Born in the small town of Pendleton, South Carolina, in 1950, I was the oldest of two, five years my sister's senior. It was a wonderful place to grow up where the entire town raised its children. I was always surrounded by people who loved and looked out for me. I graduated from High School with the same people who were in my kindergarten class. At 58, my childhood friends are still my friends. I feel so fortunate to have known such a childhood.
Coming from such a small community, however, I was never introduced to the arts and did not realize my potential both as a singer and a writer until later in my life.
I began writing when my children were born, as my heart opened to these tiny people who entered my life in my late 20s and early 30s. I have found writing to be a wonderful outlet for emotion, as well as a way to share my faith in God and love for those around me.
Now, it is a way to leave a legacy of my thoughts and what wisdom I have acquired for future generations to read and enjoy.
I continue to write for Squidoo.com after discovering the site some time ago. Though my inspirational pieces are somewhat out of the norm for the website, I have been well received and successful.
Please come and read my poetry and articles listed with Author's Den. I look forward to sharing my meanderings with each of you.