My name is Linda Payne (MIZSHUTTERBUG), I'm from southeastern Wisconsin and I just enjoy singing. Never had any vocal training whatsoever so this is just for fun. Plus it's relaxing to me and therapy for all the stress/health issues in my life right now.
In April of 2013 my mother, who presently has dementia came to live with me. I am her full time caregiver, along with hospice who has now been called in to help as well. She takes up most of my time so therefore not too much extra hours or energy to attempt singing. As you can see, I still do try a song now and again and appreciate the listens. Always lifts my spirits. Mom has virtually no short term memory left, but along with her other major medical issues, the doctors say it's a miracle she is alive. I try my best to make her comfortable. I am her only child...so am elected. It's okay. I did the same for my dad back in 1994. I live knowing I gave him my best shot and I'm doing the same for my mom. My husband John helps me out immensely with my mother's care as well. Really couldn't manage without him!
I so enjoy listening to a fellow Singsnapper belt out a tune! I hope you enjoy the songs I do record. There's nothing better than reading the comment a listener has posted after hearing one of my songs. Smiles and happy times!! A hearty thanks to all of you who do take the time to post your appreciation of my music!
As far as my singing goes...not always do I have the most confidence in myself but I give it a whirl. And being here on Singsnap with all the wonderful people I've met since 2008 has been one of the best experiences of my life. Has brought me so much joy and I don't know what I would do without it now.
I am a Wisconsin auctioneer by trade and I collect autographs of famous people. Been doing that since 1986. It is so great to hold something in your hand that someone you think so highly of has held in theirs and signed for you or even better a historical piece from way back or especially anything signed by my most favorite star - Marilyn Monroe, of which I own one piece.
I enjoy the hours spent here on Singsnap and look forward to many more. It is also so much fun meeting new people and there have been a number of you who have touched my heart. Singsnap has literally opened up my "little world" into such a large one and I am thankful for being a part of it.Thanks for stopping by! Stay happy, healthy and Blessings to you all! My Mottos: "Life isn't about how to survive the storm, but how to dance in the rain"...."You can't help getting older, but you don't have to get OLD - George Burns"... And one more that I really like - "We can stay young by focusing on a dream instead of on a regret."