I’m a mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and soon to be great-great grandmother. This is my accomplishment that brings me the most pride. I had five children, two daughter and three sons. However, the second daughter passed away when she was five days old.
I am a retired elementary school teacher and after retiring I started a writing career. I have 3 published books. Two were children’s books and the other was for young adults and adults. I also write two columns for a small town weekly newspaper in Indiana. If you are interested in checking out my books I have a website, www.carolbender.com.
I was born in northern Indiana but when I was six weeks old my family moved to Louisville, Kentucky, where I lived for five years. I then moved to Dayton, Ohio, where I lived until I was ten years old. At that time I returned to northern Indiana. I lived there for two years and then went to Miami, Florida for two years, until I returned to northern Indiana, where I resided until my husband’s passing in 2011. I then moved to Alabama to be close to my youngest son, Dr. Tom Bender. I have now started a new job working alongside him in his office. I love living here in Alabama and enjoy working with Tom and meeting new people.