Tuesday, July 2, 2013

My first story about who I am "A GEMINI"

I go by the name of Shadee, or Shadee66. This is a name my grandmother gave me when I was a child and I really like the sound of the nickname iIt is two parts of my real name
Sharon Dee. I was born on D-Day 1944, and that is where my name came about that is the most important part of a person is her/his name.
Just a short story of who I am and what I do and why I am here on Granny's Korner Blog and  Find Your Voice.

I have been married for 50 years come July 27th this year to a wonderful man, we are lovers, friends, and parents, grandparents, and great-grandparents.
There are many parts to my life I have my faith to keep me grounded and my Art to keep me happy.  That is why I known as the Gemini, I am two person in one body.

My grounded person has been a mother of three great boys, and three wonderful grandchildren, and three wonderful Great -grandchildren and these are the center of my real world, plus all the wonderful thing my hubby and I do now that we are retired and enjoying the ''GOLDEN YEARS'', and why they call retirement that I cannot figure it out it has been the ""Broke Years" for me. LOL.

I have gone through  a lot of sorrow  along with a lot of fun and in the last 50 years since I have been married. I lost my father the week after I was married, we lost 2 sons at the age of 21 each, and step-father, sister-in-law, brother-in-law, mother-in-law father-in-law and a lot of friends.  This has brought out the twin in me the Creative person.

In the 1980's I took up " CREATIVE PERSON".  I have always been creative from childhood but it came to life when we lost our sons. I started decorative painting class and was encouraged to open a craft shop in our small town of Ste. Genevieve, Mo and I did it.
I new nothing about business but I new about art and supplies so I jumped in with both feet and this is where the fun begin.  I took classes, I taught, I learned we did not have computers at that time and I had two very special helpers   that were great designees and we did it all.
Then the "GREAT FLOOD OF '93" took it all away.  But that did not stop me I moved to my basement and opened a studio and that is where I am now.

The Journey will continue next week tune in to my blog.
Until then.



  1. YAAAYYY SHARON..so proud of you!! You are a grand storyteller!! Learning so much about you to love you more and more each post my Gemini sister!! :-) <3!!

  2. Thank Tamiko,
    We are Gemini Sisters
    I owe a lot to you for this story.

  3. Loved your story of who you are and all that you have been through. You are one tough lady, glad to have you as my friend! waving hi from the hills of North Carolina ♥

  4. Sharon, thank you for putting yourself out there and sharing it with all of us. I'm so blessed to have you in my life! God bless YOU and your goals, dreams and aspirations as a woman and an artist. Love you, m'friend!