Happily retired, living in Lanark Highlands on the Mississippi River with her husband, and two dogs. Marlene has been blessed with two grown children, and a beautiful grand daughter. She has been fortunate to be able to pursue her artistic passions, which include oil painting, quilting, and writing. Currently working on her family tree, and writing her life stories that have taken shape through collections, and oddities from her travels, heirlooms, and beautiful human beings that she has crossed paths with over the decades.