"The Pause In My Life...The Story Of Andy", Joan Bodefeld's first book, is a sensitive, sometimes humorous, sometimes sad, but heartwarming story about an aged gentleman, his guardians and loyal friends.
Joan Bodefeld, born and raised on the South Side of Chicago, attended Dixon Grade School, Hirsch High School and graduated in 1960 from South Chicago Community Hospital School of Nursing. Mother of 3, daughter Mary Davis, sons Steve and David Ainley. Proud grandmother of 9, Michael and Ben Davis, Steven, Michelle, Dylan, Hannah, Samantha Ainley, Danny and Diane Ainley. Retired from duties as a Charge Nurse on the Psychiatric Unit of St. Margaret Health Care Center in Dyer, Indiana. Joan lives in Dyer with her husband Jim, their Airedale Duffy and Siamese cat Czar. Joan enjoys reading, gardening, golfing, baking, travel, crossword puzzles and activities with the grandkids. Joan especially enjoys her involvement in two golf leagues, Scherwood golf course in Schererville Indiana and Lincoln Oaks golf course in Crete, Illinois. She is also a member of the American Association of University Women (AAUW). Joan and Jim are active members of Peace Lutheran Church in Schererville, Indiana and volunteer for VAS (Volunteer Advocates For Seniors). Joan is the author of “The Pause in My Life…The Story of Andy”.