Toni's Bio

I was born in New York City (the Bronx) on December 27th.  Contrary to popular belief, NYC is comprised of five boroughs: the Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens, and Staten Island.  In 1898 the five boroughs joined together to make New York City.  Flanked on the east by the "East River" (actually a strait) and on the west by the Hudson River, Manhattan is a sliver of an island, measuring only 13 mi. long and 2½ mi. wide. Sizeable Queens and Brooklyn are on the other side of the East River, and Staten Island is to the south.  North of Manhattan sits the Bronx, the only borough connected by land to the rest of the US. I now live in upstate NY in the lovely town of Germantown about 2 hours north of the Bronx.
I opened my first website in 1995 and have had websites (and blogs) online since then. Right now I'm down to two.

I Am

A Christian who loves the Lord
A first generation American of Italian parents
A Mother of 4 Children (Two deceased sons)
A Grandmother of 3 Grandchildren (one deceased granddaughter)
A Great Grandmother of four boys
And lastly, single since 1995

I Was

A Former Painter in oils, charcoal and pencil
A Published Poet
A Liz Claiborne dress sample maker
A Home Based Children's Clothing Manufacturer
A Home based Computer BBS (bulletin board system) Operator (1984-1994)
A PC Selling and Repairing Dealer
A Deputy Town Clerk
A P-T Computer Secretary/Consultant
Retired in April of 2003

I Love

Writing Poetry
Mouse drawing graphics, pixel and pop art
My Coffee - big time!
Jane Austin (All her books)
English Mysteries (especially Midsomer Murders and Inspector Lewis)
Agatha Christie's Hercule Poirot (Fascinating!) and Miss Marple
David Suchet who played Hercule Poirot to perfection
The Peanuts Gang (Charlie Brown is my hero)
Winnie the Pooh and Friends
J.R.R. Tolkein's Lord of the Rings Trilogy Books and The Hobbit
C.S. Lewis' Narnia Series Books

Favorite Singers

Billie Holiday (my personal jazz singer favorite)
Kenny Rogers (my country singer favorite)
Luciano Pavarotti (He was the Master)
Andrea Bocelli
IL Volo (3 tenors)


Baseball: The New York Yankees (FANatic 😍)


There You have it! My life in a nutshell 😉

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