Posted in June 2015

President Barack Obama’s Eulogy

What great vocals President Barack Obama has. He brought the congregation to its feet when he sang, ‘Amazing Grace’ at the end of his eulogy for Reverend Clementa Pinckney, who was gunned down in a Bible Study, June 17th. Thank you for all you do for us President Obama. Congratulations on the Supreme Court’s ruling … Continue reading

Pioneers of Same-Sex Marriage

Congratulations to my brother Douglas Crawford and his friend Doug A. for being interviewed on a Eugene, Oregon television station in the 1980’s, for standing for same-sex marriage. Your endeavors have paid off. The photo is of Doug A. on the left, standing next to my brother, Doug.

KEYNOTE Suffering a Loss

Keynote to NAMI Lane County about schizoaffective and bipolar disorder psychosis and grief   Today, I said “GoodBye,” to my friend, Amy Meyers, marketing consultant in Portland, Oregon. Amy is moving 109 miles away. Losing one of your best friends, like Amy, and all the precious moments you spent together: walks through Crystal Springs Rhododendron … Continue reading

Crystal Springs Rhododendron Garden

This is one of our favorite spots. We love being away from the city and out amongst nature. Here we are at the Rhododendron Garden enjoying the beautiful weather, enjoying our time feeding the geese and ducks with our kids, and connecting with our higher power. 

Happy Father’s Day 2015

Happy Father’s Day Sweetheart! Today I am thankful for all the miracles that flow through me as my happiness and contentment (without judgment) transpire and unfold. Happy Father’s Day to all the fathers in the world who take the time to be with their children giving them love and healing thoughts. Who give their children … Continue reading

Sherry Goes Sane at Powell’s and Central Library

I am a survivor of schizoaffective disorder, and I paint a picture of the hardships faced by those affected with schizoaffective disorder and other types of mental disorders. Powell’s Books, 1005 W. Burnside, Portland, Oregon, now carries my memoir Sherry Goes Sane: Living A Life With Schizo-Affective Disorder as well as Amazon and Create Space. It can also be … Continue reading

Self Portrait- Early Childhood

A self portrait of me sitting with my sister, Diana, in our Christmas dresses. Among the many outfits our mom sewed for us in her early 20’s , were these satin dresses and matching bows. The chain that linked our family together during this time in our early childhood was phenomenal.  

Roseburg High Graduation 67′

Here is my 1967 Roseburg High School Graduation picture. Today I gave a In Our Own Voice presentation to a NAMI Family2Family class and was awarded beautifully scented hibiscus spiral light candle and a card created for an artist. People are so great. Thinking about the progress I have made in life so far, despite … Continue reading

Mt. Hood Bowlers

Sunday, my husband and I, celebrated our adopted granddaughter Kylie’s 4th birthday and adopted granddaughter Kayla’s Kindergarten graduation. In these photos, their Aunt Tammy poses with them before they begin to bowl. Tammy is my hairdresser of 4 and 1/2 years. She fixes my hair in these electric hairstyles. She will be my next subject to paint. I can’t … Continue reading