Friday, February 25, 2011

I got cold called

Casey Herringshaw

Thursday, February 24, 2011


I'll be signing books in
Saturday, February 26th
11 am - 1 pm
Family Christian Store
2505 E Expressway 83 # 500
Mission, TX 78572-1011
(956) 631-6024

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Overheard in 1955

‘If they raise the minimum wage to $1.00, nobody will be able to hire outside help at the store.’

Monday, February 21, 2011

If you would like a signed book

PHONE: (956) 631-6024

They will be happy to take your money and get a signed book in the mail to you.
Family Christian Store

2505 E Expressway 83 # 500
Mission, TX
(956) 631-6024

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Booksigning in Mission Texas

I'll be signing books in
Saturday, February 26th
11 - 1
Family Christian Store
2505 E Expressway 83 # 500
Mission, TX 78572-1011
(956) 631-6024

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Wednesday, February 16, 2011


I had a great week.
I got to see writer friends on two SEPARATE days.
First the booksigning in Sioux Falls with Erica Vetsch and Rose Ross Zediker.
Sue Schmidt was there too but we didn't get a PICTURE. Rats, I missed that chance. She was really nice. It was the first time I'd met her.

Then I went to the Abraham Lincoln Exhibit at the Durham Western Heritage Museum in Omaha with my IN Group. That's Iowa/Nebraska IN, get it?
Left to right.
Me, Audrey Hebbert, Cathy Richmond, Lorna Seilstad, Dawn Ford and Abe.
The exhibit was really interesting.
Lunch went on for almost long enough...not quite.
We never seem to get all the way done talking.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Baptist Cowboy

A cowboy, who just moved to Wyoming from Texas, walks into a bar and orders three mugs of Bud. He sits in the back of the room, drinking a sip out of each one in turn. When he finishes them, he comes back to the bar and orders three more. The bartender approaches and tells the cowboy, "You know, a mug goes flat after I draw it. It would taste better if you bought one at a time."

The cowboy replies, "Well, you see, I have two brothers. One is in Arizona, the other is in Colorado. When we all left our home in Texas, we promised that we'd drink this way to remember the days when we drank together. So I'm drinking one beer for each of my brothers and one for myself."

The bartender admits that this is a nice custom, and leaves it there. The cowboy becomes a regular in the bar, and always drinks the same way. He orders three mugs and drinks them in turn.

One day, he comes in and only orders two mugs. All the regulars take notice and fall silent. When he comes back to the bar for the second round, the bartender says, "I don't want to intrude on your grief, but I wanted to offer my condolences on your loss."

The cowboy looks quite puzzled for a moment, then a light dawns in his eyes and he laughs. "Oh , no, everybody's just fine," he explains, "It's just that my wife and I joined the Baptist Church and I had to quit drinking."

"Hasn't affected my brothers though."

Sunday, February 13, 2011

So true

"I find the process of self-promotion excruciating. I'm sure there are plenty of people who think 'she's so tacky.' And I say: 'I have four children to feed. I wish I had the luxury of not being tacky.'"
-----------New York Times Bestselling Author of "Bad Mother," Ayelet Waldman

Friday, February 11, 2011

Overheard in 1955

‘When I first started driving, who would have thought gas would someday cost 25 cents a gallon.

Tuesday, February 08, 2011

Book Signing in Sioux Falls, South Dakota

Rose Zediker, Erica Vetsch and I will be doing a signing
February 12th
Crossroads Book and Gift
3900 Westport Ave.
Sioux Falls SD
Phone: 605-338-5951
from 1- 3 pm
If you would like a signed book and you can't get to Sioux Falls (I'm going to need to see a doctor's note that says you can't travel) phone
Crossroads Book and Gift
and the lovely people there will be glad to take your money and arrange to have the book signed and shipped.

Chance to win Sharpshooter in Petticoats

Sunday, February 06, 2011

Medical Mission Blog

The blog is about the medical mission trip my sister is on right now with her husband and daughter and a bunch of others.
It's interesting to keep up with what they're doing

How to combat Cabin Fever?

Find Someone
Who's Got it Worse

Saturday, February 05, 2011

Stephen and Janet Bly's Blog today

Some of my calf pictures
Made their

Pride and Pestilence

I made a list of books inspired by
Because of the title
Pride and Pestilence
My cozy mystery found in the book
Nosy in Nebraska
I admit this connection is tenuous...still.....

Thursday, February 03, 2011

Overheard in 1955 pt 6

I’m afraid the Volkswagen car is going to open the door to a whole lot of foreign business.’

Wednesday, February 02, 2011

Six More Weeks of Winter? Ask him!...I mean her!

This little guy gal, born into a blizzard in the night.
He She didn't see his her shadow for so much as ONE SECOND.
My cowboy goes out and checks several times and found him her about 5:30 am.
And brought him her  into the basement.
He She is resting comfortably (the calf, not the cowboy) even though he she was born into
And speaking of resting comfortably, as I look more closely at this picture,
From where I'm standing it looks like we've got a LOT of winter left.
Happy Groundhog Day

Tuesday, February 01, 2011


White ground white sky white air

Blown in the deadly cold


------------Mary Connealy

Overheard in 1955 pt 5

‘The drive-in restaurant is convenient in nice weather, but I seriously doubt they will ever catch on.’