The Old Oak Tree Echoes is a collection of short stories, essays and poems inspired by my life experiences and adventures from childhood and onward. Growing up in Cornelia, Georgia and the sister of three younger brothers was challenging. I hope you enjoy reading my tales as much as I loved writing them.
Shelby Jean Baxter Hart was born in Gainesville, Georgia. Her parents, now deceased, Henry Grady Baxter and Ruth Frances Moore Baxter moved to Cornelia, Georgia when she was six years old. Her three younger brothers are deceased. She has a daughter Dianna. Dianna lives in Jupiter, Florida with her husband Robert Howell and Shelby's only granddaughter Makenzie Rose. Shelby is a retired hair stylist. She is a member of Clarkesville Writers Society. Loves attending Womens Bible Study Groups. Likes to square dance. Shelby enjoys watching Classic Movies, experimenting with new recipes and spending time with many friends and relatives. Traveling is also her passion. She has lived in Atlanta, Georgia, Greenwood, S.C., Ojai, California, Palm Beach County, Florida and retired back to her hometown, Cornelia, Georgia. She has reconnected with old high school friends and spends fun times with them. She loves her life and GOD. Writing gives her joy. She wishes to share the many lessons learned along the rode she chose to travel in life. Good times, sad times. She believes she is still a work in progress. The best is yet to come! Enjoy!