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 capitol 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 Secretary's Day Convention held at
Springfield, Illinois, I received a John
George Nicolay scholarship as recognition. (a
prestigious award in our community at the time named after
Abraham Lincoln's private secretary)
husband of 23 years at the time, Rick
had a lucrative sales
position for one of the nations largest food manufacturing
companies. We thought we were set for life.
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.
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.
therapy, exercise and medications he has shown significant
improvement along with his ability to walk. However, our
lives changed dramatically!
have become knowledgeable concerning mental and physical
health issues including heart problems, strokes, diet,
exercise, therapy, rehabilitation, anxiety, depression,
attitude, faith, God, hope, patience...
25, 2015 / Thanksgiving
Day - Created
/ Patriotic / American / Military Online Outlet Mall
encourage others to show that they too are Patriotic
Americans. ~ United
We Stand! (There
is Strength in numbers)
4, 2012 - Quiet
about my husband Rick's
Death Experience, our dog that saved his life and years of
recovery that is humorous, inspirational, motivational and
/ Samples / Reviews ~ eBook
25, 2004 – Created
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
am away at work.
26, 2000 - created EMprints.com