Her German heritage provided her with opportunities to practice and appreciate many of the founding principles that made this country great. Her mother taught her faith and love of God. These gave her strength of body and spirit for the journey.
Dr. Tucker has lived the American Dream. She comes from humble beginnings; she recognized and seized the opportunities provided by this incredible country. She has spent nearly seven decades in education at all levels and has served in positions as teacher, counselor, administrator, and dean.
Dr. Tucker is the recipient of many awards and honors and remains active in her personal and professional communities. She is currently serving her fourth four-year term on a local school board of trustees.
She has often been a lone voice expressing and living ideas, values and principles she presents in this book. Dr. Tucker, at 91, exemplifies what freedom and opportunities America, this unique experiment in government founded on Christian principles, can provide for its people. She has seen and lived the erosion of the founding principles, but she has also lived much of her life knowing and living much of what the Founders intended.
Ninety one years covers a lot of our history. What Grandma Tucker sees happening now is not what she wants for her children or grandchildren or any child.