This book, The House on Lombardy Lane, was inspired by my days as a teen in Little Rock, Arkansas, where I was disappointed when my parents, who were grocery store merchants, did not buy the house we had looked at on Lombardy Lane, Pulaski Heights, Little Rock, Arkansas, with intentions of purchasing it. Thoughts of this house haunted me throughout my life even throughout twenty-five years of living abroad and teaching for the Department of Defense Overseas Dependent Schools throughout Europe. My family actually bought a gorgeous house on Wolfe Street, West Little Rock, in 1945, conveniently placing our family close to then Little Rock High School (now Little Rock Central High) and making it convenient to walk to school and to work at our third grocery store on West Fourteenth Street, Little Rock. The book tells of the many exciting places I lived and taught in the United States and abroad. The House on Lombardy Lane still captivates my thoughts and illusions as to how much more dynamically I would have completed my life’s journey had my parents purchased this fabulous house of my dreams!