I was born on April 21, 1955 in Pikeville, Ky. I was born with a Congenital Dislocation of the left hip and my parents were told that I would never be able to walk without cruches. I was late waking but was on the go by a little after my 2nd birthday by walking on my tiptoe. I had a wonderful childhood, with loving parents, sibling and cousins that shared my life. I started school and found something that I loved: reading and accumulating knowledge. Books have been my best friend ever since. Elementary school was great but high school was horrible. I was picked on, pushed down stairs and had my good leg kicked out from under me so that I would fall. I learned early to stay close to the adults in school, so I spent all my free time working in the library and office. Started college late but it was a blast. Loved college and gaining more knowledge. Received a Bachelor of Science in Business and Public Administration with a concentration in Accounting, a minor in Computers and Ancient History. Worked at the same place for 15 years until the pain in my back and hip made it necessary for me to retire and go on disability. My aunt, who passed away in 2010, was the one who got me started on genealogy and it has been my passion for the last 25 years. I look forward to doing research and collaborating with all of the people on WikiTree. Sonja (Sandi) Ratliff
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