Thursday, September 30, 2010

A Day of Beauty

Actually it was more like an hour of beauty, but it was still nice. Especially after just having two cortisone shots in my neck. It always makes me feel good to get my hair washed and styled. I have the cutest, sweetest hairstylist and her name is Jessie. Her salon has just moved to a new location - Shorter Ave. in Rome, GA. If you live in the area you might want to call her for an appt. at Shelia B's Hair Salon.
Here are some pics of our fun day.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Beautiful North Georgia Mountains/Up in the Trees

A couple of weeks ago I had the privilege of visiting my finance's cousin. Martha and her husband Dayton live in beautiful Blairsville, Georgia. It is located about five minutes from Brasstown Bald the highest peak in Georgia. There house literally puts you in the same area as the tree tops. It was so beautiful and such a relaxing weekend. I appreciate their kindness for letting us stay.
I'm looking forward to going back. Here are a few pictures I took. I hope you enjoy them.

A bridge on a trail below their house.

The view from their back deck.

An old Gold Mine shaft from the trail below their house.

Martha walking on the Appalachian Trail.

Sunday, September 19, 2010

"The Day the Sheriff Shot His Deputy"

Yes, this really happened - and in my home town of Rome, Georgia. On April 27, 1914 Sheriff W.G. (Bill) Dunehoo got in an altercation with his deputy, Deputy Sheriff G.W. (Wash) Smith. It was on the eve of the 1914 Sheriff's election and both gentlemen were running. Dunehoo was running for Sheriff and Smith was on the ticket with J. R. Barron who was Dunehoo's opponent.

The altercation became heated and Dunehoo wound up shooting his deputy, Smith. Smith lived, but it was touch and go for several days.

This is the story that appears in the Fall issue of "Georgia Backroads" by no other than myself!
It was a fun story to research and write. If you have the inclination to find out more about it then you can buy this magazine in most book stores. I know that Barnes and Noble carries it.

This brings me to a subject that has been on my mind a lot lately. Where do I want to go with my writing? I thought I had it all planned out - but I must admit since I've joined ACFW I'm not so sure anymore. I've read cozy mysteries for many years and so it was natural for me to want to write one myself. I had a manuscript finished and was excited to present it for critique. That was before I knew how much more work it needed before it would be publishable. Somehow all that work just seemed to take the fun right out of writing.

Anyway, I put it aside for a while and focused on my article writing( which I've been doing for many years) and I enjoyed coming up with a couple of good articles recently. Now I'm back to working on my WIP, but not sure I'm going to stick with it. I have all these ideas floating around in my head, but don't quit know how to start with them.

I'm not ready to give up, but it sure is a lonely road sometimes.

Monday, September 13, 2010


I've decided to close the comments to "Vigilante's Bride" a few days early because there hasn't been any activity in the past few days. Also, Ive got a surprise giveaway! "Missing Mabel" by Nancy Mehl and "Seasons of Mist" by Deborah Kinnard. Congratulations to all of the winners and thank you for your continuing support!

Vigilante's Bride - the winner is: Lady Jo

Missing Mabel - the winner is: Gail P.

Seasons of Mist - the winner is: Michelle Sutton