Who is Sherry?

Sherry Stocking Kline

Sherry Stocking Kline

Who is Sherry Stocking Kline?
a.k.a. “Sox”, “Mom”, “Gramma Shay”?

You don’t stop to think how many hats you wear and how different people in your life see you until you try to write something like this.

So here goes…

Who am I?  I’m a Daughter.  Sister.   Mom of Two Great Kids. Gramma Shay to Two Awesome granddaughters. Child of God and  Baby Boomer

I’m also the Cat-food dispenser to 3 cats, a 13 year-old senior citizen tiger cat named Tigger with a major league attitude, a 1 year old black and white ‘tuxedo cat’ named Sinbad who has all delivery persons trained to stop and pet him, and the newcomer, a pretty long-haired Siamese (or is it Persian?) looking cat named Boo with a meow like a rusty door-hinge.

If I’d known ….. I would have named her Snoopy…

I’m the dog rescuer/dog mommy of Lady.  (She’s definitely misnamed, she’s not a lady.) She’s a Heinz 57 mostly German Shepherd/Beagle/Hound/husky (?) that I rescued from a cemetery on Memorial Day Weekend, but that’s another story.

If I’d known she was going to love sitting on Top of her dog house, I would have named her Snoopy.

I’m a fourth Generation Kansan who grew up on a farm across the road from the farm that my great-grandfather homesteaded in the 1870′s. My grandfather and grandmother owned the farm I grew up on before my mom and dad bought it.  That gives me a feeling of history and continuity. It gives me Roots.

Growing up on a wheat and dairy farm in Kansas in the 1950′s had to be one of the best of times. World War II had been over for awhile, and though we lived about three miles from a missile silo, five miles from another one, and the drills we used to have in grade school where you got under your desk and covered your head with your arms (in case of a bomb from Russia!) used to scare the living daylights out of me, those were mostly carefree times!

I love writing, genealogy, family, family history, and history.  Especially the Civil War era and the Wild West and Cattle Drive Years. I also love photography and digital and ‘regular’ scrapbooking. You can check out my Heritage Makers digital scrapbooking site here.

The SCHGS will be hosting Maureen Taylor next June!

I’m one of six founding member of what was the Sumner County Genealogical Society and am the current Vice President in charge of programs for the combined Sumner County Historical and Genealogical Society.

The Sumner County Historical and Genealogical Society will be hosting the Kansas Council of Genealogical Societies on June 19th, 2010 and Maureen Taylor is coming to speak!  You’re invited.

I’ve been writing since I was seven years old…

I’ve been writing since I was seven years old, or longer.  And when I say that I’m thinking “oh, my gosh, that’s how old my oldest granddaughter is!”

I’ve been a free-Lance writer and Wichita Eagle “Family Tree” columnist for 10+ years, and a small-town Mayfield News columnist for 10 years.

I’m also a member of the Kansas Professional Communicators group and the National Federation of Press Women, and I’ve been lucky enough to win both state and national awards for writing.

And now I’m a blogger!  And – guess what, this is Fun!

Blogger’s Best Friend
Kreativ Blogger Award
Happy 101 Award
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