Saturday, November 11, 2017

Some stories live on forever...

Some stories live on forever: One of these days I am going to board the Amtrak train at Waterloo and head over to North Platte, Nebraska. I have been wanting to do this for a long time.


Union Pacific Railroad 1940's.  

Here is the link to my Veterans Day column. I hope you enjoy it. Please just click on the link of the title. As always, I appreciate you reading. 

There is a great surprise twist at the end...something I wasn't expecting.

Enjoy it here!!  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4lf2cGIRqVo

Thank you to all the Veterans for taking care of us.

Until next time,
Lou Ann

Saturday, November 04, 2017

Home is where we begin our chain of kindness

Home is where we begin our chain of kindness: The walls are still bedecked with spiders and ornaments of Halloween. I never like to take them down or make the change to the next season, at least until I do make the change.

Jacob McNeal reading Shakespeare on the square.   

Here is the link to this week's column. Jacob's family suffered a fire on Halloween night, and we are here to help. There is a gofundme page on Facebook. If you can help, that is great. If you just have a kind word for the family, that is also great.

Just click on the title or the first line for the story. As always thank you for reading and for being part of my life.

Lou Ann

Friday, November 03, 2017

Love of the land still lingers in memories

Love of the land still lingers in memories: My homesteading books still fill an entire shelf in my library. The subjects are varied and all point back to the ’70s in regard to Mother Earth … cooking on a woodstove, raising chickens, building a greenhouse, shearing sheep and the list goes on.

My homesteading books!


Here is the link to last week's column...the first frost on the farm. I really hope you enjoy it and that it stirs up some of your own memories. As always, thank you for reading. Just click on the first line or the title.

Happy Harvesting!

Lou Ann 

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Stay tuned; Frankenfest is coming some day

Stay tuned; Frankenfest is coming some day: Mary Shelley and “Frankenstein” appear to be the only words spoken in my red Jeep as Carolyn and I cruise down the highway. With dark fingernail polish, black dresses, and even black (so the package said) lipstick, we chat non-stop about the day ahead of us!

Carolyn and I are getting ready for Frankenfest! Note the fingernail polish.


 Here is the link to my Frankenfest column. Carolyn and I had the very best time and hope to bring a Frankenfest to our part of the state!


The laboratory is exactly as they left it in 1968.

I was so fortunate to be one of the readers!


 I hope you enjoy this column as much as I enjoyed the event and writing it. As always thank you for reading and wishing you a great Halloween season!

Lou Annn

How would you like to get your medication here?
 

Wednesday, October 04, 2017

October brings us many wonderful things...

October brings us many wonderful things: Time is marked by the sliding into October with chrysanthemums blooming, pumpkins ripening and the wind whistling down the chimney. Ah … how lovely.

Full Harvest Moon compliments EarthSky.org.


Tomorrow night is the full Harvest Moon. Here is the link to this week's column which explains the other names and a "mark your calendar" event for the Minstrel Show!

As always, thank you for reading. Just click on the link! Enjoy!

Monday, September 18, 2017

Thank goodness for the Book Fairy...

Thank goodness for the Book Fairy: My bookshelves host an array of books. It is a colorful collection from poetry to history, from childhood books to the one I bought last week. And even though it seems a bit topsy-turvy, I know where to locate each book.
 
 
Shhh....the book fairy has been here!
 
 
Today is National Hide a Book Day by the Book Fairy. I have been busy this morning putting my books in lovely locations in my community. There is a little fairy dust around each book. What a fun day is this!!
 
 
Here is the link to this week's column telling you all about it! It is not too late for YOU to be a book fairy also!
 
As always, thank you for reading and good luck in finding these books!
 
Lou Ann

Friday, August 25, 2017

Forever … when today is a long time ago

Forever … when today is a long time ago: “You are walking in her watercolor painting. You, trees, birds, meadows, wetlands, fens, log buildings, a garter snake so old it’s black. You are a part of her aesthetic, this beauty, her final creative work.”

Helene Swenson's Art Studio

Jason Kissel and Kevin McKelvey         .


Writing about Forever.

Here is the link to last week's column. It was a wonderful party at Wing Haven. Hopefully our poetry will last 200 years.

As always, thank you for reading. Just click on the title or the first line!

Lou Ann