Hello, everyone! My name is Jane Slone, and I was born in 1954 in Northern Kentucky. My brother Stan was a lot older than I was and given the pleasure of naming me....I always tell people he was going to name me Cheetah, as he liked the Tarzan movies, but then he settled on Jane when the first choice didn't go over too well. He's a great brother! I was born into a loving, Christian family, and was always in church. At the age of 9 I realized I needed the Savior, and accepted Jesus into my heart at that age. What a wonderful journey it is!!
I grew up in Campbell County and went through all 12 years of schooling there, and we lived on a farm there. In 1972, when I graduated, our family moved to Pendleton County to another farm, and I settled down there to working on the farm, with some part time jobs in between. It was there I began writing poetry and writing stories. Was always with a pen in hand, or a book, when not working with my dad and brother on the farm, and inside helping my mom with canning and the house. I lived there for 12 years, and then met and fell in love with the nicest man in the world, Tom Slone.
We were married in 1984 and I moved to West Virginia! We live on the homeplace Tom grew up on, which used to be a farm, and is now lovely woods and "hills" and vallies. The community where I live now is so similar to my Kentucky home.
As I had in Kentucky, I became very active in church and teaching Sunday School and in the choir. Tom and I drove 20 miles to a church in Virginia and there we both served in the choir, and singing together, and my teaching children.
In 2001 a new church was started not two miles from our home, in what used to be a night-club, retired missionaries coming back home to begin the church. We've been there from the start and I now lead the singing there, and still teach the children. It's a wonderful church family. We are blessed.
I hadn't written poetry for a long time, and met a wonderful lady named Jane Ward Smith, who writes beautiful poetry, and has shared them here. She inspired me to begin writing again and to send out some of my poems on the web. It's been a joy re-discovering that talent, and sharing it. Sharing it, too, as part of my witness of all the goodness the Lord brings to our lives!
I enjoy e-mailing friends and family, visiting, and reading is still a pleasure. My passion is good mysteries right now! I also enjoy long walks, and my "critters" in our area, including some very cheeky raccoons who think they are cats.
I'm very thankful for the blessings the Lord gives. And thankful, too, for a wonderful family and great friends.
God is good. ALL the time!