Mary Civille was born in Los Angeles; rumor has it that a very young Robert Mitchum helped her mom get checked in at the hospital because her dad had to park the car! When he was called back to Active Service in 1951, she became an Army Brat. Moving is still in her blood, every move an adventure, but she just can’t seem to leave Atlanta. Four seasons will do that. According to a quiz, she’s more Georgian than most “natives.” She’s not; just lived here a long time and knows all the right answers. Says “Y’all” correctly – always plural, NEVER singular – learned that in Kansas. Now retired, she worked as a librarian/archivist at The Atlanta Journal-Constitution for 29 years and counts some of the most professional journalists in the world as friends (or at least acquaintances).