Friendly, outgoing and empathetic with a big smile -- a hug always waiting, I am a quiet person too. Sweet, friends tell me. I come from a strong, happy marriage of only 16 years. I've had a varied and interesting life, a bit unconventional. I'm a grandma -- what a blessing! I love to travel and take trains when I can. Day trips in beautiful California are a thrill. Is that something you enjoy too? Let's go someplace! My favorite thing is helping kids learn to read. I'm independent and do well living on my own (except for the %#@ computer), but I miss having a partner in life. I'm looking for a good heart. I admire kindness and flexibility with strong values underneath.