I was born in Mexico in1932 and came to the U. S. in 1945. I went through the grades, attended Imperial Valley Junior College and San Diego State University. I earned a Bachelor's Degree a Master's Degree and a general elementary school teacher's credential. In my spare time, I wrote over seven hundred songs, mostly in Spanish and a few in English, and recorded twenty of them semi-professionally with my voice. I have written five short stories, three of which have been published and one is about to be published. I have also written several poems. I am 83 years old.