Sharon, 63 years old, South East Texas
I started drinking coffee when I was about two years old. I know it is kind young but I only had about two teaspoons in a an 8 ounce glass of milk. I begged and pleaded for more coffee when I saw my parents and grandparents drinking it when I was just a wee babe no taller than a grasshopper. Everyone was drinking coffee and I thought I was just as big as everyone else. After two teaspoons of coffee it grew more and more to where there was more coffee in the glass than there was milk. Now I drink coffee everyday for breakfast. I do not care much for flavored coffee although I like pecan and chocolate flavoring from time to time. I like drip brewed old fashioned coffee everyday with a little cream. I can not get rid of the cream in the coffee since that is the way I started out drinking it.
My family moved to Texas from Ohio when I was seven. We moved to South East Texas for my dad’s job. I love Texas because we have beaches yet mountains and forests yet deserts. I love to visit and go camping in different state parks in Texas. One of my favorite parks to visit in Texas is Martin Dies Jr. State Park in the East Texas area. We spent many summers vacationing there as children and it was always a highlight of the summer.
I am a pediatric occupational therapist and I work with students with disabilities in the school system. This has been my occupation for the past 30 years. I love being able to help the kids master skills that they need in order to be successful in the education setting. I also enjoy working with preschoolers at my church. It is kind of like a second calling for me since it is very important to share Christ’s love with little children as we are commanded to do in the Bible. There is no better way to impact the future generations than sharing your love and time with them.
Fun Fact about Sharon: Sharon is one of the key reasons why there is a Coffee Over Tejas blog today! Sharon knew about our love of going to different coffee shops all throughout Texas and encouraged us to simply “do something with it”. That sweet challenge led Madison and I to start our blogging adventures in the Spring of 2017 and what an adventure it has been. We are so thankful for Sharon and her belief in us to start this and encouragement throughout this journey!