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Some Fun Things That Arrived in the Mail While I Was Busy Elsewhere

One of the women who stopped at our garage sale talked books with Joan and I for quite a while, dropping author’s names and book titles like a well-to-do woman might with shoe and purse brand names. Recognizing a kindred book-lover, Joan and I became quite animated in our conversation, gesturing with our hands and speaking from the heart. Like me, Joan is an avid reader, and we know a book-lover when we meet one.

I hadn’t had time to pick it up until this morning, but during the garage sale a package was delivered, one that held this new book, Flashlight Memories, an anthology of essays and poems  from Silver Boomer Books, recalling childhood reading memories.  I have an essay featured in the book, and will be giving away a couple of copies on my blog when my extra copies arrive. 

The other arrival in the mailbox was the May 20, 2011 issue of All You magazine. David and I are featured on page 106, in a feature about special songs. Our song has always been Neil Diamond’s “Forever in Blue Jeans.”


Author, public speaker, and workshop presenter for community colleges, libraries, women's groups and for grief support groups, Hospice and retreats. Certified grief counselor and Senior Service librarian for the James Kennedy Public library. Popular public speaker and workshop presenter on the topics of writing, couponing, utilizing your creativity in everyday life, and finding hope in grief. "Coupon Crazy: The Science, the Savings, and the Stories Behind America's Extreme Obsession" was published by Familius Publishing in 2014. "Chemo-Therapist: How Cancer Cured a Marriage" and "Refined By Fire: A Journey of Grief and Grace" were released by Familius in 2014. "Mary & Me: A Lasting Link Through Ink," co-written with Mary Jedlicka Humston of Iowa City, was published in September 2015. Grief journal to be released in 2018.

3 thoughts on “Some Fun Things That Arrived in the Mail While I Was Busy Elsewhere

  1. Can’t wait to run out and get a copy of this book!!! Not only does it sound wonderful, I know it will be all the better with your essay included. I love your writing style:-))

  2. I was just starting to read my copy of All You; haven’t gotten to that part yet. That will be awesome. Congratulations!!

  3. Me, too. I have my All You here to read. If you want me to drop that page in the mail for you so you have an extra just let me (or mom) know. 🙂

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