Melanie Alcorn Wood
Northern California, USA
Bio: I am THIRD generation Californian on both sides of my family. I grew up in the small town of Calistoga, before it became THE Wine Country. I am married, with children and grandchildren. Most of my working life was spent in the banking, real estate/commercial loans and escrow arena. My children travelled all over the world with me and their dad for several years and had some uncommon experiences. We all are glad to be back in the old neighborhood, and I'm now about a half-hour drive to my Calistoga, and dear old friends. I have always wanted to write, have had some success with magazine articles. Now with discoveries in geneaology I believe I have a tremendous amount of material, for this endeavor has opened numerous "closed doors" some of which contained skeletons in the closet. A few years ago I discovered via an injury that I was born with a spinal issue and should have never been able to do what I did throughout my life. Confused I asked my doctor how it was possible for me to physically do what I have done. My doctor, bless him, remarked "Isn't it amazing: what you don't know truly cannot hurt you!" I liked that very much and will continue doing whatever I want, In accordance with the rule "For the good of all, harm to none."