Exercise Your Brain with a New Mystery Photo

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“I like nonsense, it wakes up the brain cells.” — Dr. Seuss And so I can hope my mystery photo game is waking up some brain cells.  We all do better with wide awake brains. Well, I guess we do although sometimes we can have pretty interesting dreams. I’ve had people ask me if I dream up story idea while …

A Mystery Surprise

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The moments of happiness we enjoy take us by surprise. It is not that we seize them, but that they seize us. (Ashley Montagu) I’ve done these mystery photo games several times now. I’m always surprised by your guesses. Sometimes I’m surprised that you all come up with right guesses. Other times I’m surprised that nobody or at least very …

Love a Mystery Photo

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“If a picture is worth a thousand words, then the imagination is worth a thousand pictures.” ― J.E.B. Spredemann Are you ready for another mystery picture? Got your thinking caps on? Ready to laugh because this one is so easy or ready to squint your eyes for a better look because it is anything but easy? Well, whether you said …

Are You Ready for a New Mystery Photo Game?

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It is not enough to be busy. So are the ants. The question is: What are we busy about? ~Henry David Thoreau Do you ever feel as though you might just be spinning in place and not getting anywhere? Sometimes that’s how I feel. I’m busy, busy, busy, but what am I really getting done? I have had a busy …

Frontier Nursing Stories

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  Last time I wrote about the all important saddlebags the Frontier nurse midwives carried, but the horses they slung those saddlebags over were as necessary as air to the nurses as they rode up into the mountains to deliver babies and treat the mountain people. When Mary Breckinridge or her representatives went out to recruit people, they looked for …

Saddlebags and Horses

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ATTENTION! NURSE GRADUATES WITH A SENSE OF ADVENTURE! YOUR OWN HORSE, YOUR OWN DOG, AND A THOUSAND MILES OF KENTUCKY MOUNTAINS TO SERVE. JOIN MY NURSES BRIGADE AND HELP SAVE CHILDREN’S LIVES. WRITE TO: M. BRECKINRIDGE, HYDEN, KENTUCKY USA Even though this was an advertisement the Frontier Nursing Service put in London newspapers and the Glasgow Times in Scotland to …

A Dedicated Woman – Mary Breckinridge

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“Where the land is rough and steep, nature is not easily conquered even after wild beasts and wilder men have been subdued. …a dogged determination to survive keeps a mountaineer’s body lean and his mind alert. His dwelling place in awesome regions tends to give him dignity of manner …accentuated by his sparse use of words.” (Mary Breckinridge describing the …

Babies in Saddlebags

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“When mountain children asked where babies came from, they were told, ‘The nurses bring them in saddlebags.” (Frontier Nursing Service) One of the good things about writing historical fiction is that the writer has the opportunity to learn more about the history of our country and can discover some individual real life heroes or heroines. When I was digging around …

“God Will Make a Way”

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“If you feel lonely God is your smile. If you cry God will wipe your tears. If someone breaks your heart God will embrace you. God will make a way into your heart.” (Unknown source) The graphic here shares a bit of a passage out of my new book, These Healing Hills. It fits the theme of the stories some …