Wednesday, July 16, 2014

A Writer In the House

I just talked with Dwight about his latest plan to write Western Romance novels that are about 3-4 pages long. After suggesting the hero wouldn't even be able to ride into town and see the sweet school marm in just 3-4 pages, I told him about John's book that is for sale on Amazon. Dwight asked me why I hadn't put something on Penrose Mornings about it, so I am repenting and putting a quick note here. John worked long and hard on this project and we were excited when he said it was actually going to print. He has received some great comments personally, as well as made some interesting contacts as a result of his book. Just in case you are wondering, it isn't exactly light reading. Sorry about the "Click to look inside" arrow. Can't figure out how to get rid of that. 

The Pitfalls of Reform: Its Incompatibility with Actual Improvement by John Tanner

Monday, July 14, 2014

Happy Birthday Louise

A rare time when we all, except Steve, were in Penrose.  This picture was taken at Burchell's.  Louise, we did have a good time regaling Liz with our stories of our visits to Paris with our friend Pierre, which Liz ate up hook line and sinker.  We're all here for you today, Louise, and Steve is below.

Here's Liz's wonderful collage for your birthday 


And since we all need to be together today, here is Steve (John Wayne)

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Birthday Time for Louise - July 14th

 This happy picture was taken last summer when Louise and Cheryl came to Preston for some shared Show 'n Tell to awe and amaze each other with  the quilts we have made, and to enjoy the camaraderie that we also share.  Louise has always been an example for me to follow in so many ways - She taught school, so I knew that I should do so, too.  She made quilts, so I knew that I should do the same.  She continues on with her sense of humor and optimistic outlook on life.  She sets an example for all of us.  The sister bond is very strong, and brings joy into my life.  May this day be a good one, and may you have many more to share with family, Louise dear.
This old picture is a favorite - First day of school.  As I recall, Louise was a freshman and I was in the 5th grade.  Back to Penrose for a minute.