About FKelso
Joined June 2018
Hi, all! I am glad to be joining your community. I am 80 years old and have lived in Alaska since 1969. I love it here...would not live anywhere else. I've had a varied, active, and interesting life (at least to me...lol.) I lived in Connecticut until I was 9; then moved to Colorado, where I spent 20+ years. Started playing music professionally in Colorado (first played banjo; then added electric bass; arthritis has caused me to give up the banjo, but I still play bass.) Our group got a job playing music in Alaska, first in Fairbanks, then in Kodiak. I met and married a man in Kodiak; much later we separated. We had plans to build a house on land we had under Homesite Claim on Spruce Island. After our separation I went there and with the help of a friend, built the house where I lived for the next 20 years. I am a writer; have had four books published and will have the fifth within a couple of weeks. I am retired, except for a very part-time jewelry and gift business, and need to supplement my meager Social Security.
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Money Goals
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Money I would be happy earning
$10,000 per month
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Money I would be ecstatic earning
$50,000 per month
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Time I'm willing to invest to achieve my goals
As much as needed
 
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How much money would you be happy earning?
$10,000 per month

How much would you be ecstatic earning?
$50,000 per month

And how much time are you willing to invest to achieve these goals?
As much as needed
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cornerofjoy1 Premium
you and me both. sign churchbells8
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DillonHenry Premium
Best of luck attaining your goals.
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Marc1001 Premium
Those are some lofty goals to start. Nothing wrong with that as long as you know it will take time to get there. Set yourself a schedule to prioritize your goals. Let me know how I can help.
Marc
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Carson Premium Plus
Great to see that you've added some goals Fran!

Working towards achieving these goals will happen as you take action on the lesson tasks here at WA. Ask questions when you have them, and take your time. This is not a race, and your time investment will have you up and running before you know it!

You're going to do just great!

Carson
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FKelso Premium Plus
Yep, Marc, you are right. It will take time, and I just hope I live long enough...lol...If I can keep my level of belief high and keep moving toward my goal, I can get there!
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BruBeck Premium
Hi Fran, thank you so much for following me! Wow, you've had quite the life. I "almost" made to a Alaska on a trip but had to cancel due to lack of finances. Hopefully someday I will be able to do it. I have lived in Colorado though. A very beautiful place. Congrats on being in the top 100. You are obviously doing something right. Keep it up! Many blessings to you!
-Bruce
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FKelso Premium Plus
Thanks, Bruce! Yes, it's been quite an adventure, and I am not dead yet. Good luck to you in WA!
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john1433 Premium
Thanks For the reply Fran. Happy to hear your chest application worked. I could sure use something right about now. Flu has hit me. S far not too bad, but all symptoms are there. Would love to test Cbd on the flu. Will try to find on line supplier. Funny how it is legal here yet can’t find it? Ha. Get totally well. Wish you happiness and good health for many more years to come. Cheers and hugs. John
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john1433 Premium
Hello Fran, I read your reply to an article mentioning CBD and how you have benefitted from its use for 10 years. I am happy to hear that, as I wish to promote the use of CBD to seniors. I am also a big believer, but my benefits of use have been primarily as relaxant. I also hoped to replace drinking wine, and did for a bit. Then I found both CBD and wine together were okay too. As we age I find being to strict kinda foolish. As to age, did not enjoy reading a reply to you whereby you were referred to as old. I doubt they have any idea how age is just a number, especially to those who live outside the box of regular society, ie. away from city values. Your bio resonates a super attitude and I like it. Stay well and good luck. Cheers. John
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FKelso Premium Plus
Thanks, John! No, I'm not old -- I'm classic.

I have tried CBD for so many things. On Friday I started coughing; a cold settled right in my chest. I was pretty congested for a day or so. Started rubbing CBD salve on my chest...I don't know if it really helped, but the chest congestion is nearly gone. No more tight feeling there either. Usually when I get a chest cold it sticks around for a while. I hope it is really gone.
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john1433 Premium
Thanks for the reply. Classic..now that I accept. Hope your cold symptoms get gone quickly. Where do you find CBD?
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FKelso Premium Plus
I have a couple of places I get it. Presently, there is an herbalist in our little town that carries it. And, by the way, the chest is almost totally recovered...just an occasional cough.

By the way, there are people here on WA that sell CBD. I've seen a couple of sites, though I don't remember the names.
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JamieFreedom Premium
Hi Fran,

Another thing that works for immune support is colloidal silver. It's effective in preventing and getting rid of both bacterial and viral infections. Doctors used to prescribe it before there were antibiotics. ~ I get my colloidal silver at the Vitamin Shoppe, either a brick-and-mortar store or online. Silver Biotics brand; 16 oz for about $24.95 after Competitor's Discount pricing; Vita-Cost is the competitor I quote and it saves about $10.

I hope you get completely healed up from your infection and get your immune system strong. You are one amazing lady! And you gotta keep sharing your knowledge with us here on WA!

Thank you for being an inspiration!

Jamie
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FKelso Premium Plus
Yes, I have used colloidal silver. I don't have any right now, but it is indeed good stuff.
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BobMargroff Premium Plus
Hello Fran, thanks for the follow back. Alaska is someplace that I’ve always wanted to visit.

My dad was stationed there in the late 50’s when he was in the army. He said he hated it there...I think I’ll see it differently. As I am always open to new places and enjoy the differences of climate and culture. Not to mention being able to see what it’s like to be dark most hours of the day in the winter.

I wish you the best!
Bob
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FKelso Premium Plus
Hi, Bob. Your dad might have hated Alaska because he was in the army. I imagine that might have made things a little unpleasant. If you like visiting new places you might love it here. Winters are dark, but not all day. Here in SE Alaska in dead of winter, it gets dark around 3:00 or 3:30. Now the days are already getting longer, though. And summers...you never want to go to bed!

Best to you, too, Bob.
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BobMargroff Premium Plus
I think you’re right. His army time was not good for him. He didn’t like it...I was different because I really enjoyed my time in the service...of course I was in the Air Force so it was better.

Yes, I would probably like it in the summer too...😜
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TiffanyDraye Premium
Great to have you in the community and I hope the best for you. Do you get a chance to whale watch way up there in Alaska, that has always been a dream of mine.
Although I have not been there as of yet, I hope to travel there one day.
Be safe and all the best to you and yours.

Tiffany
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FKelso Premium Plus
Oh, yes, have had many whale experiences. Now I don't live right on the water, though it isn't far away. Instead of whales, my visitors are bear and moose. They own the place -- I am just a tenant.
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TiffanyDraye Premium
That is very cool. I am not sure that I could stand to live in such extreme temperatures.
Tiffany
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