a retired bookseller, teacher, and organizer;
from Iowa, Bay Area California, and Brooklyn NY before landing in Minnesota;
interested in folk dancing, ethnic cooking, book sharing, train travel, choral singing, and all kinds of music;
married to a rugged individualist with a fine mind and a good heart;
mother of Joel who was here for 26 years before leaving Earth;
sister to one, sister-in-law to many; step-grandma to a few;
and a daughter who keeps tabs on her Alzheimers-afflicted Swedish mom, and misses her Norwegian dad.
Barbara appears on Trail Baboon as Barbara in Robbinsdale.