This born and bred
Michigan gal moved to Raleigh, North Carolina in the fall of 2020. Land of the
Tar Heels, blue skies, sandy beaches, pimento cheese and BBQ ribs. Not
necessarily an easy move
left a lake beach behind where the family came to
play often but, a warmer climate called out, said now or never.
my first major move: Ive been transplanted several times. East
coast, south, southwest, north and back again. A nice, long stint in Europe,
too. With Michigan always in the background, the return-to point. Cabin in the
woods or lake life, it kept me close to nature. The moves, however, taught me
that family and people make life exciting but home brings pure satisfaction. I
just have a need to live the good life and make home the place
Im destined to be. So now this face and a strange birthdate appears on a
North Carolina license. I have to be careful, though, not to get between Duke
and UNC fans and root for the wrong team. Go..Go
several times without an emphasis on who.
The advantage of
this particular relocation is the fact I get to pursue my love for writing and
painting. Distractions limited, output to the max! Full Time---got that---Full
Time. (I keep my own timeclock and full time hours are extraordinarily
flexible!) An office with a view, nice music in the background
creative outlet is perking like a fine brew.
A wish is that the
attached photos will continue to enlighten others as they have me. The one
taken in Color Run
hope to repeat it but not in Raleighs July or
August. (You can see more of my favorite photos on my
My bigger wish is
that an interest in my stories will continue to grow. So many characters from
the past, so many more to introduce you to. Rosie has peacefully passed on,
Allen is turning into a fine young man, Dr. Sherman is single again, Betty is
looking for a husband who isnt afraid of work or snakes that kill, Wally
has got a couple woman chasing after him, Kathleen, will she ever meet the
right guy. The list is growing.
I live by a lake
so my need for water is always filled..kayaking, paddle boarding or boating. I
also enjoy travel, playing with my grandson, and supporting worthwhile causes.
The photo above was taken of my husband and me at the end of the 2015 Grand
Rapids Color Run ..wa hoo...record time!
Visit with me at
EmersonWrite@hotmail.com. Look for me on
in on the website often for book deals or current news. Click through my
paintings, and if you like what you
see, drop me a note to commission one for your own wall.