I love to read and write, to take care of kitties, to try new recipes and to discuss books over tea. Click a post and join me!

Rain barrels in Sharon's yard at SharonsWalkabout.com

Rain Barrels and Chains

This summer Michelle decided we needed rain barrels for our backyard. They are actually empty wood whiskey barrels that weigh about 125 pounds each. They come from Kentucky and were used to make some fine Kentucky bourbon at one time. She’s…

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TJ and Kellogg - best buddies at SharonsWalkabout.com

Best friends, buddies forever

My  daughter Michelle has been working every day with great love and care on behalf of Kingly Kellogg. He is in his most senior of years and is enjoying the love we are all showering him with on a daily…

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Driving my car | Walk with Sharon Smith at SharonsWalkabout.com

The pleasure of driving my car

I enjoy driving my car. It is a pleasure for me, relaxing and fun. After my knee surgery, I was a little worried if my feelings would change about driving as it was my right knee that was replaced. Afterall,…

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Abby | Come walk with Sharon at SharonsWalkabout.com

Update to my whereabouts

It  has been a couple of years since I recorded my whereabouts.  What happened? Where have I been? Surprise! I am checking in with you via Dearborn Heights, Michigan, USA. The following is, why, and how I came to be…

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Sumo Wrestler | Come walk with Sharon at SharonsWalkabout.com

Basho Day Experience

Just to answer a few questions following my Sumo blog, yes, I have had the pleasure of seeing Sumo wrestling in person.  A fun outing with Marci and my friend Yuko, we spent the afternoon and evening experiencing a live…

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Asashoryu Fight

Sumo…..anyone?

Sumo wrestling originated in Japan, the only country where it is practiced professionally. There are six bashos (tournaments) a year on the Grand Tournament Schedule, each lasting fifteen days. I am enjoying my fourth basho. While I cannot begin to…

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About Sharon

I was born and raised in Seattle, Washington. I spent most of my life there raising a family, owning a business and being involved with the community.

Now a senior citizen, I live with my daughter, Michelle and her husband, George in Dearborn Heights, Michigan. Just before coming to Dearborn, I had the chance to live with my daughter, Marci and her husband, Akira for almost a year in Hachioji, Tokyo, Japan. I have a bonus daughter too, Mikaela who lives in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. I am blessed to have these women as daughters and these men as sons-in-law, my teachers one and all.

I begin writing six years ago as a way to keep in touch with friends and family while I was living in Japan. This led to contributing to a book and now I am working on a memoir.

HI I'm Sharon from sharonswalkabout.com

I'm a contributing author!

Looking for a good book to read? I think you will enjoy Jodi Chapman and Dan Teck’s book, Goodness Abounds:  365 True Stories of Loving Kindness, available on Amazon. There are over 275 Soulful Contributors of which I am but one. I chose to tell a story about the life of a precious kitty named Amelia. Read her story here >>

Sharon Smith is a contributing author in Goodness Abounds: 365 True Stories of Loving Kindness, an Amazon Bestseller.