Places and Spaces

Places and Spaces is a compilation of thirty years of writing poetry. I started journaling as a teenager and many years later, the poems emerged. When I decided to share them many years later, the idea it goes! The book is divided into five sections Spirit, Nature, Aging, Family and Other.

About the author.

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I am from Andrews a small town in South Carolina near Myrtle Beach. I had four younger siblings. The youngest died several years ago. I finished public school in Andrews in 1962. I skipped a grade and graduated early. I attended St Francis Xavier Hospital School of Nursing in Charleston in 1965. I left for Fort Sam Houston, Texas shortly after graduating from St. Francis. Basic Training for nurses and other health care persons takes place at Martin Army Hospital at Fort Sam. I met my husband there and we were married in Harmony Church on the base. We both left the service at the end of our tenure. He didn’t want me to go to Vietnam. If I had reupped, I would have made caption and got orders for Nam. I was a critical care nurse and that’s what was needed there.
Connie Swails Thibodeau

Places and Spaces

Places and Spaces is a compilation of thirty years of writing poetry. I started journaling as a teenager and many years later, the poems emerged. When I decided to share them many years later, the idea it goes! The book is divided into five sections Spirit, Nature, Aging, Family and Other. This has allowed me to write about people and things I met on my journey through life. I drew inspiration from work, reading, my backyard, our animals, other people and nature. The poems my make you laugh or cry, touch you with love and caring or fear and pain. Most of the poems are rooted in spirituality and are an expression of my faith.

I hope you find as much comfort in reading the poems as I had in writing them.

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Even Though I have lived for seventy-seven years, I am not yet ready to give up the activities that bring me pleasure, such as writing poetry. I have been married to the same man for fifty-six years and have two children, a son and a daughter, as well as three lovely granddaughters who hold a special place in my heart. I retired from my nursing and teaching profession after forty five years of service, fourteen years ago.
I started with a diploma in nursing, and then completed a master’s degree. The area that I found the most interesting was Mental Health Nursing.

I enjoy pursuing many hobbies and typically have one or two ongoing projects, such as making jewelry or working on a crazy quilt. Writing is a regular activity in my life, and I prioritize it. In addition, I spend time with my three cats and a dog. Needless to say, I am never bored.

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