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Tuesday, July 13, 2010

The First Blog

I never thought I would be a "blogger". Why would I want to post my thoughts and escapades and think that others would be interested in actually reading them? For me the thought of blogging conjured up "Dear Diary" postings from my adolescent years which were full of the typical teenager angst and issues. I remember writing about lost romances, feuds with girlfriends, and concerns about a flat chest up to about age 15. NOT to mention the fact that my parents had me in braces and granny glasses at age 13. UGH!!

So here I am. It's the first blog and I find myself flashing back to puberty. I feel as if I need to grab a pencil and start doodling all over the blog page with little hearts and flowers but we know that can't happen. Back when I wrote in Dear Diary, I had to deal with the fact that my little sister would probably read it without my permission and pass it around at one of her slumber parties behind my back. I guess I should be thankful she couldn't drive to the library and use the copy machine. Now I am posting on the world wide web and I think I may be okay with it all. :-) I guess we will have to see what kind of blog comments come rolling in across cyberville in the future.

Now, what will you expect in my blog? Let's just say that between my musings on the darker side of life and my new life as a West Virginia resident, you will probably hear all about my paranormal exploits, haunted excursions, cemetery trips and more than you probably want to know about history and mystery the Haunted Heartland.

I have had a pretty eventful first year here in wild and wonderful West Virginia. I moved here to south central West Virginia from the Canton Ohio area in March, got married, wrote two books that were published, moved an office and have made 65 trips back and forth to NE Ohio to be with my kids in about 14 months. I started writing a new monthly column in Two -Lane Livin' called Fireside Folklore and I am excited to be among the great writers and articles it features. I'm still doing haunted tours, working on a new book for September release and am trying to be around Perry enough so he can claim me as his new wife. Am I tired? You betcha. Am I happy? You betcha! Do I miss my teenage kids? More than you can even possibly fathom. Life goes on and I do the best I can with what my path in life is. Hey...any day above ground is a good day indeed!

So there you have it. My first post to my first blog and it seems to be a cross between some kind of mini therapy session and a Catholic confession gone wrong. Hmmmm....sounds like the basis for a new reality tv show?!!


  1. Welcome to the wonderful world of blogging, Sherri! Look forward to reading more!

  2. Sherri, I enjoyed your blog. You brought back memories. You are living your passion you cant help but to be happy.

  3. Yeah, but after 15! :-) Cute blog, Sherri, good luck.


  4. i love it mom =) ill read each and every one, so dont make me sound like the crazy 18 yr old i am <33

  5. Very interesting Sherri..Love your books and waiting impatiently on the 3rd. Hope we get to investigate more in the future...Stay Cool & Keep Well

  6. brought back memories, I'm still waiting to get boobs!! LOL

  7. Cute blog Sherri! Enjoy WV... there is nothing else like it...take it from a native Pt. Pleasant, W. Virginian... :) Yep, that's right... Mothman...Lowe Hotel...Silver Bridge...Cornstalk's curse.... Looking forward to more posts!

  8. Thanks for your comments and encouragement guys!

  9. Hi Sherri, Not only was your first Whipple Coal Company Ghost hunt and my first attempt at ghost hunting a happy occurance, your first blog and my first reading of a blog have coincided .... I am looking forward to a long and happy partner ship of reading and writing (without the arithmatic).

  10. Like the new blog, maybe I will find some time to catch you..somewhere and catch up face to face instead of by email. LOL
    May many ghostly happenings come your way
    (or phantom photo chic)