Archive for September, 2017

Sep 17

About Me


Shirley Sharan, developer, author this site

 This site was developed by Shirley Sharan, who has been working with Web sites since the mid 90’s. Having pursued most of the I-net improvement classes offered on the web, Shirley has completed many html, CSS, and Java Scripts courses offered on-line and continued to learn from them, so at one time she had approximately 20  various sites for textual pages and varied digital imagining courses, many “homework” requirements..

Shirley was born in Carlisle, Pennsylvania in 1932 together with her twin sister, Maurita. She graduated from Carlisle High School in 1950 and moved to NYC where she entered Mt. Sinai Hospital School of Nursing, graduating in September, 1953, beginning as an operating nurse at her school hospital.  In 1955, Shirley began working as an operating room nurse at the Hospital for Special  Surgery, also in New York City.

In 1956 she married Sherwin Sharan and they lived in Queens county, NY, until they purchased a house in White Plains, NY, living there until they moved to Jacksonville, Florida in 1977. In Florida, after her retirement in 1983 she began her web education.

Shirley also became a ham radio operator in 1957 and was very active as a ham until conditions for good reception caused her and her husband to close their radio operations shortly after moving to Port  now lives in Fort Wayne, Indiana with her cat, Mandy2.

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Sep 17

How did we get here?

The main reason for this site is my intense interest in getting back into some writing and coding for web browser use. I loved the ability to be able to develop a web page by learning and using this “foreign language’ of HTML and CSS.  (Maybe having learned Morse code so many years ago and using it almost exclusively in ensuing years of “hamming”), has permitted me to be, surprisingly, good at the process.  

I live in a housing complex with many old women, who are widowed and still quite active. They think I am crazy. But I am happy and enjoy what I have begun. Yes, it takes time from other activities and my companion loudly complains about her loss of time with me, but I spend plenty of time playing with her, even giving her treats if she doesn’t complain too loudly when I am busy with web stuff.  

BTW, she is a cat, name of Mandy2. That name because her sister was named Mandy, also. The 2 came in because I figured it would be easier for me to remember the name Mandy, rather than to give her another name, since I would probably be calling her that, anyway.. ‘Course her sister was a dog. Their pictures are below me. Mandy (1) had to be euthanized because of multiple chronic diseases and I know she met my husband at the rainbow bridge when he made his transition in 2008.


                                                           Mandy (1)

Both of these dear companions have their picture albums on  “lotublossom’s jAlbum site:

Last updated 9/10/2017
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