If you had just moved in next door, I'd probably welcome
you with a plate of cookies, introduce myself, and ask
you about yourself. Since I can't give you cookies, grab
an apple, sandwich or my personal favorite, a candy bar,
I'll introduce myself and hope I hear from you in the near future.
I was born in Southern Idaho in 1962 and grew up on a farm/ranch
operation with my nine sisters and brothers. I'm whitewashed not
polished-latex, cheddar not ricotta. I'm patriotic and believe in
the strong moral values that make America great. I love family and
take my job as homekeeper seriously. I am God-fearing, God-loving
and recognize my dependence on Him. I like people and love to listen,
observe and interact with others. I like to share-cucumbers from the
garden, eggs from our hens, good books, cookies, patterns, recipes,
stories, teaching activities. I like to pass on ideas-whether through
classes, booklets, over backyard fences, or whispered during l-o-n-g
school programs. I'm the wife to a great man, Calvin, (my name really
is Jane Payne) and the mother to six, equally charming, children.
We live in Moses Lake, Washington.
Fifteen years ago, I began speaking at women's and youth
conferences/workshops on a variety of topics from "cutting the food budget"
to "improving your attitude". At the encouragement of family, friends and
conference participants, I wrote booklets to compliment the topics taught.
With the practicality and feasibility of the internet, we created the neighborjanepayne
website. Welcome to the neighborhood.