In the beginning: The Newspaper of the neighborhood

In the beginning: The Newspaper of the neighborhood Your future begins in your nature.
If you look back, you can sometimes find your career in your beginnings.
The way you gather and organize classmates. The way you ask questions and tally votes, or interview your classmates. Correct people’s grammar. Take care of an injured cat. Fix things around the house that are broken.
The only thing it seemed I could do was tell stories. Usually by airing my family’s dirty laundry. Whatever was happening. I liked to tell it.
So I was called, early on, “The Newspaper of the Neighborhood.”
Unfortunately, this only encouraged me.
My stories after awhile, were written down in crude “book” form – notebook paper stapled together and illustrated by my best friend. Then short stories.
And eventually they led me to journalism in college.
But the stories, and story telling, are always a part of me.

And now when they say that a PR professional is really a company’s story teller, I have to agree. And thank my family.

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About marsha strickhouser

Plate Girl, or Marsha, is not a girl, but a full grown woman who has been collecting dishes - yes, dishes - since I was a little girl. My grandmother was a newspaper food editor, my mother was a teacher and later an antiques dealer. I am guilty of reading Southern Living magazines ... just to look at the PLATES the recipes were served on.  I have more dishes than I need, and I promise I have given plates and sets of dishes to many, many people over the years. I believe setting a festive table makes the meal better and the day or night more memorable. I live in Tampa Bay were I set my table (and the tables of as many others who let me), as well as visit restaurants, hotels and beaches where I admire and photograph all things I think are pretty.  I have my degree in journalism from the University of Miami and have worked in public relations for more than 20 years. To contact me about about a blogging relationship, please email me at marshastrickhouser@gmail.com.

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