My name is Barbara, and yes I am an animal lover, I have a real compassion for amimals because they do not have a voice. I have had a lot of grief in my early years, my dad, two brothers, sister and grandmother died in a 10 year period before I was 12 years old. It was a hard life living with the fear of someone dieing, my mother passed away in April of 2006 and I found this site to honor her and my immediate family that left this earth too soon. I was raised in Southern California and raised two daughters in Laguna Beach, california, I feel that is my home town although I live in Sin City right now. I long to go home when I can afford to move back.I have been married for 46 years this year. Thank you for visiting my family on this site, I know they are watching in heaven. God Bless everyone that has had to suffer with the loss of their loved ones, it is part of life but we are never quite ready to say good bye to the ones closest to us.