Little Conversations
with Sheila Harley

Little Conversations meets Sheila Harley, Jill of all trades including Registered Nurses, firefighter, and EMT. Sheila is a long-time resident of San Juan Island.

Are you an Island resident or a visitor?

What are the reasons you chose to live on San Juan Island?
I came to San Juan Island for a job in the Convalescent Center.

Would you rather live in the country or in the city?

San Francisco at

If you could live in only one city for the rest of your life, where would you live?
San Francisco.

What is your favorite place on earth?
San Juan Island.

What kind of vacations do you like?
Foreign cities.

What’s your favorite thing to do on a rainy day?
House keep.

Bilbo, the traveler

What’s something most people don’t know about you?
I am quite shy.

If you had a boat, what would you name it?
Bilbo (he's a traveler).

What book are you reading, or the last book you read?
The "Anne of Green Gables" series.

If you could learn to do anything, what would it be?
To write in calligraphy and build bird houses.

Who is the most famous person you’ve ever met?
Shirley Temple.

If not yourself, who would you like to be?
I think I'm happy being me.

Who in your life has influenced you the most?
Dr. Tom Dooley. He gave me the spirit to help people less fortunate than I and to travel to do it.

Name 3 things you would not live without.
My car, music, the sea.

If you were granted a wish, what would you wish for?
Good health.

If you could invite any 3 people to dinner, living or dead, who would they be?
Dr. Tom Dooley, Mary Louisa Thompson, Kenneth R. Compton.

Sheila Harley

Describe your idea of happiness.
Life here on San Juan Island.

If someone asked you to give them a random piece of advice, what would you say?
Live your life fully, don't waste time, and to be happy.

Sheila says: "I came to San Juan Island for a job in the convalescent Center. I knew no one here. I stayed because so many opportunities opened up for me. At 50 years old, I became a firefighter and an EMT. I became a pharmacy technician and a Hallmark buyer. I loved everything about the Island and used to worry when I took trips off island that it would disappear while I was gone. I've made many good friends in my life here, a lot have left the Island but have left their mark on my heart."

Little Conversations thanks Sheila Harley!

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