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Charlotte Simpson, aka the Traveling Black Widow is a retired guidance counselor and special education teacher. After losing her husband of 31 years, she made solo-world-travel a central part of her retirement and has traveled all seven continents and 50 states. ​

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  1. So beautifully written. Thank you for stating the unknown moments that are hidden facts that uncover the hidden truths that lie within the lives of others on this holiday0. The clarity of thought and expression displayed is both impressive and inspiring.

    Peace and blessings to all this Holiday Season.

  2. I am grateful that God spared my son. He had a major health crisis, one of which 50% of those die. Though this is a long recovery process, I could not be more thankful. Though all that has come with this, it has strengthen my faith and my son’s as well. I can’t imagine being more thankful and grateful. Praise God!

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