesney); Voy A Apagar La Luz Contigo Aprendi (Luis Miguel); The Winner Takes All (ABBA); Smoke Gets in Your Eyes (The Platters); The Long and Winding Road (The Beatles); It Was Almost Like A Song (Ronnie Milsap); A Bad Goodbye (Clint Black and Wynonna). Classic Southern Gospel; old hymns; The Lesters, the Cathedrals, The Florida Boys, Bill Gaither. Adore Russell Watson and his amazing voice and triumphant story. Love his version of "Nella Fantasia." Enjoy listening to Adele, Justin Bieber, and an old favorite Sandi Patty. Love Collin Raye's song, "In This Life, " and I admire Shania Twain for her talent in writing "From This Moment."
Favorite Books Childhood Favorites: The Box Car Children, East of the Sun and West of the Moon, The Sad Story of the Hungry Cat and the Little Blue Bird, Where the Wild Things Are, Corduroy, All of A Kind Family; Teen Favorites: The Russian Revolution by Alan Moorehead and anything by Robert Nathan; Early Adult Favorites: Anything non-fiction; Later Adult Favorites: thrillers, mysteries, Baldacci, Ludlum, Child, Bell, Clancy, Grisham; Ortberg, Lucado, poetry. Recent reading "The Creature from Jekyll Island"; "The Prague Cemetery"; "Disintegration"; and "The Third Industrial Revolution." Jeffrey Archer novel, "Prisoner of Birth." Ted Bell's thrillers. Love Jack Reacher - have read them all (author, Lee Child). A new author has emerged who is quite talented: Owen Laukkanen. Read his books if you get a chance. Enjoy Robert Crais and Brad Meltzer.