Category: Drawing

Game Day — the Western TV Trivia Edition

Welcome to the first Game Day of 2020!

Today we’re playing for a $10 Amazon gift certificate. I love trivia, so my game is a 1950/1960’s western television game.

I have five sets of clues. At the end of the clues I ask you to name an actor or a character and perhaps one more bit of information. To play, number your responses from 1 to 5 in your comment and give the answers only.

The winner will be announced on Wednesday, so stay turned!

And here we go:

THE CLUES

1) I played a character named Rowdy Yates, who was a ramrod on a cattle drive. Who am I and what it the name of the show?

2) I hosted a year of the popular TV series Death Valley Days in the 1960s, then went on to be elected president of the United States. Who am I?

3) I played the Marshall of Dodge City for 20 year on the longest running TV western. What is my character’s name and what is the show?

4) I rode a pinto horse name Cochise and lived with my father and brothers on a ranch named after a type of pine tree. Who am I and what it the name of our ranch?

5) I’m an actual historic figure and in my TV show I “wore a cane and derby hat”. What is my name?

Feel free to look things up if necessary. I’m looking forward to your answers!

 

Misty M. Beller Has a Winner!

Miss Misty, Thank you so much for coming to talk horses with us. Loved it!

Now, to see who gets the autographed copy of Freedom in the Mountain Wind.

I put all the names in the my ten gallon hat and……….

Christy Malone is the winner!!

I’m doing a happy dance for you, Christy! You’ll love this.

Watch for Misty’s email asking for your snail mail address.

Game Day’s tomorrow, everyone, so come back for fun!

 

Updated: January 26, 2020 — 11:35 am

Linda Broday Has Winners!

 

Hi Everyone, thank you for coming to read my Tuesday post about colors!

Because I had so many wonderful comments I added an extra book to my giveaway!

Three people will get a copy of The Mail Order Bride’s Secret.

Here are the results……………..

ELAINE HATHAWAY

EDWINA BAILEY BROWN

ANON1001

Yippee! Congratulations, ladies. I’ll contact you for your information.

Updated: January 25, 2020 — 11:57 am

Heather Blanton Has Winners!

Wow! Thank you for coming to visit, Miss Heather. We really enjoyed having you.

Now for the drawing…………..

Three people get a copy of A GOOD MAN COMES AROUND…..

CARRIE

RACHEL TAYLOR

JEANNETTE SHIELDS

Woo-Hoo! I’m so happy for you ladies! 

Watch for Miss Heather’s email with instructions on claiming your prize!

Updated: January 18, 2020 — 3:16 pm

Ann Roth Has Winners!

Thank you so much for visiting Miss Ann! We loved having you.

Now for the drawing………………

I apologize that it’s a little late. Lots going on.

And the winners are………………..

Montana Beginnings — TERESA

A Match Made in Montana — DEBRA GUYETTE

Woo-Hoo! I’m so happy for you ladies.

Watch for Miss Ann’s email!               

                                  

Updated: January 12, 2020 — 9:04 pm

Dr Pepper and Fritoes … the All-American Team!

What is your favorite snack? In Texas when I was growing up everybody would order a coke for their drink, only to be asked “Do you want a Dr Pepper, root beer, or a Coca-Cola? This shows my age because we went on “coke dates”! Even today we ask if someone wants to stop at a drive-thru for a coke, regardless of what they want to drink.

I found some interesting facts when I begin to think about this Southern way of thinking.

Of interest, Charles Elmer Doolin was a candy maker from San Antonio, Texas, during the Depression. He got hooked on the first local version of a fried corn chip…the Frito.

Mr. Doolin promptly bought the recipe and the business, making it his life’s work to perfect the flavor of Fritos. After varying the recipe, he created his own hybrid corn, and developed a conveyor-belt manufacturing unit to make the chips more efficiently. Along the way, he also invented the Cheeto.

In 1955, he opened the Casa de Fritos restaurants. One was in Disneyland and the other in Dallas.
Pix of Frito Pie: Recipes developed for the Frito, including one of my favorite “go to” dish, Frito Chili Pie, which was invented by his mother. Ironically, Mr. Doolin was a healthy eater…a vegetarian who avoided fat and salt.

Now for Dr Pepper which is the oldest carbonated soft drink among popular soft drinks in the United States. The unique Dr Pepper mix originated in Waco, Texas at a small town drugstore called Morrison’s Old Corner Drug Store. Most people agree Charles Alderton, the pharmacist at Morrison’s, created the Dr Pepper mixture while working. He spent a lot of time mixing fruit syrups and coming up with new flavors for their carbonated soda machine. He later named his creation, containing 23 different flavors, Dr Pepper.

Px on right of Morrisons Drug: The drink became so popular that the drug store owner, couldn’t keep up with the demand. Every establishment that served soda fountain drinks wanted his Dr Pepper syrup. The period in ‘Dr Pepper’ would later be removed.’ While Alderton was a brilliant pharmacist, he had no desire to take the Dr Pepper drink any further and handed it over to Morrison, the drug store owner, and a man by the name of Robert Lazenby. He was a professional beverage chemist and he and Morrison subsequently worked to improve the drink and take it even further in the market. Due to the drink’s colossal success the two started what we now know as the Dr Pepper Company.

The real defining moment was at the 1904 World’s Fair when Lazenby and his son-in-law J.B. O’Hara graced the crowds with the Dr Pepper drink. Nearly 20 million people showed up to the fair and tried the addictive drink. Over the years the drink went global, emerging on the market around the world. It also held many different marketing slogans like ‘the friendly Pepper-Upper’ and ‘King of Beverages’.

At one point Dr Pepper sued Coca-Cola for trademark infringement when they came out with a Dr.Pibb, which was not only similar in name but tasted similar to Dr Pepper. Coca-Cola was forced to change the name to Mr Pibb, a drink you can still buy today. Now you can enjoy the Dr Pepper flavor with a hint of vanilla or with reduced sugar, called Dr Pepper Zero, which was invented in the United Kingdom. The actual flavors in the Dr Pepper drink are said to be kept in two different vaults. The top secret information is a mystery that still pulls at the curiosity of Dr Pepper lovers today.

You can still visit the Dr Pepper Factory in the small town of Waco, Texas, for a guide through the many stages of Dr Pepper’s history. The now nationally known soda started in this unlikely city which still cherishes the drink to this day.

What is your favorite snack? Do you ever drink Dr. Pepper and Fritos or Cheetos together?

To one lucky reader who leaves a message, I will give you an eBook copy of my newest Kasota Spring Romance on Amazon or a $10.00 Bath & Body Works gift certificate.

 

Updated: January 5, 2020 — 6:03 pm

Michelle Major Has Winners!

Thank you for coming to visit, Michelle! Choosing a word for the year was fun!

Now for the drawing………………..

Miss Michelle has two copies of Fortune’s Fresh Start…..

The Winners are…………….

GAIL

ALICIA HANEY

Woo-Hoo! I’m doing a dance for you ladies!

Watch for Miss Michelle’s email asking for your particulars.

And everybody come back tomorrow for the first edition of FILLY NEWS!

Updated: January 5, 2020 — 11:30 am

Regina Jennings Has a Winner

Thank you for such an interesting post, Regina. We enjoyed it.

Now for the drawing!

Let’s see who we have for the copy of The Major’s Daughter….

And the winner is……………….

VALRI WESTERN

Yippee! I’m tickled to death for you, Valri! Watch for Regina’s email.

The Jingle Jangle Spurs Christmas Event starts tomorrow!

 

Updated: December 15, 2019 — 3:23 pm

Marilyn Turk Has a Winner!

Thank you for visiting, Miss Marilyn! We loved having you.

Now for the drawing……………………

Winner of the print copy of Crinoline Cowboys is………..

ESTELLA

Yippee! I’m so happy for you, Estella. You’ll love this book.

Watch for Miss Marilyn’s email and send her your home address.

And everybody come back tomorrow for Day 1 of Cowboys and Mistletoe!

 

Updated: December 1, 2019 — 5:15 pm