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 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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churchbells8 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
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
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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Johnpavich Premium
Wow fkelso you look darn good for 80"s I went Alaska years ago in our honeymoon by cruise ship very nice place will go again soon. Sorry to hear of the arthritis my mother had it and I have a bit I take 2 capsules of turmeric with every meal and it really helps with stiffness and pain as I use my hands a lot .welcome to wa all the best !!!
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FKelso Premium
Was just rereading posts, and came across yours. Yep, I, too, take turmeric, but only two a day. I also use CBD oil which helps my pain a great deal, and I play electric bass, which seems to help with keeping my hands more limber. There's some good stuff out there these days to help us.
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Johnpavich Premium
Wow base guitar also ! What is cbd oil , some kind of cod liver oil ?
Also don't eat any of the night shade plants tomatoes, potatoes, squash, whole wheat bread, etc it's the lectins that they have that put tiny holes in your stomach lining and cause all the problems, all the best !
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FKelso Premium
Yep, got your "don't eat" list. CBD oil is the medical oil derived from cannabis. Look it up -- it is absolutely excellent for all kinds of things. Thanks for the reply. Will keep watching your progress.
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Johnpavich Premium
Ok well u know canada is legalizing pot Oct. 17 th so everyone's going to be gone in canada ha ha will check out the oil I assume u eat it or put it on salads ?
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FKelso Premium
Sent your reply to the wrong person...lol...no, you don't use the oil on salads. You take it like a tincture...about 1/3 of a stopper-full from an ounce bottle...take it under the tongue, once a day. Okay, now back to WA. I am going to watch the video on adding links one more time.
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Loes Premium
Hello Fran,♫Welcome! I am so pleased you found WA. Nice to meet you ツ I wish you a lot of learning pleasure and fun at WA. Thank you for adding me to your network. Interesting, which subjects are you writing about?

From the start, I have written training on every issue I had problems with myself. And I share all my interesting findings on my blog space. I have listed them on a blog for you. When you type in “Blogs top rated by Loes” into the search bar on top, you'll find my goodies under Training. I hope to help you with those.

If you have any questions, please reply to this message or leave a comment on my profile.
Success building your business in 2018. See you around, Greetings Loes
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FKelso Premium
Just rereading messages, Loes. Yours was very nice. I am going to check out some of your blogs. I really like your idea of writing training for every issue that gave you a problem. Guess I'd better start writing...have climbed through a number of roadblocks thus far.

By the way, I don't know if I ever told you about my chosen subject. If you have time check out my website at celebratingcats.com. Eventually I want to do an Alaskan wild and edible plant blog and one on Alaskana. Gotta eat the elephant one bite at a time, though.

Tomorrow is selling day for me, so have to put on another hat and go sell jewelry and gifts at our local Saturday Market.

Have a good one!
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Loes Premium
Enjoy your day:) I am on gsm right now, your website is doing great on mobile
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Quislan Premium
Howdy Fran, if you're writing and publishing then you aren't retired...Just saying....I write as well and am interested in hearing what captures your heart and imagination. Also, what does your group do?

I also am published, but its been a long time and have been working as an international transportation specialist until a recent (Nov/18) accident.
Have you ever been to Hyder?

Howard

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FKelso Premium
Hyder -- No, I haven't. Location? 'Way North?
Thanks for your comments. We will have to keep in touch. Also, thanks for sending the links. I have to sell, sell, sell today, but will check them out when things slow down.

Guess I am not retired, then, though writing feels more like recreation than work.

I guess the group you are referring to is the music group I was in when I came to Alaska. That is long gone -- another lifetime ago. I still play music, but just for fun.

You ask about what captures my heart and imagination in Alaska. That would require a long answer. I will be starting a second website about the Alaskan life once I get this first one under control.
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Quislan Premium
Hyder, Alaska is located east of Prince of Wales Island near the US/Canada border. I went there in my early 20's for their moonshine type drink....got Hyderized...haha

Also, you said you were involved with a writers group...
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FKelso Premium
I have some friends who lived on Prince of Wales Island and recently moved, so I know approximately where you mean.

Yes, we have an active little writer's group here. We only meet once a week, but the group has been a tremendous help to me.

Keep in touch...nice to make friends on here.
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soulsearcher Premium
Welcome to WA and congrats on going premium!

I'm pretty new here, I just joined this month actually. I must say I've already learned a lot of valuable information here at WA. I believe you will too, that is if you haven’t already.

The future is yours! Wishing you much success.

- Keziah
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dbriley Premium
Thanks for adding me to your network, I enjoy meeting like minded friends here at WA.
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