Hello to New Friends and Bloggers

A reblog to get acquainted with my new blogging friends.

 

© Jeanne E Webster.  All rights reserved and observed.

 

“My name is Jeanne Webster,

Web…eb…ster, Web…eb…ster,

My name is Jeanne Webster…

Who are you?”

I remember singing this song in first grade.   As a way of getting to know each other, we’d go around the classroom and when it got to you, you’d sing this, using your name in place of the last student.  It’s a good way to introduce yourself.

Read the “About Me” page and you will see who I am.

Sooo…who are you?

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