Her love of God and love for a man led Delia down a path of thrills, chills and unexpected changes. Raised in a small town by a poor Irish farmer and his wife she was knowledgeable of many of life's ups and downs. As the oldest of twelve children she knew what it took to keep a house running and how to care for others. Her mother, a devout Christian, raised them in church and daily referred to the Bible to explain why they should respond to life's problems. Being a Christian she knew in her heart what was Godly and what was not. Her father, a fun loving, whiskey drinking, jig dancing, hard working man, was a believer but not a practitioner. Her well endowed bosom caused her young life to be filled with ridicule from her school age pears. She longed for someone to see her as she was; a caring, God loving young woman with the desire and the ability to make a good wife and mother. Fulfillment of her dreams began to unfold the day she left home with the son of the owner of a traveling carnival. She was in for the "ride" of her life.