69, Wayland, MIA retired RN that has worked 45 yrs in the nursing career in several settings. Last 31 yrs same employer with a variety of upgraded positions. Loss my husband April 2008 2 months short of 40 years of marriage. Live independent single life since that time. Have 3 married children all in stable marriages. 7 grandchildren age 6 to 19 Yrs. Two of married children are of Catholic faith. Have spent many years traveling about United States and Canada. Have been in all the states of the union with exception of Hawaii and all the providences of Canada including car trips to Alaska; Newfoundland; and Vancover Island. All of my childhood since age 11 and adult life have been in Southwest Michigan. I have immediate family in Colorado and extended immediate family in Arkansas . I am a Catholic Convert but considered my self very devote and believe in the church soundly inspite of a Protestant upbringing. Enjoy a couple of hours or an afternnon/evening at the beach of Lake Michigan. Live about 25 miles from the lake. Enjoy nature and scenery when traveling in place of comercialized vacation traps. Love the oceans and waterfalls throughout North America. A great falls or even a sign there is a falls down that road can result in numerous miles of a scenic drive. Go to many jazz concerts listening to grandchildren concerts and competition. My oldest and only granddaughter is a sophomore at Notre Dame and plays in the Marching Band and the Jazz band there. Listen to music everyday and love to go to concerts of favorite artist. Was not blessed with an outstanding voice but love to sing in church and to music especially if I am alone. Grandchildren play sports and enjoy watching them when possible. Watch college and professional sports on TV regularly.
69, Otsego, MII have recently retired. I enjoy being able to pick my schedule and come and go at my leisure. I have my family raised and enjoy spending some time with my 5 grandchildren. I have a great love for the outdoors. There is no place I'd rather be. I enjoy nature by camping, walking, kayaking, gardening, and traveling. My favorite place to visit is the U.P. I try to go there every summer. I graduated from NMU and lived in Sault Ste Marie for awhile.
75, Kalamazoo, MIMy name is Irene and for the last 8 years I have lived in Kalamazoo, MI. Prior to living here, I lived in Midland, MI where I was born and raised on a farm. I am the 11th of 12 children of Slovak decent. My father came to the US in 1914 and my mother came to 1920. They both came from Lipnica which is now in Poland instead of Slovakia, I graduated from high school in 1959; worked as a secretary at the Dow Chemical Company for two years; then when to the U. of M. for the dental hygienist program. After working for several years, I stayed home to raise my children. I have owned 4 home based businesses & still work out of my home. I am widowed and have 4 children; two daughters that are married & have two children each. My two sons are not married. My family is the most important thing in my life & I try to spend as much time as possible with them. Two grandsons are adopted & one was born with multiple birth problems so I do spend as much time as I can helping out. I try to go to daily Mass & lector on Sundays as well as during the week. My favorite saint is St. Joan of Arc. Joan is my middle name so I have been friends with her for a long time. Plus she was a fighter & over the years I have had to lean on her to help me raise 4 children on my own after my husband died when the children were 7, 9, 14, & 17. I have been anti-abortion all my life. However, the prayers really intensified when my daughter found out they were not able to have children & tried to adopt. They were told that unwed mothers were either aborting the babies or keeping them themselves. So to have two adopted grandsons is a real blessing. Among my favorite pastimes are reading, walking, going out to eat, trying new foods as well as dancing, making scrape books, putting together photo albums & traveling. My favorite singer is Pavarotti, I like all kinds of music except hard rock. My favorite movie is The Passion of Christ. I also like to usher at the Civic center. Three yrs ago I started to search for our ancestors & have found ~100 of them in Poland, Slovakia, Austria & S Africa.
69, Kalamazoo, MIHello, my name is Annemarie. My birth place was a small monastery in Bavaria, 20 kilometers from the place Pope Benedict was born 2 decades earlier. I learned much later that he and I have the same nickname. His is the Rottweiler of the Vatican, mine is simply the Rottweiler. Last year I heard the chanting of monks in a chapel in Chicago and suddenly realized that is the sound of my very early childhood. I recall sitting in the small church in Trierweiler at age nine on a Sunday realizing that the homily would effect my entire life. "those given a lot, need to give back". I welcomed that knowledge, accepted it, and have lived my life accordingly. God gave me the knowledge when people need my help. I give it freely. Thus I have lived a rich and fulfilling life and welcome each day with joy. There is no boredom in my life. Some may call it drama. I simply accept altruism as a part of my day. I studied languages and import/export, worked in a number of countries and had the privilege to see much of the world. I love the ocean and thoroughly soak up the peace it gives me. Good health, fabulous hair, nice features and a positive outlook on life give me the appearance of being 10 years younger than I am. I do not ask for a senior discount because I will be accused of cheating. So I gladly pay adult admission. My sense of humor is wonderful. I laugh a lot. My friends say that they keep me around just to see what happens next. Which brings me to the subject of my future partner. If God wants me to remain single. I accept. I am asking him though to allow me to meet someone I will love with all my heart and who will accept me for who I am. Reading, writing, nature walks, picking fruit, lively discussions, movies, creating and redoing houses are some of my hobbies. I love to cook and bake. Hosting a dinner party is one of my specialties. And yes, the ocean. Soon I will be in San Diego again for four nights at the ocean. I can hardly wait. Have a great day. Annemarie
67, Kalamazoo, MIFamily and Freinds are very important tome.my parents were very important in my life. I enjoy leisure time with my cat, watching TV, going to Gilmore car Musuem on Wednesday's cruising nite to socialize and see old and new cars, help out at dinner functions, breakfast functions, helping them set up for party's and meeting new people at church.also enjoy cooking and planting a few flowers or tomatoe plants.
63, Richland, MII am most happy taking hikes and walks outside, riding my bike, sharing a great meal, movie, or theatrical production. I like spontaneous road trips and visiting a winery or brewery even. I really love to scuba dive and kayak. I am in great shape for my age, so I am often told. I love using my labradoodle as a therapy dog visiting schools, horse camps, and nursing homes to name a few. I am very down to earth and simple things please me. I am not the fussy girlie type but when the situation calls for that, I can rise to the occasion. I enjoy working in my garden, quilting, and being creative with my hands. Doing things for others and being involved in my church keeps me grounded. I am always ready to try new things and visit new places. I enjoy cooking and baking and entertaining, along with board games/cards.
64, Niles, MIMy family is very important to me. Although I am retired, I still feel a need to have a purpose. I am active and enjoy walking and areobics.I enjoy volunteering and being of service to people in need. I have known a number of people who have influenced me postiviely. My teachers were the most influential. I have found some of the most devastating experiences have made me stronger and created an awareenss of the needs of other people.
70, Saugatuck, MIHi - You will find that I am passionate about people and living life, meeting with old friends and new, participating in a variety of activities, yet also, taking time to savor things like the sunset, a great meal, beautiful music, a book, a walk or bike ride. Being with people who enjoy lively discussion on all sorts of subjects, those who have varied interests, those who are active, adventuresome, fun loving and have a sense of humor are important to me. I have a strong sense of loyalty and am interested in finding a special person to share in this wonderful life.
61, Battle Creek, MII have been blessed with a beautiful life and family. I have recently retired from a demanding profession, and I continue to keep busy; social contacts with friends, gardening, and working on projects around the house that I never had time for. I look forward to more time with my Grandchildren, and more time to travel abroad. I believe that God has more for me to do, I plan to do some volunteering, and help at my local Parish, providing services to my local community. Helping others is very rewarding. I live a healthy lifestyle, and I've recently discovered the benefits of eating organic foods. I enjoy experimenting with new and different recipes. A healthy mind, body, & soul gives me balance and peace.
69, Saugatuck, MII'm interested in meeting someone with a good sense of humor,( that is most important), who likes to do new things. I'm enjoy in learning new things too. Growing up I was most influenced by my father and grandparents. I want to be in the warmer weather in the winter and need to be near the water. In the past, I haven't had much leisure time because work has occupied most of my time.
60, Kalamazoo, MIHi, my name is Karen. Like most people, I treasure my relationships with family and friends. I have several grandkids and I enjoy watching them grow up. I like the stage of life I'm in right now. I try to live a life of gratitude, especially for the dear people God has placed in my life. I love living in Michigan! I have spent lots of time enjoying the inland lakes and Great Lakes. Charlevoix is a favorite place of mine and I have spent many summers enjoying our state parks and camping. I would like to do more traveling and perhaps visit Italy, Rome, or Poland. I have a small dog and have always enjoyed animals. I also enjoy music, reading, gardening, snooping around antique shops, and day trips here and there. I recently visited the Shrine of Our Lady of Good Help in Wisconsin. I took the SS Badger from Ludington and it was a lovely four hour passage on Lake Michigan. I am passionate about Catholicism and have recently retired from working in a Catholic bookstore. I never tire of this great faith we are in and find it a journey that captivates me. I came into the Church in 2002, holding the hand of the Blessed Mother.
64, Kalamazoo, MI
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