Writing and photography are two of the many things I enjoy in life. Many years ago I would have listed painting ahead of photography, but there just isn’t enough time to do everything I would love to do.
The wonderful thing about blogs is that I can share both my writing and my photos with the public. I hope it will give pleasure to those who drop by for a visit.
So, what about me?
I started out in life in Brantford, Ontario, Canada way back in 1945.
I believe it was a Sunday evening, July 15 to be precise.
I grew up in Brantford, went to elementary and high school there. My life really wasn’t very exciting. I did normal things kids do, had a few friends, one of whom is still a friend after over 61 years. We met in Kindergarten. Now that is something to brag about.
School didn’t appeal to me although I didn’t
have much difficulty with it. One interesting fact was that my Grade 8 teacher also taught my mother back in the 1920s! When she was younger I understand she was quite a disciplinarian. My mother told me how Miss Doherty used to yell so loud that she was always off for a couple of weeks during the school year with laryngitis. I was almost afraid to be in her class. But she had mellowed a great deal by the time I got there, and I liked her. She retired when I graduated. I hope I didn’t have anything to do with that decision! 🙂 No, she turned 65 that year.
Well, high school wasn’t much more noteworthy. I graduated from Grade 13 in 1963 and that autumn entered the Brantford General Hospital School of Nursing. It wasn’t so much that I longed to be a nurse. I simply didn’t know what I wanted to do with my life. Several of my friends chose nursing, so there I was. Two years later I quit, not because I didn’t like it, but, looking at it from a distance, I don’t think it was my calling.
Next came graphic arts and I worked in a couple of jobs in that field over a period of about 15 years. That was a great time until I contracted some unknown (to the doctor and me) ailment that kept me housebound for some time and I lost my job.
Eventually I decided to try my hand at a home-based business making and selling my crafts. Dove Creations occupied me for over 10 years and earned me some money to keep living.
During that time, I discovered network marketing and a very old company named Watkins. That opened the door to other network marketing companies and I was on my way.
I’m retired now. At least that’s what the government tells me. And as long as they are willing to send me pension cheques, I’m OK with that title. But I’m not exactly living the life of a retiree. I’m just busy doing different things now.
Church and church-related activities take up a great deal of my time. And of course there is my writing and photography. And my social networks. And setting up web sites like this one. This is about the fifth one I have now. But I’m having fun and my life is fulfilling. And I guess that’s important. The Lord has been good to me and I’m thankful to Him that I am able to enjoy what I do.
So, there is my life in a not-so-little nutshell. It’s rather difficult to put more than 73 years into a nutshell. I need a whole tree full of nutshells. But I hope you have learned something about me here.
And now I would like the opportunity to get to know you. I hope you will follow my blog as I add to it from time to time and add your comments before you leave.
Thanks for stopping by. I wish you a wonder-filled week and the blessings of God on your life.