"...IF YOU FOLLOW YOUR BLISS, DOORS WILL OPEN FOR YOU THAT WOULDN'T HAVE OPENED FOR ANYONE ELSE." - Joseph Campbell

"SOMETIMES ON THE WAY TO YOUR DREAM, YOU GET LOST AND FIND A BETTER ONE." - Lisa Hammond

"IT IS POSSIBLE AT ANY AGE TO DISCOVER A LIFELONG DESIRE YOU NEVER KNEW YOU HAD." - Robert Brault


"IT'S NEVER TOO LATE TO BE WHO YOU MIGHT HAVE BEEN." - George Eliot

"WE DID NOT CHANGE AS WE GREW OLDER. WE JUST BECAME MORE CLEARLY OURSELVES." - Lynn Hall

"GO CONFIDENTLY IN THE DIRECTION OF YOUR DREAMS! LIVE THE LIFE YOU HAVE IMAGED." - Henry David Thoreau

Friday, November 11, 2011

* I WONDER *

It's another I Wonder Friday.


There's so much I'm wondering about today, that I have no particular theme. Just thoughts, questions, and information.

First: A HUGE Thank-You to ALL the Veterans of War from our country, and also to the military serving today. Just think how all of our lives have been affected one way or the other by these men and women. Some of us are alive today because our fathers or grandfathers came back from a war. And some of us, like myself, are alive because someone didn't make it back home. Seem impossible??
My mother's first husband did not make it home. For a few years, she was a war widow, and eventually married my dad. So, there began another branch on the Family Tree.

Second: My bloggy friend, Sue over at Sue's News, Views 'n Muse is having the most fabulous Blogaversary Give-Away that I've ever heard of! All you have to do is leave a comment and be her follower. That's it! AND...you could be one of the TWO winners of a HANDMADE QUILT! Is she crazy, or what?? And here I was, trying to decide what kind of give-away to have for MY blogaversary. No matter what I decide, nothing could ever live up to hers! So, hop on over there for Pete's sake and leave a comment and become a follower! She's a great gal and wonderful writer, too.

Third:   Here's a couple of reminders about a Writing Call Out and a Contest.
              The Mona Schreiber Prize for Humorous Fiction and Non-Fiction. Every year I tell myself I'm going to enter this contest and I never do. Why, I don't know. The entry fee is only $5.00. And from reading winners of previous years, the wackier the humor, the better! Give it a try! All entries must be post-marked by December 1st, and the winners will be announced on Christmas Eve! *Mona's son, Brad, has kept his mother's memory alive through this contest for quite a few years.

               Silver Boomer Books has a call out for a book about widows. When I first heard about it, I thought, Well, that leaves me out. I'm not a widow, and I never have been. BUT, when Becky Haigler; writer, editor and publisher (of Silver Boomer Books) spoke at our Saturday Writers Workshop last month, I had the opportunity to talk with her about various topics. I found out that the writer of the story doesn't necessarily have to be the widow in the story. Ahh...now, that's different! I'm going to submit a story about my mother's life when she suddenly became a young widow, along with thousands of others, during WWII. Submissions accepted from December 1, 2011 until March 30, 2012.



Wishing all of you a Happy, Blissful, Beautiful Friday.


 
“You may say I'm a dreamer, but I'm not the only one. I hope someday you'll join us. And the world will live as one.” -- John Lennon

9 comments:

  1. heehee

    Thanks for the shout out, Becky. I think...

    ;)

    Signed,
    Crazy Sue

    =D

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  2. Lots of vauable gems here. And a quilt would be great to win at this time of the year.

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  3. You've been busy scouting up good information ... and remembering to blog about it! Thanks.

    Happy Weekend :)

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  4. Interesting about your mom...was she a single mom as well as being a widow? Or are you her first child?

    Thank you for the heads-up about the widow writing. One of the novel ideas I have running through my head is about a widow who discovers love with her highschool sweetheart 30 years later. (I better go back and check your post...not sure if it is a fiction or non-fiction writing they are looking for...mine is definitely fiction)

    Well, have a wonderful weekend.

    Love,
    Patti

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  5. Hi Sue! No..you're not REALLY crazy. Just Crazy Generous!

    Hi Jennifer! Thanks for stopping by again. And yes, a quilt would be awesome to snuggle under!

    Hey Carol! Thanks! You have a good weekend, too!

    Hi Patti! Thanks. I'll e-mail with more info about my mom. And I'm 99% sure that Silver Boomers is for non-fiction.

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  6. Thanks for the tips, Becky. Nice of you to share. Sincerely, Susan

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  7. Thank you for all the fun links, Becky. The humor contest sounds interesting. A quilt is always a treasure. :-)

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  8. Great info. Thanks Becky!

    Pat
    Critter Alley

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