Elva, my mother, wanted to be an attorney and circumstances didn’t make it easy for a woman to attain such a goal in the 1930’s. Mother spent her life advocating changes to better society and at 97 is still politically active. My daughter Brooke is a school counselor, one of this centuries more dangerous and most essential professions. In the middle generation, a self-portrait. One of the freedoms of the new millenia is pursuit of spiritual nature while remaining involved with family and community life.