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Introducing myself and my journal

About Me:
I have lived in varius parts of the world--5 years in Africa when my children were young.I am a widow and have 11 grandchildren.
Working as a volunteer in other countries has been my way to spend my free time in the lst 10 years.
I have a large community garden which feeds me and my neighbors and family much of the year. I was an English teacher before I was a Pastor(am now retired from being a pastor). I still enjoy teaching from time to time.

My Passions:
gardening, art, camping, reading, hiking

My Challenges:
learning new technology as it rapidly appears

My Vision for the Future:
greater cooperation between nations--expanding education

My Areas of Expertise:
English literature and writing, gardening, working with children and young adults


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Hi Sharon,

Warmest Welcome to PulseWire! We are so glad that you have joined our online community. I know you will find PulseWire to be an amazing space to connect with women around the world, and a special place to share life stories. I encourage you to explore the website, there are so many great entries, groups and actions posted.
I am so interested in your story. You were a woman pastor? That's really great. I don't sway towards a religious belief, but respect those who follow a faith.
Where did you live in Africa?
Do share with us!


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Welcome To PulseWire!

Hi Sharon,

Welcome to our community of women lifting their voices around the world to connect and solve global issues together! After reading your profile I sense that you have a big heart and beautiful soul. You have seen and experienced many things and I imagine you have much to share with the world.

I encourage you to utilize your journal as a place to share your voice with the community. Other ways to connect with PulseWire members are reading the journals of fellow members and offering comments and joining a group to share in the dialogue of specific topics that most interest you. You might also consider posting to Resource Exchange, a global bulletin board designed to offer access to needed resources as well as the ability to provide resources to those in need and explore and contribute to Sharing Solutions, a library of working models and blueprints.

Looking forward to hearing more of your voice here on PulseWire!

Warm regards,

Online Community Manager
World Pulse

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a couple of pictures

Dear Sharon,
I have a picture of you and Abby J that I took before you went to Africa. I'd like to email it to you.
You can't imagine how many times I've thought of you all these years. You and David are still my heroes.

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reply to your comment

Hi M?
Curious to know who you are!
I would love to see the pictures of myself and Abby J taken before we went to Africa.
If you could let me know more I can send my email to you and we can communicate.

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alternative routes

Hi, Sharon.
Maybe I'm not doing this right. I don't think identifying myself online is a good idea. I did that once or twice, and the amount of viruses and spam that followed were quite an unpleasant lesson.
I'll find some way to mail these to you via USPS instead.
Sorry for the interruption and confusion.

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Hi, Sharon.
I should have said these were not the world's best photos, but I just found them today while sorting through an old box of photos, including a couple from the church in Cleveland. I had had a Mardi Gras party at my apartment (I was in grad school), attended by a number of people whose names I've even forgotten. There were a number of zany photos, including Ron, your husband, and some other people. I hope that's enough clues.
Incidentally, I found a photo of your second son recently. I wasn't sure if that was the right guy until I looked at the photo. . . and there was his dad.
With many happy memories.

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I ought to proofread before posting. Sorry.

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