Greetings! Welcome to A Sawyer’s Daughter — my initial foray into The Land of Blog.
I am a sawyer’s daughter, the eldest of six girls. Dad owned and operated a sawmill for fifty years. Mom’s dad was also a sawmill man and both of these men loved what they did! Growing up I was always cognizant of the fact that no one else at school grew up with stacks of logs and sawdust piles as their own personal playground.
A bit of a late bloomer I quit my job at the tender age of 34 to go to college. I met my husband, Bill, in a programming class at our local community college and from there he and I both enjoyed non-traditional student status when we transferred to Iowa State University.
Originally married at the young age of eighteen (and then divorced two years later) I have a son from that union who teaches chemistry at a community college near St. Louis. Wesley thinks the world of Bill and it’s been gratifying over the years watching them bond, whether via acting silly together (Bill patiently and with good humor playing Pokemon with Wesley when that was a passion of young boys at the time) or whenever Bill serves as a buffer anytime the inevitable mother/son conflicts crop up every now and then.
Bill and I enjoy blues music, golf, target shooting, reading, photography, bicycling, wineries, hiking, ISU football and basketball and travel. After experiencing the joys and exhilaration of hiking in the Rocky Mountains a few years ago, I’d love a return trip there sometime where I hope to ‘bag’ us a 14er – that is, reaching the summit of some 14,000 foot peak. With so many places in the continental US to explore (and revisit!), traveling abroad – while appealing – may have to take a backseat for awhile until my husband retires. On that note, I myself just retired on March 15, 2017. So far I have no set routine and that’s just the way I like it!
I’ve been blogging now since June 2014 and don’t know that I can fully articulate just how positive it’s all been: Making new friends, soul mates and confidants. Being exposed to immensely talented writers and photographers from all over the world. Using my blog as a springboard for sharing my thoughts and ideas either via writing or photography or a marriage of the two. It’s been simply amazing.
And so I thank you for stopping by! Please drop a comment or two as I would love to get your feedback and to also learn more about YOU as well.