The Bull and His Horns

The Bull and His Horns

Remembering happy times past is wonderful, isn’t it? So is reading. Sometimes when events swirling around me get to be too much, I like to take a trip back a hundred years or so¬† to Etta Bend, the way it was as a prosperous farming community when my mother was a little girl. I like […]

The Old Umbrella Oak

The Old Umbrella Oak

  A large oak stands in front of the house that belonged to my parents. It is so tall and its limbs spread so wide that anyone standing under it during a rain is sheltered, as if by a giant umbrella. The tree is old and has seen many changes. A busy street a few […]

The Rains Came Down and the Floods Came Up

The Rains Came Down and the Floods Came Up

  Many of us have been experiencing rain, rain, and more rain. And, flooding. Flood records are being broken as creeks and rivers overflow and dams are strained to capacity. What a wet month! A few years ago, when I was writing the fourth Darcy and Flora cozy, Grave Heritage, Tahlequah experienced the wettest July […]

When the Storms Roared Through

When the Storms Roared Through

  Another past President has died. President George H. W. Bush died last night in Texas. It’s always sad to see someone go and remember the times that were associated with him. Indeed, the storms roared through last night. Tornadoes touched down in places. A friend in Oklahoma had major damage from the tornado, but, […]

A Thank You to Libraries

A Thank You to Libraries

Libraries are wonderful things. I’ve written several times about the blessing of having free libraries in this country. When you think about it, it’s amazing that we have at our finger tips, access to any book on any topic and it doesn’t cost us a thing. Andrew Carnegie, the Scottish-American philanthropist, built 2,509 libraries between […]

Darcy, Flora, and Ned Go to Tahlequah

Darcy, Flora, and Ned Go to Tahlequah

  Yesterday, Darcy, Flora, Ned and I went to an author’s fair at the Tahlequah Library. Rain pelted us on the way and the day was dark, but did that dampen our spirits? Of course not! Our hearts were light and sunny and that’s what mattered. The authors were put into the Carnegie Room, which […]

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