Christine J. Jamison
Christine was raised in a suburb of Seattle in the Northwest. She grew up as the middle child in a loving family with a firefighter father and a mother working in retail. They backpacked regularly into the Olympic and Cascade Mountains and camped in Canada as well as all the states west of the Mississippi. These activities provided a depth of enrichment that can only come with experiencing the great outdoors. This established a base from which to build on throughout her life.
After graduating from Edmonds Senior High School, Christine pursued a Bachelor’s degree in education from Western Washington University and a Master’s degree from Central Washington University. She was offered her first teaching position at Stevenson High School in the gorgeous Columbia Gorge. With three teacher friends out on the town in Beaverton, Oregon for the night at Earthquake Ethyl’s disco, she met her future husband, John. After they danced through one song he asked her to dinner for the next evening. They met at the Red Lion in Portland, Oregon and ate their dinner accompanied by harp music in the background. After a fun-filled evening he asked her to marry him. This was November and in March they were married.
They moved to Walla Walla in the southeastern corner of Washington. John was working for Boise Cascade at the time and he was transferred to the Wallula mill, which was nearby. Christine taught school during the six years they lived here. Because of John’s two daughters, they decided to move to Maine to be close to them. This is where the book begins and fills in the next eight years.
On returning to Washington State, John and Christine settled on the Olympic Peninsula. They both secured teaching jobs. Christine is retiring in June of 2013 and looking forward to having time: time to sew, work in the yard, get more involved in church, take more photos, and to smell the roses.
Christine is a committed Christian. She believes the Lord Jesus Christ is the son of God and that He died for our sins. Those who ask forgiveness of their sins and ask Jesus to be the center of their lives will spend eternity in heaven with Him. She also believes the Bible is the Holy Word of God.
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Off the Grid and Glad I Did in Maine
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By Christine J. Jamison
Published: May 28, 2013.
Christine was in for some surprises living off the grid in the woods of Maine. She and her husband moved from a conventional home in Washington with neighbors on all sides to a solar home in the wilderness. This story is about growing and changing while experiencing the great state of Maine. Christine describes her adventures living off the grid with mud, bugs, snow, rain, goats, moose and more.
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