Category Archives: Ozarks

What the New Year might bring

When I was younger I made resolutions. They were always sort of silly, though I didn’t think so at the time. Mostly stuff anyone ought to do as a matter of course. Lose twenty pounds, stop fighting with my little … Continue reading

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How They Lived

A typical Ozark home and family of the early 1800s The deeper I get into the new book, the more I search for stories to use, the more amazed I am at how settlers to these rugged Boston Mountains of … Continue reading

Posted in communities, Edna Hiller, Fly With The Mourning Dove, homesteading, interview, Ozarks, Uncategorized, Velda Brotherton | 2 Comments

What’s In The Woods

Last year’s fall in our Ozarks Above right the debris from a storm is clearedSitting in my office, my back is to double windows that look out onto thick, dense woods. The shaggy bark hickory, oak of all varieties and … Continue reading

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The man and his horse

Wednesday I fussed about what I would write in my column, which is historical in nature and usually features families or communities from the past in our county. This is the photo I found that kicked off the column. How … Continue reading

Posted in Civil War, history, homesteading, horse, log cabin, Ozarks, photos, settlers | 5 Comments

Looking for a place to sell

What is today? Oh, yes, it’s Wednesday and we’re on the 13th day of blogging. It’s the end of the day for me, and also a deadline day for my weekly historical article. I still haven’t done the meme thing, … Continue reading

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Celebrate the Fourth In Style

Our annual family Fourth celebration lit up the skies in the Ozarks. Our grandson, Daniel, put on as close to a commercial show as I’ve seen. But we began around 5:30 with grandson’s band who entertained while everyone gathered. Twelve … Continue reading

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Virtual Book Tour

Having forgotten to learn the difference between a blog book tour and a virtual book tour, I’m going to use both here. After working for the past few weeks (months) my blog book tour is about ready to launch. I’m … Continue reading

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The Good Old Days

The Way We Lived A few weeks ago when I posted my new writing schedule and became organized, I knew there would be some happenings that might disrupt my plan. Last Sunday night at 10:30 p.m.Mother Nature combined with an … Continue reading

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Spring brings out Five Senses

Saturday I spent the day teaching writers at an all day workshop on a mountaintop south of my home. The redbuds and service berry trees were in full bloom, presenting red and white clouds over our Ozarks. A cool spring … Continue reading

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Fall Brings More than Weather Changes

All summer I dally. Swim, smell the flowers, watch the butterflies dart from blossom to blossom, catch the stars and moon at their most beautiful. No city lights around here to dim them, they shine so bright I can see … Continue reading

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