Keeping the Hearth Fire Burning

Keeping the Hearth Fire Burning

  Maybe it’s because October is here and with its arrival, the promise of cooler weather. Crisp days and nights make me think of much chillier temps and that, of course, leads to the thoughts of the fireplace. So, why do I have a life-long love of fireplaces? Could it be because Irish ancestors sat […]

The Body in the Cemetery

The Body in the Cemetery

It was a spring day when Darcy and Flora went to Goshen Cemetery. It was a little later than it is now–May, in fact. It would soon be time for the annual Decoration Day at the Cemetery and Flora, being on the Cemetery Board, wanted to make sure everything was in readiness. Birds sang, the […]

Coffee, Three Women, a Cow, and a Pig

Coffee, Three Women, a Cow, and a Pig

Chewing her cud, Edith would answer, “No, that can’t be! I’m one of the finest milk cows you’ll ever hope to see. But, it doesn’t matter, Winnie, whether we are bovine or swine. If we ‘hang together as friends’, we’ll always be fine.”   Those lines are a part of the poem, Edith and Winnie, […]

Summer School at Etta

Summer School at Etta

  Times have changed and so have school terms. Today’s blog is the conclusion of the segment begun yesterday about the summer term at Etta Bend around 1915. This is taken from my book,¬†The Heritage of Etta Bend.¬†Although the picture is of an old-time school, it isn’t Etta. The words and story are my mother’s, […]

Owlishly Speaking

Owlishly Speaking

My friend said every time she sees an owl, she thinks of me. Who-oo, me? Well, it could be worse. Actually, I’m flattered. I greatly admire owls. They have a lot of amazing attributes and are thought to be slightly mysterious (I think this may be because they are a night bird and fly silently). […]

Chronicles of a Cozy Mystery

Chronicles of a Cozy Mystery

Thanks to Sharon Mierke for allowing me to guest blog on Cozy Cat Chronicles. It’s an attractive site and Ned McNeil and I are privileged to be featured. Come, take a look. It also spotlights the cover of By the Fright of the Silvery Moon. I love history and I love a good mystery. This […]

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