My years of acting have led to this passion to present these two lives so that others may learn from them. I want Missourians to be proud of our citizens and to keep their memories alive. We all have struggles to face and these two ladies are good examples to follow. I am at an appropriate age to portray these characters, and retirement gives me to time to travel the state. I have even made my husband dress up as Almanzo Wilder as he has driven me to performances.