Valerie has lived in Summerside, P.E.I. for the past 50 years, and is retired from her job as a loans and mortgage officer for the Royal Bank of Canada. She enjoys writing stories and poems as well as searching and recording genealogy—she has even recorded her life story in a journal, so her grandchildren will know their ancestors. She also loves anything to do with history and stories that relate to the past. Her most recent accomplishment is learning to play the fiddle, which she is determined to conquer!