Welcome .............. we're so happy you will be joining us in conversations! Where in southern Calfornia do you hail from? I lived in Anaheim, then Irvine area, am now settled in Lake Elsinore. Look forward to you posts.
I moved to Irvine in 1980 from the Anaheim area. There were still orange groves all around the subdivisions then, and in May-June the fragrance of the blossoms permeated the area. Within five to ten years, they were all ripped out and replaced with homes and small shopping centers. I moved out here four years ago (Lake Elsinore) and when I go back to O.C. now it is solid buildings everywhere, and there is hardly any open land left. It's sad. Out here, we have vineyards of grapes................and a lot of open fields..........but, they are building tons of new homes, too.
Hi everybody! My name is Ann-Marie. I have been a lurker on here since around 2014 or so and wanted to finally be able to participate in the discussions I so enjoy reading.
I am a homeschool mom in the mountains of Virginia, although I was raised in Southern California. Quite a difference between the two places and I'm grateful to God every day that He brought me here!
My profile picture is the family dog, Titus. He is an old guy and gets nervous during thunderstorms unless he is wrapped in his blanket. My username is the name of my childhood cat because I couldn't think of anything catchy!
Anyway, I just wanted to introduce myself and let you all know how much this former lurker has appreciated having this great place to come to when the world seems so crazy. I will be posting my testimony in that section shortly.