The author: Kathy Richardson
Kathy Richardson writes a column titled, ‘Life Lines’, for a Central Wisconsin (Wood County) Buyer’s Guide since June of 1990. A new entry will be posted each Monday morning at 8:30 am.
Come visit Kathy’s world each week. She will share her life in the Mid West as a child growing up on a farm, as a young married woman, raising children, enjoying grandchildren and going on vacations.
Author’s husband: Arnie and Kathy met when they were eighteen. They fell madly in love and were married nine months later.
Their Children: Christy, Niki and Tammie
Christy was born shortly before their first wedding anniversary. She had a birth defect and died at two months of age.
Niki was born eight years later. She is married and raising a large family.
Tammie was born four years after Niki. Like Christy, she was born with TAR syndrome which involves having thrombocytopenia, a blood disorder, and missing forearm bones. She needed knee surgery to walk. Tammie is a librarian and a world traveler.
Brothers and sisters: The author is the youngest of seven children. The author’s husband is the eldest of eleven. Their brothers and sisters are frequently mentioned in the columns.