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SHANDEBEL

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SHANDEBEL's real name is SHANNON HENDEL BELCOURT. SHANNON is located in Alberta / Canada and has been a SingSnap member since May 16, 2009. Currently, she has a total of 2,224 public recordings which have been viewed 11,369 times.

I'm married to a loving, hard-working man who is my soul-mate and the most important person in my life. We have 4 cats and a Shihtzu-Sheltie cross named Lyric.
Music and singing consume me, body and soul.
I love animals, and have spent my life as a rescuer...I can't stand the thought of any creature having to suffer.
I am a writer of children's stories, books for youths and poetry. My editorial skills have most recently been used in assisting my good friend with her children's book, which has finally been published and printed. The two of us are also working on another children's book dedicated to my great-niece Henna, and an adult biography, which we hope to be completed next year.
Other activities I enjoy are reading, gardening, movies, Trivia, cooking, eating, collecting and appreciation of Art, Nature and History.
I love it when something or someone makes me laugh.
I think Music, Humor and Compassion are essential to leading a happy and productive life.
Just a little bit about my parents, because I want to pay tribute to them. They were responsible for introducing me to Music, Books, and Gardens, and for that I am eternally grateful. Dad was a Sergeant in the Royal Canadian Air Force during WW2...where he met my Mum, an English girl living with her family in London at the time. They were both so different, it's strange that they got together. She was an educated, city girl...he was a country boy, not well-educated. They made their home in Canada, on a farm in rural Alberta. My dear Mum was not used to the snow and cold, and found out soon that she was severely allergic to the cows, but they both worked hard, until the farm burned to the ground...that was the point at which they took my sister and moved to the big city of Edmonton, where later I was born. Dad owned his own trucking company and drove a taxi, and Mum worked as a secretary, till retiring. Unfortunately, my Dad died when I was 12, but I was lucky enough to have my Mum till just before her 90th birthday. I have recently been doing a lot of genealogical work on my family.

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THERE HAVE BEEN MANY INFLUENTIAL, INSPIRATIONAL AND WONDERFUL SINGERS IN MY LIFE, TOO NUMEROUS TO NAME...BUT A HUGE THANK YOU GOES OUT TO MY FAVORITES WHO LEFT TOO SOON - PATSY CLINE, JANIS JOPLIN, KAREN CARPENTER, CASS ELLIOTT, ELVIS PRESLEY, JOHN LENNON, JOHN DENVER, JIM CROCE, CHARLIE RICH, BUDDY HOLLY AND JIMI HENDRIX...THANKFULLY I HAVE SO MANY FAVORITES WHO ARE STILL HERE.


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MUM, I LOVE YOU, MISS YOU AND THINK OF YOU ALWAYS (Mar. 13/1920 - Jan. 29/2010)


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