Hi! I'm Carol McEwen
I grew up in the “fly-over” section of this country, southern Indiana, during the 1940’s and 1950’s. For a Sixth Grade report, I wrote that I wanted to be a writer when I grew up, and I’m happy to report that it only took me 60+ years to realize my dream. After grade school and high school, I was distracted by attendance at Indiana State University (later to be known as Larry Byrd Country,) and performing in various plays. I enjoyed sorority life, parties and hi-jinks in my all-girls dorm.
After college, I taught English and Speech for several years and eventually stayed home and raised two daughters. To keep my mind occupied, I spent plenty of time on the phone, organizing play dates, chairing a couple of political campaigns, ate lunch out often and ran various PTA events. Who wouldn’t love planning and producing an exciting event like the game room at the school fair or the Halloween Carnival?
Eventually those girls grew up and began their own lives, and I FINALLY returned to that original goal of writing, by doing local interest pieces for our resort magazine and starting my column, “Old School,” for the former Arlington “Sun Gazette.” As has happened with many small local papers, the Gazette was bought by a new owner who decided to shrink its “waistline.” That proved to be just the motivation I needed to start this blog.
I hope you enjoy reading my work as much as I’ve enjoyed writing it. It’s always fun to realize a dream, no matter how long it takes.