Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Veterans and Hamburgers

Hi from sunny North Carolina.  The leaves are turning, the mornings are brisk, the sky is blue, and the temp is in the 70s by afternoon.  Just a little touch of Heaven here.

My daughter and son-in-law moved down from Connecticut to North Carolina last weekend.  They live in a gorgeous house on six acres of land, with their own pond and dock, in the little town of Lillington.  They are about fifty minutes south of us which is a lot closer than when they were ten hours away.  Now we just take a nice country drive and we’re at each other’s house.

We had one noticeable change from El Cajon last week.  On Thursday we had 13 trick or treaters come to our house, compared to the 140 or so we had in California every year.  We planned for 50 kids; consequently, we have a bunch of candy left over.  Oh dear, whatever will we do with it?

Since next week is Veterans’ Day, I’d like to tell you about a park here in Garner.  It’s called Lake Benson Park (it borders Lake Benson) and is just minutes from our house.  Within the park is the Garner Veterans Memorial which was dedicated on May 4 of this year.


The memorial is a citizen-driven project with pillars representing every war since the country was founded. Each brick in the walkway is in honor of a veteran.  The Garner Veterans Memorial is one reason why Garner was chosen, along with nineteen other cities in the United States, for the All-America City award. This memorial is both peaceful and beautiful and a fitting tribute to all of our military, past and present.

It is my pleasure to announce that the third book in my Cranky Seniors Series is now published and available on Kindle for $2.99.  It is called Hamburgers and Headaches and depicts the highs and lows of Fred and me owning a restaurant.

Happy Veterans’ Day.

Quote of the Day:  If we do not lay out ourselves in the service of mankind, whom should we serve?  Abigail Adams

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