Welcome to My Web Site
Central Florida has been my home
since moving here with my family from Fairfield, Connecticut.
Winter Park was our destination in January, 1952 - we made it
safely after driving several days moving into our new 'pink'
house on Kings Way.
Currently my husband and I live
in what is known as the tourist capital of the world with Walt
Disney World and Sea World of Florida as well as Universal Studios
of Florida. My nickname is Duchess; thus the name of my website.
Interests include, but are not
limited to, cruise ships and web page support. I am retired
after working 39 years at the University of Central Florida.
At the time of retirement UCF was the 3rd largest university
in the country and the largest university in the State of Florida.
My husband and I spend our leisure hours cruising and traveling
I enjoy endless hours with my
computer and the creation, design and support of personal and
small business web sites.
A web site I am particularly
proud of is one I created and maintained for a 5th grade class
in Rock Falls, Illinois. The web site, Elwood's Adventures,
was an online scrapbook of the adventures of Elwood, the Dream
Big stuffed character doll created in 1980 by Mr. Doug Hand,
a 5th grade teacher. Elwood had traveled over 4.5 million miles
around the world meeting people and bringing back stories and
memorabilia to his 'forever' 5th grade class. Unfortunately
Mr. Hand passed away December, 2013 and Elwood's web site came
down off the internet 9/1/2015.
I hope you find parts of my web
site interesting. I created it in 1996 and have updated it on
and off over the years. Currently this site is undergoing renovations.