Who is Spence’s Girl?

Update:  While I don’t want to remove my earlier “About” content, I want to share that Spence passed away on March 4, 2017.  He was at home with hospice care and I held his hand as he took his last breath.  We had a life that was so much more than I could have asked for filled with love, adventures and humor. My life has changed forever but I’ll always be Spence’s Girl.

Our wedding day in 2009


spencesgirl.com was established 10/31/2014:

So who is Spence’s Girl? A work in progress, a student of life. Mistakes, I’ve made a few, but in the words of Sinatra, I did it my way.  Found Mr Right at 35, began an affair with wine at 40, retired just shy of my 58th birthday.  I’m a tall blonde, eclectic, cat adoring, quirky kind of gal who prefers to figure things out by trial and error rather than read a manual.  A skilled gourmet cook (just ask my mom) as a result of my heightened passion for food and an innate sense of creating meals without a safety net (as well as a profound addiction to the Food Network). I tend to write as I talk, over-using air-quotes, asides, hyphens and exclamation points to convey my enthusiasm since you can’t hear my voice.

“Why Spence’s Girl” you might ask?   Spence is 13 years my senior and I’m “Spence’s Girl” as the fellows at the VFW and American Legion refer to me (think Trophy Wife for the older crowd).  Life’s been an adventure because of Spence that I never could have realized without him. I love being Spence’s Girl!


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34 thoughts on “Who is Spence’s Girl?

  1. Hello Spence’s girl! Nice to find you at Writing101 and to read your post.
    I read no manuals either. I live, and cook (not perhaps so skilled as you do) according to trial and error. I write as I cook, without recipes ( that’s in my about page too).
    I like your honest, friendly and fun way of expressing yourself, and if you write like that, I am in. Following.

    1. I can’t thank you enough for your comments about my blog. It means a great deal. I’ve just checked out yours and I love it. Will be following you as well 😊

      1. You’re very welcome. My pleasure. I liked everything I saw there. The merit is yours.
        Thank you very much for the follow and am happy to hear your lovely comment.
        We meet again soon. Have a nice weekend.

  2. Glad to have learned of you & your blog via Philip’s class. Anxious to read more, hear your thoughts on travel & the world at large. I look forwad to following.

  3. Hey there Spence’s Girl! I do a blog following spree every once in a while, and this July I’m going 7 for 7: following 7 fun blogs a day, each day, for the seventh month. Yours is today’s #1. Feel free to come visit me at http://www.thatssojacob.wordpress.com and if you like what you read, follow back! Thanks and have a great day!

  4. Wow! Thank you, I’m honored to receive this award and am working on it right now as I leave the country tomorrow on my next adventure with Spence. Your kindness and support are so appreciated! And congrats on receiving this well-deserved award as well!

  5. Hey Spencer’s Girl, lovely to meet you 🙂 . I thought I would just pop over and say, Hi, and thank you for the ‘like’ on my Salad in a Bread Bowl post. I am keen to go through your blog, it looks amazing 🙂 . Take care, and have a great weekend 🙂

  6. Hi Spence’s girl….I am making a brochure for our web design company and I saw your adorable picture of a kitty on a computer keyboard. Could you give me your permission to use this photo for my brochure?

    1. Thank you so much for your kind words about my writing and for becoming a follower of Spence’s Girl. I’m going to check out your blog as well since I see you also love cooking! Happy New Year!

  7. Hello there, Spence Girl. Greetings to you from PA. Happen to notice your Blog. What caught my eye was Retirement and your Husband having a Purple Heart hat on. I would like to THANK him for his service. Being a US Navy Vietnam Vet, him and many others gave alot for our Country. I am also retired, but I think that it’s not all that it’s built up to be. Cheers, Les

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