Show 460, February 5, 2022: Maggie McCreath, Author & Home Baker – 52 Weeks of Cookies – How One Mom Refused To Be Beaten By Her Son’s Deployment Part Two

Cookbook Author Maggie-McCreath and her Dog Biscuit

“Maggie McCreath the author of 52 Weeks of Cookies – How One Mom Refused To Be Beaten By Her Son’s Deployment is a single mom with two grown kids. She received a degree in Computer Science from George Mason University, and has worked in the field for over thirty years. Her life has always revolved around her family. Her kids began as her pride and joy, and have grown into her best friends and confidants.”

“Her daughter Haley is the oldest. She has a degree in Journalism from Virginia Commonwealth University; however, after working for a national news organization in Washington, DC, for four years, she determined that way of life was not for her. She currently works for a pub managing the bar and producing local radio commercials in mid-western Virginia.”

“Her son, Buddy, enlisted in the Army during his senior year of High School and became Airborne directly after boot camp. He has served with the Airborne Corps up until January 2015 when he began Warrant Officer Candidate School. After successfully completing the school work, he is now flying Boeing AH-64 Apache helicopters.”

“Though Maggie’s interest in the military strengthened with her son’s enlistment, her fondness for the military and those who serve began years earlier. Her father served during World War II, and she has spent a large portion of her adult life in direct support of the military. This includes the fifteen years she worked for the Joint Staff at the Pentagon, with an additional five years working for the Pentagon at an off-site facility. On September 11, 2001, though Maggie was not at the Pentagon, she was at an off-site location working in direct support of its mission. The events of 9/11 not only catapulted her to the position she holds now, but have undoubtedly shaped her family’s lives as well.”

Maggie McCeath continues with a plate of Maggie’s Chocolate Chip Cookies in hand.

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