About Madeline
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About Madeline


I grew up in Natchitoches, Louisiana, the oldest town in the Louisiana Purchase. Natchitoches is well known for its meat pies and plantation homes. My parents were Lester Philip and Josephine Levy Lieber.  They owned a clothing store called Lieber's, Inc. which was located on Second Street. The store was founded by my grandfather, Mendel Lieber and uncle, Jacob Lieber.  The pictures on the right are Lester and Josephine Lieber.

Click here for my family tree and other family information.

Click here for William Buchanan's family information.



I graduated from Natchitoches High School, a school in the Natchitoches Parish School System. In Louisiana, counties are called parishes because of the influence of the Catholic Church in the state. I received a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Library Science Secondary Education from Northwestern State University of Louisiana in Natchitoches and a Master of Science in Library Science degree from Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. I have also taken courses in reading from East Carolina University in Greenville, North Carolina.

I have been a library media specialist and third and fifth grade teacher in Louisiana, North Carolina, Arkansas, and Virginia, as well as in Alabama. I retired from public education in 2003.  I am the webmaster for CrossBridge Church of Christ, Hannah Home Shelby Ladies' Auxiliary, and Fight 4Life Fitness and Boxing Ministry.

I am a member of two chapters of the Red Hat Society - The Southern Nut Cakes and the Scarlet Ladies. I am president of the Beta Lambda chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma.

August 28, 1971
Wedding Day

I am married to William C. (Bill) Buchanan, who retired as Director of Learning Resources at Jefferson State Community College in Birmingham.  We have one son, Charles Philip Buchanan, who is an editor in the Office of Periodicals and Publications at the University of Alabama at Birmingham Take a look at the Levy/Lieber family tree and the Charlie Dee Buchanan family tree.


August 28, 1996
25th Anniversary

October, 2006
Summer Palace
Beijing, China

Christmas, 2006

Charles's Art Show
"See Block City"
January, 2007

Charleston, South Carolina with
Brian Ralph and Bev Campbell from
Sydney, Australia
April, 2007

Honduras, 2007

Mount of Olives, Jerusalem
November, 2007

Venice, Italy
Overlooking the Grand Canal
November, 2007
Bear Lake, Utah
June, 2008

Going through the Panama Canal
February, 2009

Red Hat Bama Belles Luncheon
February, 2009

Taormina, Sicily
May, 2009

On the Crown Princess
Western Mediterranean Cruise
May, 2009