How did it all happen? Let's start with the Great Depression of 1929. I was born December 7, 1929 in the country at home near Kent,Indiana to Irven and Jessie Bear. I was also born into a family of musicians ad at the age of 12 I started playing the guitar by memory it means I didn't take lessons to play, it was all natural. Folks would have house dances, roll back the rug and dance until dawn. We played at old fiddler's contests and won first place seven times. I taught clogging at many different locations and was dance instructor for The Indiana Red Star Cloggers for 36 years. They performed in 1989 at Disney World in Florida; Performed at Innsbruck Austria House of Congress in 1997. I danced at County Fairs, Festivals, State Fairs and taught many National Clogging Conventions. I was elected into Square Dance Hall of Fame in 1984 at Renfro Valley and received a trophy and was commissioned a Kentucky Colonel at Renfro Valley. I have chest full of trophies and plaques that I have received down through the years. I am a Country Western Dance Instructor and owned my own dance barn for many years. The name of my western group is The Indiana Boots and Jeans Country western Dancers. I have taught many different couple dances, line dances and show routines. I took my country western dance to Knoxville, Tennessee where they performed on a show called Club Dance and it was televised on TNN. I tool a group down every year for 7 years. I also taught the old time hoedown square dancing for many years and was a member of three western square dance club for 15 years. I wrote all my show routines and line dances for my cloggers. For all the music connected to my life, I give credit to my sister and my parents whom are all gone now and my husband Charlie for being my dance partner and our two woderful sons Dorrell and Barry for putting up with mom dancing all through their lives.