9 year residents of Columbus, Georgia, on the Chattahoochee River that divides us from Alabama, my husband, Steve, and myself have been married 25 years. We are "empty nesters" with 2 adult sons. Oldest lives now in Brooklyn; youngest attends Savannah College of Art and Design. We console ourselves with 2 cats that we converse with as if they will answer back. I work with the Department of Defense in training and education; Steve is a tennis director at beautiful Callaway Gardens. I am active in my church, Toastmasters International, and cook a great deal. Steve plays tennis and loves to read up on the national political scene. His hails from Philadelphia; me, grew up in foothills of North Carolina and I can't erase the small town country that am rooted in.