About Me

Jeanne @ 70

© 2010 Jeanne E Webster.  All rights reserved

Born in mountainous central Massachusetts of blue-blood ancestry, I grew up under the low-end middle class umbrella, where you didn’t starve to death but ate gobs of peanut butter sandwiches and wore lots of hand-me-down clothes.  I joined the Army early on as an Army brat , moved almost every three years and ended up graduating from high school from an American high school in Germany.  My early adulthood was spent as a soldier’s spouse and mother of four healthy, beautiful children.  The marriage dissolved after eight years of service amid severe conflicts that emanated from my spouse’s Vietnam deployment.

I’ve worked as a nurse’s aide, certified medical tech, veterinarian assistant, Home Health Care assistant, and freelance writer.  I’ve had my share of ups-and-downs, marital flops, severe domestic abuse, and growing up finally at the age of 59.  Melons mellow out after a while, and I must say I have also.  I’m 70 now, happily married and growing older kickin’ and screamin’ all the way!

I learned  to write my name in kindergarten with that old song, “My name is Jeanne Webster…” and  have been writing non-stop ever since.  Non-fiction is my first love but lately I have ventured into the fiction domain.  As you can see from my offerings here, I love prose also.  Curiosity draws me into new territories and techniques, as I believe challenges are excellent stimulants for the spirit.

My third “I” is that I am a Christian and take my faith in Jesus Christ most seriously.  He is the focus of all my endeavors and the reason I am who I am.  My trust in Him is absolute, having learned early on that people will fail you.  He won’t, never has,  and never will.   I have studied many a doctrine, been a member of numerous denominations  (from Catholic, Presbyterian, Baptist, and back to Catholic.)  Presently I do not hold membership in any church.  I feel there are too many man-made doctrines infused into the church’s religion and therefore I present myself to Christ alone.  Christianity is not a religion but a way of life.  Praise the Lord!  Shalom

~ Jeanne E. Webster

2 comments on “About Me

  1. Caddo Veil says:

    Well, Jeanne, I am thrilled to be here for the first time today!! Praising God with you–His joy is real and lasting! I saw your picture first at Linda’s blog (purple borough–and something else I can’t recall…), and then I noticed you at Lauren Scott’s blog–LScott Poetry. So this is really a fun day for me, anytime I can meet a new sister! I had no idea, the world God was going to open up for me–when I started my blog in late August, last summer. Wow! He always does BIG things. You are welcome to visit me–but no obligation (I feel I have to say that, after being over at Linda’s!). I have a bit of a wide spectrum–“moody romantic poems” to faith-based (which includes Christian “struggle”, and “Victorious!”), and some humor. I also have a short-story “serial” featuring my “alter ego” Flavia–a frumpy, good-hearted, middle-aged Christian woman! (Not trying to “promote myself” here–just wanted to give you an idea of what to expect, if you do visit!)

    It’s so lovely to meet you–I will certainly return. May God richly bless your day today!

    • Welcome to Women’s Window! You are a busy writer, I see that already. And congratulations on your latest award nomination! Hope to see you soon and exchange. Shalom 🙂

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