Housewife In the 70's"
My family is native to the Eastern Shore
of Maryland and Virginia. My
husband, is a native of the Dallas Fort
Worth area, employed by NASA, who
came to the shore with the Navy in the 50's.
He returned here as an Engineer with LTV
Aerospace Corporation in the 60's.
During the early years of my marriage, we had
several major moves, the first being
to Lompoc, California in November
was a young housewife with two sons in
diapers, ages 22 months and 5 months.
I was 3,000 miles away from home with no
babysitter, and no family, except my husband who
was working long hours launching the Scout
Missile at Vandenberg Air Force Base. We flew to
California on Thursday and had to have a rental
home by Monday. Hong Kong flu took over
and my babies were very sick, when the moving
We lived in our California rental for 5 months,
then were told we would be there 5 more years.
We bought a house in March of 1973 and in
September I was sitting in Grand Prairie, Texas.
My furniture was in storage, we were in an
efficiency apartment, with a house for
sale in California. We then purchased a
home in Arlington, Texas. In November of
1974, we moved back to work at the NASA
flight facility in Wallops Island, Virginia and
the Eastern Shore of Maryland became home
Jerry and I have a son Gregg age 38, who
recently retired as a Senior Chief in the Navy
and returned to Salisbury to attend Salisbury
University. He will be teaching physics in high
school. Nuclear submarines have been his home
for the past 20 years. His wife Autumn enjoys
writing and publishing some of her fiction. His
son, and our grandson Kaden, is 8 years old and
lives in Florida. In addition they have two pet
Scottie dogs Gordon and Scamp. We are fortunate
to have our son Eric, age 37 here in Salisbury.
He is very computer oriented and designs
websites. He and his partner have H.O.P.E.
Entertainment (helping others produce events)
and are raising funds for
http://www.HopeEntertainment.org. Our grandson "Grayson" age 11 and a
granddaughter "Kaitlyn" age 8 keeps everyone
busy with school activities and sports. We have
waited a long time for the right to be called
Grandmom and Grandad. Our daughter Leah, age
27 (initially a mid life crisis who is really a
blessing) graduated from Georgia Southern
in 2005. She is an area manager in the home
health care field in Tampa, Florida.
I love working with people and especially real
estate. Moving and relocating really changes
the lives of our families and friends in ways we
do not always recognize for many years to come.
The men or women in business usually have no
choice, and the family must make the move. My experience in the aerospace industry,
taught me to understand the tremendous stress a
family feels in being uprooted. I try very hard
to orient you to the community. For some
families, quite often the most important thing
is finding the pediatricians, personal and pet
grooming, extracurricular activities for the
children, health food stores, fresh seafood and
vegetables.....the list is endless.....there are
no choices for them and for the most part the
relocating employee has none either, when they
are climbing the corporate ladder.
Families often feel put aside when the
move is a must for job development. We see a
lot of "Mars and Venus" when we work with
I like to think I am a benefit to you and your
family in understanding these
It is not just the house that makes your home.
Having everyone happy is very important! The
companies I provide a tour for know, I will be
honest and show you the pros and cons of living
on the shore.
am known as
"The Resource Lady".
clients and customers know
give you my time"
and go the extra mile, enabling you to make an
The Eastern Shore has a great deal to offer a
growing family. You may want to take a look at
some of the family activities I enjoyed here as
The beaches are wonderful to fish, crab and dig
clams near the shore line. Picking
strawberries, blueberries or tomatoes in the
field is a pastime still enjoyed here!
No matter what makes your heart call home...........
My customers know I give them .....
The "Realtor" Performance