Catalina High School, Tucson, Arizona, USA
Sandi Bauman Miller

    I live in a subdivision of Placerville, CA. known as
Swansboro Country.  The area is also known as Mosquito.
We are halfway between Sacramento and South Lake Tahoe.
To get to our place you must drive a mountain road down
a steep canyon over a one lane suspension bridge which
was constructed in 1853 over the American River and
then up the canyon and around several switchbacks.  We
are approximately 14 miles from Placerville proper.

     Bill Miller and I have been married 49 years in July.
We have four children (Mitzi 41, Mark 39, Matt 38 and
Monique 35).  We have nine grandchildren ranging in age
from 14 years to 7 months.  Six boys and three girls.
William (1995), Amanda (1998), Sam (1999), Paul (2000);
Justin (2001); Jack (2002); Daniel (2003); Kathryn
(2007) and Madison (2008).  They have kept us busy.
Mitzi, Matt, and Monique all live in El Dorado Hills,
CA. which is about an hour away from us.  Mark live in
the San Jose Area.  My parents are both deceased.  My
one remaining family member in Tucson died in 2006.

     I was fortunate enough to stay at home with the
children until Monique was in the sixth grade.  I did
work for 13 years from home for American Red Cross
serving as a Night Duty Worker contacting military
personnel in the events of emergencies at home while
they were stationed overseas.  Then I worked for 10
years for San Jose Unified School District as a
registrar and attendance clerk in both elementary and
middle schools.  I am retired now.

   I am a quilter and a knitter.  Yearly I try to get
either a quilt or a sweater done for each of the
grandchildren.  I am currently in two quilt groups
(one meets weekly and the other is monthly). 

    We seem to do everything in twos.  We adopted Mitzi
and Mark and then really surprised ourselves with Matt
and Monique.  Mark and Matt were both born in 1970. 
Mark in January and Matt in December (they are the
same age for three weeks each year).  The in 1992
Monique was married in August and Matt was married in 

Hope to see you all in October.