Joy Aisthorpe

Traverse City, MIchigan

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I am originally from Cleveland, Tennessee- the headquarters of two Internationally-known religious denominations. It is located just outside Chattanooga- as in "Pardon me boy, is that the Chattanooga Choo-Choo?"

Yes it is.

In 2010, I married a michigander. We loaded up, no, we stacked high the back of his truck with my belongings so that banjo music would have been acceptable as we exited out of the driveway.

I moved to the wilderness that is the upper Peninsula of Michigan. There I became acquainted with quasi-isolated living, Snow-shoveling, deer bait and bear feed ( or is it bear bait and deer feed? I keep forgetting...).

I enjoyed life in my 1930s Bungalow Dream House in a town with few modern conveniences, such as-

-Businesses that accept plastic;

-A restaurant besides McDonald's;

- Close Proximity ( I had to travel 45 miles to civilization).

After three years and good times I moved to Traverse City- I LOVE it here. I have made it my home.

I invite you to read my blog- I write because it is what I love to do. I welcome feedback both pro and con if you feel so inclined (sure, you've got better things to do, but...).


  • Work
    • Floral Designer
  • Education
    • BA Psychology, Some Grad School.