A daughter of God, wife, mother, and grandmother, Becky Van Vleet has been married to her college sweetheart for almost 50 years. After raising four daughters (yes, she and hubby survived Hormone Hill), Becky is enjoying retirement from her teaching and principal positions. The scampering around of nine grandchildren thrills her heart, especially when she can corral them for book reading and cuddle time. When she’s not busy with the Grands, she will head to her garden or grab a canvas and oil paints. And she always looks for time to hike in the mountains in Colorado Springs where she resides.
Becky loves to hear from her readers! If you have family stories to share with her, she’d love to post them on her blog. She’s very passionate about each generation sharing their stories for the next generation and preserving the memories. Becky especially likes to encourage Baby Boomers to share their stories from the Greatest Generation, their parents.
Have a question for Becky? Go to her contact tab and ask away!
BECKY’S VISITS & SPEAKING
Would you like Becky to talk to your school, library, veterans, or women’s group?
Or speak to your Podcast or YouTube audience?
She offers fun, interactive in-person and online visits. Check out her topics below:
1. Homeschool Parent Groups (topic: How Books Can Become Your Child’s Best Friend)
2. Veterans Groups (topic: Patriotism, Past and Present)
3. Church Women’s Groups (topics of choice)
4. Students, middle school and up (topic: Values We Can Learn from the Greatest Generation–Sacrifice, Teamwork, Patriotism)
5. JROTC groups (topic: Values We can Learn from the Greatest Generation–Sacrifice, Teamwork, Patriotism)
6. Writers (topic: Tips for the Over-Sixty Writer)
BECKY’S FAVORITE QUOTES:
“Sometimes you will never know the value of a moment until it becomes a memory.” Dr. Seuss
“The heart, like the mind, has a memory. And in it are kept the most precious keepsakes.” Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
“Memories of our lives, of our works and deeds, will continue in others.” Rosa Parks
“It’s the thing that persists when other things fall away or fail. The family is regenerative, and it will always rise again.” Kimberly Ells