The True Adventures of Jay B R Wokky, Web Serials

The True Adventures of Jay B. R. Wokky. Ch.1 — A New Prince is Born

Ch. 1 -- Once upon a time in a land far away, a prince was born. His three brothers and his sister gathered around their mother’s bed to see the new arrival. His sister, Esther, kissed the baby’s head and begged to hold him. The oldest brother, Matthew, groaned and said, “Not another one.” The… Continue reading The True Adventures of Jay B. R. Wokky. Ch.1 — A New Prince is Born

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The Gift of Language

Today I was able to spend a lot of time writing. (Over 8.000 words so far for NaNoWriMo!)  I had so much fun! This month as we celebrate Thanksgiving, we stop and think about what we are thankful for.  I have been blessed so much, and just one of the things I am grateful for… Continue reading The Gift of Language

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Summer Fun

My house is full of people. My sister K and her friend A are here, visiting from Canada. Also, my daughter M and her husband are here from Missouri, and my other daughter L and her husband are coming tonight.  We’ve had lot of fun this past week. Meals have lasted longer because everyone is… Continue reading Summer Fun

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Stories from a Father

When my sister and I moved to our new foster home, we had no idea how much our lives would change. We came with a lot of problems that stemmed from the destructive home life we had survived. Now we were finally in a stable environment with a family that loved each other and extended… Continue reading Stories from a Father

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What is he thinking?

I have really enjoyed spending time with my grandson.  He is full of energy, talks non-stop (if only I could understand half of what he is saying), and he has a smile that would melt the hardest heart.  He has such a sunny personality.  When he sees me and says, "Hi, Gramma!"  it makes my… Continue reading What is he thinking?

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The Best Gift

One of the best gifts we received this Christmas was from my husband’s mother.  She wrote her life story, inserted photographs, had it printed and bound, and gave it to each of her children and grandchildren.  Amid all the wrapping paper, bows, and still-unopened presents, we sat and read her book.  I was deeply touched… Continue reading The Best Gift

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The Best Gift

In my work as a reading tutor at the elementary school, one thing becomes very clear:  children who are read to at home become good readers.  The wonderful world of books is opened to them, their eyes are wide, and they are eager to learn what is within the pages.  Children who are not read… Continue reading The Best Gift

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Storytelling

This morning I was on a panel of judges at the Storytelling Festival at the local elementary school.  We sat at the back and listened as the top storytellers from the school presented their memorized story or poem to the rest of the students.  I was so impressed by these children.  They spoke clearly, with… Continue reading Storytelling

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Halloween

Tomorrow is Halloween.  I’m not into blood and gore, hauntings, possessions, and hatchet murders.  I don’t do scary.  (Although I do indulge in the occasional vampire and werewolf story.)  But I do like to dress up and pretend, to see all the kids’ costumes, hand out candy, and carve pumpkins.  I enjoy watching "It's the… Continue reading Halloween