I’m Ann Best, author name Ann Carbine Best, founder and face behind this blog. As I write this, I’m almost seventy-eight years old. Mother of three girls and a boy; grandmother of five grandsons and three granddaughters. Over the years I’ve written, published, and won awards for stories, essays, and poetry, some of which you’ll find on my pages. I was 71 when WiDo Publishing released my memoir In the Mirror.
Born 13 May 1940 in Salt Lake City, Utah, I’m a life-long member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and so is my daughter Jen, popularly known as Mormons. If you’d like to read an accurate description of this church that’s the center of our life, this is an excellent and accurate overview on Wikipedia. Growing up in the 1940s and 1950s I’m now historical. No cell phones or computers until many decades, No personal television until I was twelve, a small used black and white one my father brought home. Someone sold it to him very cheap, which was all we could afford from the long hours he worked at a service station. I grew up reading books from the local library, riding the bus to the movie theaters, playing games with siblings and friends. How the world has changed!