I started collecting in college, UN at the time. I lost interest when they started all the flag sheets and my collection started collecting dust. I graduated from Bridgewater State College in MA with a BA in English and certification to teach. That didn't work out and I found myself in restaurant management, which is what I've done for most of my adult life. I've been married for 30 years to a stamp addict. (You all know him as Tom...nr-notrare). To make him happy (and stop the harrassment!) I started collecting again and lo and behold I'm having a ball with it!