Saber, started out in Decatur, IL, then moved to Canton for about a year, where I attended Spoon River Community College. Then back to Decatur until we moved back to Kansas.
First husband was in the Navy, on a nuclear submarine; when he got out after six years, he got the job offer from Illinois power to work on their nuclear power plant near Clinton. He worked on a retrofitting project at Havana IL, then back to Clinton.
I married very young the first time, and my daughter was born less than a year later, so my background and motivation was different than yours, but we are kindred