I worked at Illinois State University in Normal, IL in the Dept. of History and the Dept. of Politics and Government.
I had worked in the circus since I was 3. My parents, George and Lorraine Mather Valentine, had the Flying Valentinos flying trapeze act in the 1930s and 40s.
I belong to the Daughters of the American Revolution, Colonial Dames of the 17th Century, McLean County Genealogical Society, Colonial Daughters of the 17th Century, McLean County Historical Society, Circus Fans Assn of America, and Circus Historical Society.