The dress was satin with lace bodice and sleeves and buttons down the back. There was a satin cummerbund at the waist.   The bridesmaids wore blue satin jaquard.


The wedding was 9/10/83. Reception at Prestwick Club House, Plainfield. Honeymoon in Quebec.

After graduating from Graduate School in May 1983, I got a job at Goodwill.


I also spent a lot of time planning my wedding and I made my wedding dress and my attendants bridesmaids dresses. Cost me $50 for the material, buttons, etc. I was going to make my hat as well, but there was a snafu and I had to buy a hat.

While working at Goodwill, they discovered my skill at drawing and then engaged me to do a variety of graphics for training manuals, flyers, etc. I also started doing several portrait commissions. I worked at Goodwill until 1988. I then got a job at Disabilities Services, Inc. in Crawfordsville, where I was Adult Services Director. In 1989, I got pregnant and had to give up most of the toxic chemicals associated with drawing & painting.

“I do not think, sir, you have any right to command me, merely because you are older than I, or because you have seen more of the world than I have; your claim to superiority depends on the use you have made of your time and experience.”

                                        ― Charlotte Brontë, Jane Eyre