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About Me

I am Winifred Tappan, a retired teacher, and I wrote this book for you. I am 88 years old and have recently spent 8 years of my life battling Social Security. I am hoping that how I won that battle will help you.

I began this journey by getting my Bachelor’s Degree at age 50. My first teaching position was four years in Parkersburg, West Virginia. After three more years teaching in Magdalena, New Mexico and earning a Masters Degree in Education at New Mexico State University in Las Cruces, New Mexico, I moved to Colorado. I taught for the next 9+ years for the Delta County School System at Cedarege High School. I retired at age 67 in May of 1992. I then tutored and taught summer school for Delta County until age 74, finishing my career with one more year tutoring for Montrose County Schools. “Grappling With Government Abuse” is my first book.

Another person available to help is Jack McKenna CAA, CFP ©. He is specializing in Social Security rules and regulations, and would like to help anyone who has questions about their benefits. Besides this website, he can be reached at jlm@hccm.com. His phone number is (970) 249-3499.

My second book – “The Lactose Free Cookbook – Living Deliciously!”, now in stock, is the result of several years of dealing personally with a fairly severe lactose intolerance. I grew up with a love of cooking which I still have today. Dealing with lactose intolerance has made me determined to find a way to enjoy my favorite foods without becoming ill in the process. This book has also come about in response to requests from friends and acquaintances for some of my recipes. Many of them do not have access to computers, and need a book to hold in their hands. This book is my attempt at a remedy. I hope that it helps.