Now for the Drawing……………..
Two print copies are up for grabs………………………..
And the winners are………………
I’m doing the happy dance for you ladies! Please watch for Miss Amanda’s email and check your Spam.
Congratulations to my Tuesday Winner …
I’m so glad I drew your name out of our hat!
Please watch for an email from me on how to get your prize.
Again, major congrats, Phyliss
One of the things Jodi Thomas, sister-filly Linda Broday, and I like to do when traveling is visiting cemeteries. My son-in-law and I also love cemetery visits. What stories tombstones of all ages can tell.
With the help of the Old Farmer’s Almanac, founded in 1792, I learned a lot about the meaning of grave symbols. Our encounters have told us that a walk through a cemetery can be a beautiful experience cyphering the names, dates, and symbols on tombstones.
My favorite is the old cemetery in Menard, Texas. In Texas, the grave of a deceased Texas Ranger is designated with sturdy metal Ranger markers and are set on a cross symbolic of a Texas Ranger badge.
One thing I learned, the majestic, weather worn stone carvings you see from the cipher-loving Victorians from 1839 to 1920, are more than plain Jane decorations. They mean something; a virtue the person exemplified, a value they held dear, or a nod to how they earned their living.
I found numerous sites explaining symbols online, but of course for this blog had to limit the ones I selected, so here goes my choices from back many centuries.
Do you ever go to old cemeteries and wonder about the lives of the people with certain symbols on their stones?
To one lucky reader, I will send you a copy of Texas High Plains Writers 2021 Anthology With Words We Weave … Challenges. Both Linda Broday and I have short stories in the book. Mine is the first story I wrote as an assignment in my first Writing Class two decades ago.
Now for the drawing!
One person will get a copy of The Rancher’s Legacy!
And that lucky person is…………………..
Woo-Hoo!! I’m so happy for you, Connie! Watch for Miss Susan’s email and check your Spam.
Tomorrow is Yee-Haw Day! Come over and see what’s happening with the Fillies!
Now for the drawing………………
One commenter will receive a copy of Cowgirl Dreams.
That lucky person is……………………
Woo-Hoo! Congratulations, Ellie! You’ll love this. Watch for Miss Heidi’s email.
Hey, everyone, Pam Crooks has a fun craft project to tell you about tomorrow!!
Oh my goodness, how fun, Miss Charlene! We had a great time talking bicycles. Visit again soon.
It’s time for the drawing………………..
The two winners and prizes are……………………..
TRUDY C. – gets ebook of VELLA
JANINE – gets ebook of GAGE
Woo-Hoo! I know you ladies will love these. Watch for Miss Charlene’s email.
Tomorrow is Game Day!! Everyone come back and play.
It’s that time again. I hope you got your name in the drawing, people.
Winner of the copy of The Red Ribbon is………………..
Oh my goodness! Congratulations, Daniyah. Please watch for Miss Pepper’s email.
I hope everyone comes back to visit this week. Should be interesting with lots in store!
Now for the drawing…………………
Two people will get an ebook copy of The Wrong Cowboy. Yee-Haw!
Those lucky winners are………………
Congratulations, ladies! Watch for Miss Megan’s email then enjoy!
I love cats and have always had one or two. Right now I only have one and she’s my writing assistant.
Here are some things I learned about cats from the Old Farmer’s Almanac. I thought it’d be fun to share.
Cat ancestors were solitary hunters. To the contrary, dogs evolved from pack-hunting wolves. Even today, domestic cats are seen as more “independent” than dogs. This is among the reasons many people find cats appealing as pets.
A cat’s purr is created by the muscles that control the opening and closing of the vocal cords. Kittens purr to remind their mama to keep nursing them. Later in life, domestic cats purr to encourage you to pet them. Not only does a purring cat in your lap reduce stress, but also it is believed, by cat specialists, to have therapeutic healing effects on human muscle and bone tissue. House cats also “meow” in order to get your attention.
Now this is strictly my theory, but I believe cats can tell time. I don’t know how to explain it, but Miss Chili knows exactly when 3:00 p.m. arrives because she gets a half a small can of wet cat food. She eats dry food during the day. At about 10:00, she goes to my husband, and has a special meow to alert him to her need for a late-night cat snack. If I go to sleep in my chair while watching television, which is common now days with the pandemic, she has a shrill three meow cry to wake me up to go to bed. Now, remember this isn’t scientific, just my observations.
Here’s a few pro’s and con’s on having a furry friend as a pet.
Pros: Cats make awesome YouTube videos. They rule the Internet.
Cons: Liter boxes, enough said!
My question today is whether you prefer cats or dogs? I like both for difference reasons. In my household I don’t have to do “Yard Duty” for the dogs but do have to do “Liter Box Duty.”
To one lucky reader, I will send you a copy of my most current
contemporary romance, Out of a Texas Night.