Eleanor was the child of a severely depressed Christian Scientist mother, and an atheist alcoholic father, but she was a very strong willed child. Throughout her life, Eleanor believed that the Lord sent people into her life to help inspire and guide her. Their cumulative impact molded her survivor mentality and strengthened her character in preparation to be a single mom with five children. Having served in the Air Force, Eleanor's GI Bill benefits helped pay her way through college and enabled her to buy a home. Her life was a roller coaster ride of difficulties and blessings, of prosperity and survival, for herself and her children. The kids are all grown now, and Eleanor has retired. She gives all the credit to God for bringing her through it. Since retiring, she has focused on areas of her passion, using her God-given talents of writing, poetry, sculpting, and painting, while expanding her interpersonal relationships with family, neighbors and friends. Eleanor is actively involved in her church (founded by her son, who is also the pastor), hosting an in-home fellowship, and baptisms in her pool.