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Just discovered this site and want to say hello from Norfolk . . . . Oh, not your Norfolk, but the one in Nebraska, a state right in the heart of the United States
I will be 95 in August, now widowed and living alone in a very nice small home in an area of very nice homes inhabited by very nice older people. My husband died a few years ago, my children live in Florida, California and Hawaii. I have a second home in Honolulu and I go there every year to avoid cold winters and to enjoy Hawaii.
This year I came for January, February, March, and because of the virus I had to stay on through April and May. In fact, I don't know when I can go home. There's no better place to be stranded, I'm sure. I led an ordinary life as housewife and mother but always loved to write. Eventually I began sending things out. Hallmark liked my verses and I wrote for them for several years. Now and then I'd have poetry or an essay in a magazine.
People encouraged me to write a book and when I was 89 I put some of my writings together and published Playing Life by Ear . . . Notes from 89 years of living, learning, laughing, loving and believing.
It was so much fun I sat down and wrote a second book, My Half of the Conversation ...A Life with Spirit. I found myself giving readings at libraries, meeting more people, and it was fun.
You can see my books on Amazon. If you'd like to visit my blog here is the address: : mymarkland.wordpress.com. Now I must move about and discover what all is on this site.
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