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Location: Las Vegas, Nevada, United States

I retired in 2005 after dealing blackjack and roulette in Las Vegas casinos for almost 20 years. I have one daughter and one grand-daughter who introduced me to altered art after my retirement. I was born in Iowa and grew up on a farm. I began the Memoirs of a Wildrose blog in the form of letters to my daughter to share information with her about family heirlooms and family history, plus remembrances of today, yesterday and yesteryear ! "Book of Douglas" blog is the story of my late husband, his life as I knew him, and our journey through life together. Ginny's Art blog was created to provide myself a record of my artsy creations.

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Tulsa Homes

Tulsa, Oklahoma was home for 18 years.  We started out living in rented houses and finally purchased our first home about 1965-66.  11422 East 4th Place shown in the upper right hand corner of these pages.  Life happened here --  the next door neighbor boys were mean to our dog, Ringo, other neighbor boys were fascinated with the race car building in the garage.  I found a fabulous white Christmas tree with all white and gold decorations that would be put up every year for the next 13 years.  I had gone to "beauty school" and was now working in a salon styling hair,  Douglas went to work keeping airplanes in good working order and Tammy went to grade school, graduated high school, got married and moved to Wichita while we lived here.  I got "the bug" for a larger home in the early 80's - 5711 South Indianapolis -- perfect street address !!  Douglas was no longer racing but always talked of going to the Indy 500 -- one of the things on his "bucket list" that never came to pass, regretfully.  This house was perfect when families came to visit -- the back yard and patio made for a great outdoor room.   We wouldn't live here long, but,  good times were enjoyed here in those few years !!