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Hope you will like my garden.
Planting : words for bulbs and plants, Gods' love and kindness for sturdy stems, poetry for healthy leaves, short stories for plant shape, help from friends for pruning, patience and persistance for beautiful blooms.
I am hoping and planning to grow a full fledged author, from this ground.

Saturday, October 31, 2009

November Almost

Happy Fall
30 October 2009
Today I still have six beautiful pink,QUEEN ELIZABETH Roses, one Red, MR.LINCOLN Rose and one Amethyst color Rose, not sure of the name of it.Friends and I have been busy, having a good time. Curves for exercise. Then out to lunch, grocery store, Wal-Mart, Library,Writing Groups and home again. Thank you God for Home Again!
This Wednesday the 4Th of November will be THE QUILL AND INK CLUB meeting. Speaker will be Reta Stewart Allen. Looking forward to it. Our Breakfast Club will meet that morning at Shelia's South Town Grill.
THE WEEKLY WRITERS GUILD will meet as usual.
Red Hat's meeting this month, 19 November 2009, is at Lola's in Nixa. Our Red Hat, Queen Mum, Char got a Joyful Blessed report from her Doctor. ALL CLEAR OF CANCER AGAIN! Those last treatments worked, again, With God's Healing. She always gives Jesus the credit for her healings.
November is National Novel Writing Month, I signed up at the above link to write 50,000 Words in a month. Several of our fellow Ozarks Romance Authors and Sleuth's Ink members are doing it. Good Wishes everyone. Green Lantern Begins the First!
I am still fascinated with the standing broom. Today I could still stand the broom in the grocery store isle. The effect is not lasting as long as it did when I first heard about it, 18 October 2009. A long married couple came by just after I stood it up and he looked at her and said, "If it will stand by itself,maybe you could ride it." She looked at him like he had said things like that, before today!
I let Emily Bryan know that I had seen her new book, THE CHRISTMAS BALL, here,Marshfield, at the Summerfresh Store and at Wal-Mart. She said, that getting into the grocery stores was really good and sometimes hard to do.
C.L. Wilson has been having fun contests and things to do at her site, to promote her new book that came out Tuesday, the contests continue through this week. This would be good to go over to her site to see neat ways to do with your own book, when you are ready.
Promoting your book was a big part of the meeting with Speaker, Barri L. Bumgarner at the Springfield Writer's Guild last week.
I have a friend, Blanche that always says, "Guess who I saw today?" Everyone asks, "who?" and she will laugh and add,"Everyone I looked at!"
I have no number for the times I said, "Who?" But it was many.
SMILE at everyone.
I really goofed with this. It was supposed to go here, but ended up on the Sleuth's Ink Blog and I apologize for that error. I was not able to go back in and fix it. Thanks, Shirley and Beth for the kind words and help.
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Monday, October 19, 2009

Broom Stands Alone !

I saw it myself. A broom standing by itself in Curves when we arrived for exercise this morning, Monday 19 October 2009. One of their customers had heard about this on the web and went to Wal-Mart yesterday. She stood several brooms in the isle and people went around them and never noticed anything special. I ask how they did that? And was told, "I was the first to notice that it was standing alone. Several people had been in and walked around it, worked out and left." I had thought it was just something they had done for Halloween since last week Jennifer the owner had on red wax lips and Lavon had a wax mustache. Lavon said, "The planet alignment made the magnetic polarity cause the broom to stand alone." They turned the fan on and it blew it over. Lavon set it another place and it stood until someone kicked it. Lavon set it in another place and it still worked. We don't know how long it will last. It was working awhile ago when I told a couple of neighbor boys about it. Try it soon. Fun. My broom handle isn't in the center, but off to one side so it didn't work for me. I hope they got a picture of it.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

This Week

Jean and I went to Silver Sneakers to exercise.
Met with Insurance group to find out how much next year will cost.
Home again.
Put poem up on David L. Harrison site
He had a one word subject "DIRT"
My entry:

Dirt, oh boy, mud pies!
I'll make lots and lots,
and set them here to dry.
When that kid down the road comes by,
I'll make him eat them pie by pie.

Prime Time at Jean's Church
Games, Chicken Foot or Mexican Train, and Food
Curves 3:30PM ?

The Jewels Breakfast Club
at Freda's Uptown Cafe
10 AM
3 PM

Red Hats for Jesus
Mary Jane's Tea Room
in Reed Springs
11 AM


Special Curves
Weight Loss Class
10 AM

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Jewelry By Rick

Since my blog has been up I have been following Rick's Blog. But I didn't get it come up on my site. Still haven't figured out the links and other things.
Here is the address: http://jewelrybyrick.blogspot.com
After reading be sure to go to the very bottom of the page. You can click and go to the Flickr Photostream page and see more of his jewelry. Some pieces are even for sale. My friend Emogene got the Pink Pearl Necklace and Earrings(not shown). They are georgious and everyone is asking where she got them. Christmas is coming soon!

Monday, September 28, 2009

Slow Day Today

Today 28 Sept 2009, exercised at Curves and Coffee at Brewers with Emogene. Thought Emogene's Birthday was tomorrow. Got her card made for her and took it to her.
16 Sept Wednesday we went to Rose Boyce's new home, where her neice Wanda helped her make breakfast for our group. What gracious hostess' they were, wonderful food. Her old house was totaled in the tornado two years ago and so we were all glad to see her new place to live. Beautiful!
Thrusday the 17 th, was Red Hats for Jesus meeting, we went to The Mexican Resturuant in Chesterfield Village. Good time.
That same night, Betty Jo, Elsie and I went to Allen Young's Meeting at the Big Library on South Campbell St. Good information.
Saturday 26th Sept,we joined The Springfield Writers Guild for the rest of the year. Enjoyed being there.
Will stop now the coffee is ready.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

First Online Submission

Thank YOU! Sleuth's Ink members who told me how to do it and Shirley for the e-mail to get it right after getting from word processor to the e-mail page, and Tanna. Yesterday Sunday, I got the e-mail submission sent for the Good Housekeeping Short Story Contest. That is the one listed on Sleuth's Ink Blog. Now the wait. December is when it will be chosen. It had to be in by 15 september 09. Had a couple days left.

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Sleuth's Ink Mystery Writers

09 September 2009
Just finished the Magic, Mystery and Mayhem entry. Also have the 500 word Impromptu Contest. Looking forward to Saturday. "Write-in" sounds fun.

Ozarks Romance Authors

Learning so much. Thanks Ladies! Brenda Minton had really helpful information.


Tuesday 8 September 2009
The Weekly Writers Guild, declares a success! THE QUILL AND INK CLUB, held last Wednesday 2 Sept 2009, had 12 in attendance. Everyone liked hearing our Speaker Donna Baxter. We hope more area writers will have heard about us in the very near future! 7 October 2009 our speaker will be Brenda Brinkley. (I was telling this at Curves this morning, and one of the ladies gave the name of the Farm Magazine,that Brenda writes frequent articles.) Name recognition, Yea !

Friday, August 28, 2009

Viola Weeks 100 Years Old Passed Away Tonight

We lost a good kind friend a couple of hours ago. Didn't want to see her suffer.
She had many friends and family, who will miss her. She," couldn't see very good and hearing was a problem." so she took hold of your arm and you were a willing, captive audience. Her grip was strong. Talking was one of her favorite things, always interesting. The Fiddle or Violin playing will be heard in our minds for years to come. Her grandson has had her violin, for a couple of years, since she went into the Nursing Home. On her 100 th Birthday, Nicholas Inman and several of her friends went to Webco Manor, to celebrate with her. Otto Price, let her play his fiddle and we were afraid, "she didn't want to give it back, after she played several songs." She played for years with the OLDER AMERICAN BAND, in and around Marshfield. She was an Original Cast Member of the Webster County Opry. The Opry had it's 12 th Anniversary,in April 2009. Viola, loved the Lord Jesus. Now she is at rest no more pain and strife. Her mother lived to be 105 years old, we thought Viola would, too.

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Writer's Guild and Book Signing

Yesterday, 22 August 2009, Elsie, Claudette, Betty Jo and I, had a nice adventure. The trip to and from Springfield, held much beauty, enjoyed the green trees, grass and the colorful flowers along the road. At the Heritage, Pat Woodward greeted us. Glad to see someone we had met before.
The Springfield Writer's Guild, had a good speaker, Ellen Gray Massey.
I bought a book from Nick Weyland and forgot to ask him to sign it!
All of us thought we learned a lot. Each of the groups we have visited has given so much different information. Thanks. We also went to Springfield Borders book signing for Karen Casselberry, of Springfield. Her book, is for children 10 and up. We arrived home safe, happy and tired.

Writer's Guild and Book Signing

Elsie, Claudette, Betty Jo and I, attended the Springfield Writer's Guild at the Heritage, Saturday, 22 August 2009. We were greeted by Pat Woodward. Glad to see someone we had met before. They had a good speaker, Ellen Gray Massey. Learned a lot.
Also went to Springfield Borders book signing for Karen Casselberry of Springfield. Her book is age 10 and up. It was a beautiful day. Arrived home safely, happy and tired.
Today is my birthday. My Son and my Brother called. Emogene called and sang, "Happy Birthday."
My new 5-cup coffee pot makes good coffee!

Thursday, August 20, 2009


Monday- Jean and I went to Brewer's Coffee House- Breve,my coffee choice ,there.
Silver Sneaker's=Pain/yea I am getting there!
3:30 PM - Curves- not as much pain...
Tuesday-Luxury-Pedicure at Elite Style, Springfield -thanks Rachel. Went to Springfield Borders to look around and met the Manager Gary Selby. In our conversation he told me, "there are so many wonderful writers in this area and I am glad to have book signings for them. We do signings and other events almost weekly. " Two of them going on this Saturday the 22 August 2009. BOOK SIGNING-KAREN CASSElBERRY a young girl at camp... 2:00PM-4:00PM. Then 8:00PM Music Night=TWO WHEEL NEIL.
Wednesday-The Breakfast Club went to The Southtown Grill, good friends around a table gives me lots of joy and laughter. Thank God for my friends. Afternoon= The Weekly Writers Guild- more good friends,
we acomplished much, laughing, too.
Thursday/Today- Six of us are going to Red Hat's for Jesus. Today we will be at Zio's Italian Resturant in Springfield. Always enjoy this group of ladies. Better get ready for another bright and cherry day.

Friday, August 14, 2009

Busy Day

Got things done today. Went with Emogene,to Brewer's Coffee House( Breve is my new coffee), then we went to Curves. Then we lunched at Freda's Uptown Cafe, ran into several friends there. If you haven't guessed I like to visit. Talked to my son Ken. Called my brother Steve and his wife Cindy, for his Birthday. Wrote my story for Sleuth's Ink, for September. Mailed my story to a magazine. Spoke to Donna Baxter, a Reporter for the Springfield News-Leader. She will be our speaker for THE QUILL AND INK CLUB Meeting: at the Marshfield MO. Library,
2 September 2009 (1st Wednesday of the Month) at 3 PM EVERYONE WELCOME

Monday, August 10, 2009


My story was good. Betty Jo and I went to the Sleuth's Ink Meeting in July. We were encouraged to, "Submit,Submit,Submit." After edit, edit, edit, I read my story, to The Weekly Writers Guild. I was advised to leave out, "that sentence." OK, more edit. READY ! Mail Monday.
Sunday, I bought the magazine, that I was sending my story.
Opened to the page my story would be printed, when accepted. Got a big SCARE ! In a few words IT WAS MY STORY! I threw down the magazine.
Disappointment, reproach, I had been setting on this one a long time, if
I had sent it out...I wouldn't cry. Today, picked up the magazine to find out how it was different from mine. It wasn't my story at all! YEA ! I can go ahead and send it on schedule.

Friday, August 7, 2009


In times so hard
By grief and pain, I was marred.
They say to me;
"Time heals all, you'll see."
All things work for good, to them that love God."
May you find, the peace that passeth understanding."
Joy cometh in the morning."

Healing, good, peace, joy?
How could it be?
What are they saying to me?

In the years that have passed
I wondered at what had happened, at last.
When did it come to me?
How did I finally see?
I have the healing.
I have the peace.
I have the joy.
God, has worked His wonders.
Now, I know what they were saying to me.

Wednesday, August 5, 2009


The wind is blowing.
The leaves are turned up for a drink.
The fluffy clouds are still white.
The sun, behind the clouds, is glowing.

The wind is blowing.
The air around us is flowing.
The sound of the wind is soothing.
The clouds are gently gathering.

The wind is blowing.
The leaves are softly moving.
The clouds with rain are filling.
The rain is coming.

Saturday, August 1, 2009



About Me

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My son,Ken,recently retired after 20 years service in the U.S. Navy. I am very proud of him. Good Friends are a Blessing. Red Hats for Jesus is a fun group, so glad to have this fellowship. The Wednesday Breakfast Club(JEWELS)brought me many wonderful friends. Each one is Special. The Weekly Writers Guild is a very important part of my life. I am the leader, since Nicholas, had to give it up to work more hours. Thanks for passing the torch to me. Emma, Elsie, Claudette, Judy, Betty Jo, I enjoy writing  with you. New interest for us has been gained from joining with other writers at their meetings. Hope to gain lots of new friends there.