ABOUT ME: THE PEDDLER’S PITCH

PeddlerThe day’s greetings, ladies and gentlemen!  Welcome to my blog.

Fran

I am Fran, known by some as the “itinerant peddler from Alaska.”  I’ve lived in Alaska for 47 years, over half my life, and I have an on-going love affair with this place.  Therefore, I’ll be doing a little “show and tell” on my site.  I’ll show you some of what I sell and tell you a few Alaskan stories.

I lived for 20 years in the small village of Ouzinkie, on Spruce Island, close to Kodiak Island.  While there, I built myself a house and got a job teaching adults in the village.  Besides teaching GED and some business classes, I started a group that we called “Plants Class.”  We studied, ate, and used wild, edible, and medicinal plants from our island.  We eventually published a book called “Plant Lore of an Alaskan Island.” I will be including articles on wild plants from time to time under the category called “Backwoods Botany.”

In 2011 I moved to the community of Gustavus, close to Juneau.  I might as well still be on an island, as the only way to get here is by boat or plane.  It is a fine place and full of interesting people.  I will be interviewing many of these folks for my blog, so stay tuned.

If you have a comment or question about a blog post, please submit it as I’d love to hear from you.  If you would like to buy something shown on this site you can order in one of two ways.  Go to my eBay store, The Peddler’s Pack, to order most items.  If you do not see the item or if you would prefer to order directly from me,  you may contact me at peddlerspackgifts at yahoo dot com, or you can call me at (907) 500-3279.  Please do not send payment information in an email.  Send me your phone number and a good time to call, and I will call you.

I hope you enjoy my blog and come back to visit often.  I’ll be adding new posts each week.

To visit my store, click on the eBay link at the top of this page.

P.S. Many of the pictures in my articles will enlarge if you click on them.

One thought on “ABOUT ME: THE PEDDLER’S PITCH

  1. Hi Fran,

    I love contacting fascinating people!

    I’m Jo – artist, writer, traveller, mental health advocate, music lover, wild west nut intrigued by science, and renaissance soul with a ridiculous sense of humour.

    I’ve miraculously recovered from thirty years of depression – a medication crisis was the catalyst, I’ve never felt this good – and I’m chronicling the rebuild of my polymath and adventurous, creative lifestyle on my blog, Creating My Odyssey.

    I’m reaching creatives and people with depression in particular, to explain that this illness is the most treatable of mental health issues. I consider myself extremely lucky in that it was purely by chance that we obtained the contact details of the mental health team, who, with a combination of medication (known as California Rocket Fuel- love it!) and cognitive behavioural therapy, brought me to where I am now. Which proves that provided sufferers know where to look, help is available. That’s the hard part, which shouldn’t be the case.

    With this blog, which is a great vehicle for my creativity and also covers a myriad of subjects – creativity, mental health, travel, lifestyle, etcetera – I’m unleashing everything that was previously hidden under a bushel! I’d like to exchange links with other bloggers. I’ve just done this for the first time, and I’d also like to exchange guest blogging posts, particularly on mental health issues.

    I’ve also been writing a humongous novel forever, on and off, particularly during young parenthood, to help keep me sane. It’s called Alias Jeannie Delaney and it’s the life story of a devastating cowgirl who’s the fastest gun in the west and also bisexual. Since my recovery from depression I’ve decided it’s time to get it out there! I’m blogging about it on my site. I’m principally looking for mentors or critique partners. I’ve been very shy about it, but my husband has finally taken me in hand (!) and we’re now working our way through it. ?

    Thank you so much for reading. If you feel like dropping into any of my sites, that would be brilliant!

    Jo UK

    http://www.joclutton.simplesite.com
    http://www.jo-b-creative.blogspot.co.uk
    http://www.kitty-le-roy.co.uk (wild west)
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