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Hi I'm Susan Barker

I am an almost mid 60's married woman with grown sons and no grandchildren. I live near Vancouver, BC Canada and LOVE my home.

About Me

I am a married senior with adult sons but no grandchildren. I enjoy doing crafts, such as quiltmaking, crochet, felting and will try anything that seems interesting. I have varied interests and prefer to read non-fiction is subjects such as astronomy, sciences such as physics, but I like to learn or watch documentaries about animals and sea going creatures. I worked for many years in the hospitality industry, mainly as a bartender or waitress. I returned to school in my 30's and took accounting and worked for a number of years as a bookkeeper for a lawn care company and at the same time I continued to take college courses in writing and composition and then worked for about 10 years writing articles and informational columns for a Canadian craft magazine. I now am retired but at the same time to continue to write, for my own interest and operate a online sewing products store.

Why I am a Mormon

Members of my family were Mormon even when I was a child but my own parents did not welcome this into their home. My husband also was not a person who would take any religion into his live, but over the years I slowly realized that I was somewhat different than those closest to me. I don't know why. So when an opportunity came and missionaries came to my door, I invited them in because I knew I had been waiting a long time to be part of what my cousins and some other members of extended family were part of. I was baptized in 2015 and feel that I am 'at home' with LDS.

How I live my faith

Very early on I offered my services in a variety of volunteer positions, before I went to church on a regular basis. I volunteered in my local elementary school, helping students with reading. That was a long time ago! For many years I was part of and volunteered my crafting talents by making and donating quilts for various causes from quilts for premie babies, to quilts for woman's shelters or for veterans returned from active duty. I served in a variety of positions for various craft groups, as newsletter editor, educational workshops organizer, event coordinator and other positions. I have always given time and service to my community as I am able because I just enjoy being involved and helping where I am able.