More About Me
I was born in 1921 in East Vandergrift, a little town in western Pennsylvania. During the Depression, I had to quit high school and go to work to help support my widowed mother and younger siblings. I found a job as a cleaning lady at Mel’s Boarding House in Pittsburgh near the Pitt and Carnegie Tech campuses. There is where I met my husband Jim, who died in 1966. We had five wonderful children. A few years ago, after my second heart attack, my daughter Diana talked me into collaborating on a screenplay about Mel’s Boarding House. I’m very proud of my first screenplay and hope to do another one before, well, you know.