1.HOW DO YOU DECIDE WHO TO
MARRY? (written by kids) -You got to find somebody who likes
the same stuff. Like, if you like sports, she should like it that you like
sports, and she should keep the chips and dip coming. -- Alan, age 10
-No person really decides before
they grow up who they're going to marry. God decides it all way before, and you
get to find out later who you're stuck with. -- Kristen, age
2.WHAT IS THE RIGHT AGE TO GET
MARRIED? Twenty-three is the best age because
you know the person FOREVER by then. -- Camille, age
3. HOW CAN A STRANGER TELL IF TWO PEOPLE ARE
MARRIED? You might have to guess, based on
whether they seem to be yelling at the same kids. -- Derrick, age 8
4.WHAT DO YOU THINK YOUR MOM AND DAD HAVE IN
COMMON? Both don't want any more
kids. -- Lori, age 8
5.WHAT DO MOST PEOPLE DO ON A
DATE? -Dates are for having fun, and people
should use them to get to know each other. Even boys have something to say if
you listen long enough. -- Lynnette, age
first date, they just tell each other lies and that usually gets them interested
enough to go for a second date. -- Martin, age 10
6.WHEN IS IT OKAY TO KISS
SOMEONE? -When they're
rich. -- Pam, age 7
-The law says you have to be
eighteen, so I wouldn't want to mess with that. - - Curt, age 7
-The rule goes like this: If you
kiss someone, then you should marry them and have kids with them. It's the right
thing to do. - - Howard, age 8
7.IS IT BETTER TO BE SINGLE OR
MARRIED? It's better for girls to be single
but not for boys. Boys need someone to clean up after
them. -- Anita, age 9
8.HOW WOULD THE WORLD BE DIFFERENT IF PEOPLE
DIDN'T GET MARRIED? There sure would be a lot of kids to
explain, wouldn't there? -- Kelvin, age 8
And the #1 Favorite
9.HOW WOULD YOU MAKE A MARRIAGE
WORK? Tell your wife that she looks pretty,
even if she looks like a dump truck.-- Ricky, age 10
I'm taking this from my front steps, the briefest possible exposure to the elements.
My Cowboy has been out pushing snow all morning, since before I got up.
He's shipping calves today, for an auction tomorrow so he had to get a semi-truck up to these gates!
Then travel on roads that we HOPE are clear and not slick.
My front steps. I usually judge snow fall amounts by looking at the railings on these steps.
This is south of the house. The barn and pick-up with cattle trailer attached. Besides the semi we need to haul two loads in the two trailers My Cowboy and his brother own. This is looking through my screened in back porch, you can see the windmill on the top right corner.
This is out the back door. My cherry tree left, the garage right, the tracks from My Cowboy wading down to the shed to get his tractor fired up.
And the Grinch, with his Grinch-feet ice cold in the snow, stood puzzling and puzzling, how could it be so? It came without ribbons. It came without tags. It came without packages, boxes or bags. And he puzzled and puzzled ’till his puzzler was sore. Then the Grinch thought of something he hadn’t before. What if Christmas, he thought, doesn’t come from a store? What if Christmas, perhaps, means a little bit more?
More Great Christmas Quote today on Petticoats & Pistols. Read More HERE
I've just finished judging the First Impression contest for ACFW, which is such a great idea for a contest. It made me start thinking about starting a story and I’m going to try and talk with you about where, when and how. Read More Here....
Prompted by a good harvest, the first Thanksgiving in the New World was celebrated by the Pilgrims in 1621. That feast was attended by 53 Pilgrims and 90 Native Americans. The New England colonists were accustomed to regularly celebrating thanksgiving days of prayer...read more here
Margaret Brownley, Robin Lee Hatcher, Debra Clopton and Mary Connealy (me!)
It's available now for preorder and releases next JUNE.
1800s mail-order bride catalogs facilitated many happy marriages. Here are
the stories of four couples who owe their wedded bliss to creative editing
by The Hitching Post publisher.
“And Then Came Spring”—Margaret Brownley
Sheriff Tom Garrett wants vengeance on his brother's murderers, but he must
think of his orphaned nephew. Then Mary-Jo shows up, swearing she married Tom’s
brother by proxy and he’d neglected to mention a son. “An Ever-After Summer”—Debra Clopton
Widower Matt McConnell wrote his ad with no room for misunderstanding—Bible
believers need not apply. But Bible-thumping Ellie shows up on his doorstep.
Matt’s so desperate for her help that he accepts. “Autumn’s Angel”—Robin Lee Hatcher
Luvena Abbott is a singing sensation in New York. But as guardian to her
brother’s children, she has few options to provide a home. Clay Birch won an
abandoned theater in a poker game. The Hitching Post editor thinks
they'll make a perfect match. “Winter Wedding Bells”—Mary Connealy
David Laramie is looking for a woman to care for his children. In exchange
he’ll make her financially comfortable for life. But no woman wants to marry a
dying man. Then Megan responds to his ad. It seems his “edited” letter contained
no mention of him dying.
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Outlaw’s Gift by Linda Goodnight
1880s Oklahoma Territory
Seth Blackstone shows up at Raven Patterson’s homestead, Raven thinks this may
be the solution to all her problems. But Seth’s mysterious past is about to
catch up with him and could mean disaster for them both.
Christmas Candle by Mary Connealy
Arkansas Ozarks 1883
has left his hectic city life and moved onto Rose Palmer’s mountain. His plans
to build a house will tear the heart out of her Ozark Mountain home. Rose learns
that what she calls peace and quiet has evolved into isolation and loneliness.
As Christmas approaches and she searches for the perfect way to honor the
Savior’s birth, she realizes she wants to let Gabe into her life. But to do it,
she may have to face a larger world that frightens her while she gives up the
safe life she has always known.
Can the search for the perfect Christmas
candle and the broken hearts of two little boys bring a solitary woman and a
grieving man together?
Todays my day on Petticoats and Pistols
We’ve spent the week talking about one room country schools
and we’re talking about long ago history.
But I have a little different version of these tiny schools.
I went to one. My cowboy husband went to one. Read More here