name is Evelyn,
years I maintained a full time job, while supplementing my
income with a p/t home-based word processing business;
simply known as Evelyn's Typing Service (DBA
EMprints - Named by using my initials).
clientele list included authors, business executives,
college students, engineers, lawyers, professors,
restaurants... I had keys to businesses located in
the city to let myself in to pick up work in the evening
and to drop it off when done along with an invoice.
Others would have an appointment and come to my home.
Living in the state capital and having my own word
processing equipment were definite assets back then.
notable event took place late in the evening after I
received a call from my office supply sales rep
requesting me to do some work for the city. He
said that there was a situation at the power plant, it
was urgent and at that late hour they didn't know whom
to call when my name came to mind. Reluctantly, I
our local television late night news a reporter stated
that the city was working on a solution proposal and
would have it ready by morning. What she didn't
say was that the work was taking place in my house as
at the annual John
George Nicolay Secretary
Appreciation Seminar held in Springfield, Illinois, I received a
scholarship from The Greater
Springfield Chamber of Commerce as recognition.
prestigious award in our community at the time)
changed on Easter Sunday 1994 when Rick experienced a
SEVERE base of the
brain stroke at the age of 44. It left his entire
right side along with his concentration, memory,
cognitive skills and personality traits impaired.
therapy, exercise and medications he has shown significant
improvement along with his ability to walk. However, our
lives changed dramatically!
up my personal business to be with him. He needed
physical therapy, occupational therapy and speech therapy.
In rehab he was given children's computer games to play.
As he progressed, with the help of others I created the CSC
website for him to copy and paste emails sent to us by
Aug. 17, 2008 he experienced a severe heart attack with
99.5% blockage. Several months later he fell breaking
his nose and almost bled to death possibly due to his heart
stopping and being on multiple blood thinners. He was
diagnosed with an irregular heart beat that may be causing
him to pass out.
been quite a ride!
have gained a considerable amount of knowledge concerning
mental and physical health issues including heart problems,
strokes, diet, exercise, therapy, rehabilitation, anxiety,
depression, attitude, faith, God, hope, patience...
If there's anything that
learned, it's to NEVER give up,
God Works in Strange Ways
and that, He helps those that help themselves!
for company while I'm away.
4, 2012, I
published the short, easy, fun to
read book Quiet
an effort to do my part in giving
hope to others living with severe
depression. It's a TRUE
Story about my husband Rick's
Near Death Experience, our dog that
saved his life and years of recovery
that is humorous and inspirational. Paperback
and Kindle versions are available at
to read anywhere with free reading
apps for every major smart-phone,
tablet, and computer. -
/ Samples / Reviews ~ eBook
25, 2004 – Created ChristianSoldiersCross.com
to honor our Military Members /
Veterans, to show that "We are
Proud to be Americans crusading in
the Army of Soldiers for
Christ!!" and to act as a form
of home-based therapy to keep Rick
motivated to help improve his
concentration, memory, creativity
etc. while I was away at work.
I added an email library for my
husband Rick to copy and paste
emails received from others to copy
and paste. He began receiving so
many emails that I had to add
another, then another and still
another. There are now 200+ pages.
26, 2000 - created EMprints.com