Article: Spotlight: Sharon Brown (Sharon): Transported to the Holler

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Image Spotlight: Sharon Brown (Sharon)
By Nancy Polanski on September 26, 2011

Although the following article is published under my name, it was written for you totally by Sharon. With my apologies to all of our previous guests, I think it's the best article the Who's Who Spotlight cubit has presented so far. Sharon, my friend, welcome to the Spotlight!

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Imageblue23rose
Aug 29, 2012 5:53 PM CST
Name: Vickie
Elberfeld, IN
I don't know what transfixed me the most about your life story Sharon, the writing or the story itself. Probably a combination of both. I have always admired people who have good memories and to be able to translate those memories into words the way you do is certainly a gift. We are the lucky recipients of that gift Smiling The pictures helped to "see" the story.

I did cry though when you mentioned being a widow. I'm sure those were very dark days for you. My Dad passed away two months ago, leaving my Mom a widow. She is going through a lot of emotions right now and no matter what her five girls do to keep her mind and body preoccupied, I know Dad is always right there in the forefront of her mind.

Your paintings are so beautiful. I'm kind of partial to the daylily one myself, but that other one has a very aesthetic quality.

That last picture of you with your twinkling eyes is beautiful Smiling
Vickie
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ImageSharon
Aug 29, 2012 6:17 PM CST
Name: Sharon
Kentucky
Ahhhhh, Vickie . . .

It's been almost a year since I wrote that and not much has changed except I've met new friends and that's the best part. And some of them, like you, continue to remind me that maybe the words that I write are worthwhile.

I'm sorry about your Dad. I know very well what your Mom is going through, and will continue to go through in the days and even years to come. I hope she has things in her life that she can claim as her own. My two children at that time lived a good distance from me so I had to learn my own way of coping with no help from them. They were helpful but job and distance meant they weren't right here. I think it was good for me to learn to cope myself, though. It is a road we really have to walk alone. I wish her well.

Thank you so much for your words, isn't it fun that we live within a day trip of each other? Maybe sometime when the heat and drought isn't hanging all over us we can meet.

Help your Mama; I know how much she needs you! Group hug
Imageblue23rose
Aug 30, 2012 5:05 AM CST
Name: Vickie
Elberfeld, IN
Thanks, Sharon. You are right. No matter how much help the family gives, the grief is Mom's alone to bear.

I do find that I feel like we are neighbors and really enjoy the conversations we have. I don't want to offend you in any way, and as much as I would like to meet you someday, I'm afraid my husband would not take to well to me telling him I'm meeting someone that I met on the internet. I hope you understand and that we can continue to be friends.

You mentioned that you were writing a book. Has it been published yet and if so, what is the name of the book? I know that I would enjoy reading it and I have a couple of sisters who would like it too.

Keep writing your wonderful, charming stories. I saw a couple that I haven't gotten to yet, but am looking forward to reading them.

Vickie
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ImageSharon
Aug 30, 2012 9:40 AM CST
Name: Sharon
Kentucky
For years my children cautioned me about actually meeting someone I met on a gardening site, until one time I drove to a gathering of several of them and took one of the grown up children with me. It's for sure I wouldn't meet in real life one that I hadn't known for years or one who wasn't fairly well known on the site. So I understand how your husband feels. Someday when you find a gathering of on line gardeners near you, take him with you.

But I've found it's the same with any kind of friendships that form, sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn't.

You'll know when the book is published, no doubt. Most everyone will. Big Grin
Imagevic
Aug 30, 2012 12:03 PM CST
Name: Vicki
North Carolina
Hi there Vickie Smiling

Sharon has the ability to touch hearts and souls with her writing, huh?

I'm so sorry about the loss of your dear father. It's so hard to lose our loved ones Crying

I do hope you and Sharon get a chance to get together. My ATP and Cubit buddies are the absolute BEST and more like family. The times we've spent together and fun we've had are such a treasure. I remember when dh Hank and I got together with our friends through Dave and Trish for the first time, our daughter that lives here in NC was really nervous for us. Today, she knows many of my Cubit and ATP friends by their real names and has some of their phone numbers and email addresses. Thumbs up We all become so close. Wonderful friendships, eh Sharon? I'm so thankful Lovey dubby
NATIONAL GARDENING ASSOCIATION Purslane & Portulaca ~ Garden Art
Imageblue23rose
Aug 30, 2012 7:57 PM CST
Name: Vickie
Elberfeld, IN
Sharon, my daughter found out that I had friended someone I didn't know on facebook just so we could send each other stuff in one of the games. She just about had a fit! It wasn't something I had done before and I hesitated doing it, but eventually did it anyway. And my husband doesn't understand how I can be interested in such places as ATP and Cubits. He is a wonderful, really sociable person except when it comes to the internet.

In my heart I know that people on the gardening sites are wonderful, down to earth people, and I would have no qualms meeting some of them. I even feel like I'm missing out on some truly wonderful relationships. You all sound like you have so much fun.

Vicki, I heartily agree about Sharon's ability to touch hearts and souls with her writing. I bet I'm not the only one waiting with bated breath to read the book Smiling

Thank you for your sympathy. Dad was a wonderful father and was such a softie with his five daughters. It is still hard to believe he is gone.

Vickie
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