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Jennie's Original Pierogies Staff with Sharon at sharonswalkabout.com

Jennie’s Homemade Pierogies

At one time this area had a very large population of Polish immigrants. Driving around the neighborhood streets, you could…

Naptime for a Boston Terrier with Sharon at sharonswalkabout.com

Please, this is my nap time, don’t bother me!

Olivia loves to take naps. If she can find something to snuggle under and cover her head, that would be…

Flesh Food in Japan with Sharon at sharonswalkabout.com

Grocery Shopping Anyone?

Small neighborhood grocery stores are quite common in Japan.  Driving by this well-stocked store, we could not help but have…

Learning about Coneys with Sharon at sharonswalkabout.com

Let’s go for a Coney

What’s a “Coney”, I said?  It seems most people here know that a “Coney” is a grilled, natural casing hot…

Oscar in the bushes - Read more about Sharon's cat family at SharonsWalkabout.com


Oscar arrived at my daughter’s house one afternoon. He plopped down in the middle of the driveway.  Resting on his…

Memories of Japan and the special washers and dryers just for shoes at SharonsWalkabout.com

The Local Laundromat

One afternoon, Marci and I walked to the neighborhood laundromat. It was a small, efficient, clean, and organized place of…


About Sharon

I was born and raised in Seattle, Washington. I spent most of my life there raising a family, owning a business, and being involved with the community.

Now a senior citizen, I live with my daughter, Michelle, and her husband, George, in Dearborn Heights, Michigan. Just before coming to Dearborn, I had the chance to live for almost a year with my daughter, Marci, and her husband, Akira, in Hachioji, Tokyo, Japan. I have a bonus daughter, too, Mikaela, who lives in Puyallup, Washington. I am blessed to have these women as daughters and these men as sons-in-law, my teachers one and all.

I began writing in 2012 as a way to keep in touch with friends and family while I was living in Japan. This led to contributing to a book, and now I am working on one of my own.

Sharon Grace Smith

I'm a contributing author!

Looking for a good book to read? I think you will enjoy Jodi Chapman and Dan Teck’s book, Goodness Abounds:  365 True Stories of Loving Kindness, available on Amazon. There are over 275 Soulful Contributors of which I am but one. I chose to tell a story about the life of a precious kitty named Amelia. Read her story here >>

Sharon Smith is a contributing author in Goodness Abounds: 365 True Stories of Loving Kindness, an Amazon Bestseller.