Judy and her husband Dave have lived in Portland, Oregon for most of their fifty-six years of marriage. Since retirement, there has been more time with family and searching for that next travel adventure. Judy enjoys writing, music, classic movies, yoga and long walks. 

Title by Judy Opp Hooff

  • by Judy Opp Hooff

    It was a simpler time for a little girl growing up in the 1950’s.

    Judy’s life on the rural plains of South Dakota is all about the love of a large extended family, a sense of belonging, and lots of delicious food. From an early age she has a strong curiosity about her German-Russian ancestry. The culture she is born into helps shape and define her future and when eleven-year-old Judy moves with her family to Portland, Oregon, an entirely new world opens up for her.