HOMETOWN PART 3

There is a marina which rents boats, canoes, kayaks, jet skis, and other water stuff a person could use on the water during the summer up into early winter as long as you layer your clothes and of course stay dry.    The guy who runs the place his name is Sam and like the Sheriff as been here all his life but he has never left Maine but he is also the deputy sheriff during the slower season for him.  He doesn’t much like the Mayor because she seems to know more about him than anyone else and he is afraid of what she might say or what she might know he hasn’t always been an upstanding citizen.  In his younger days he was worse than the Sheriff ever thought about being so much so that if the truth be told he could have some troubles on his hands.

So far we have meet Sam the deputy sheriff, Nancy the Mayor (busybody), Ralph the tavern keeper (the reformed town drunk) and Marshall the Sheriff (the troublemaker) now of course we are going to have a lot of people who are important to this town of ours so far we haven’t even found out what the name of it is or the name of the lake but we do know one thing it sure is got some interesting things going for it.   Now what else do you think you could do beside a lake took up approximately 50 miles and 25 miles across or roughly 78,241 acres of water.  Anything you darn well want to I suppose.  It freezes to about 2 to 3 inches thick in the winter so you know when the spring thaw comes it starts to break up it makes a heck of a noise and loud.

There is places to go bike riding, camping, fishing, swimming, hiking, go hiking up in the mountains and lots of trails to explore also.  I am so wishing I lived in this town but at the moment I’m not quite sure where it is at and if it is even anywhere I want to be.

I’m thinking that the individuals who have a lot to say about the welfare of the town and the people in the town are sure worried about one individual a lot more than normal I’m wondering if that individual might have a problem if so what type of issue is she going to be having?  Will it be the type of issue that she will recover from or will it be a fatal one?

 

More to come soon

 

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HOMETOWN PART 2

We let off last time we were getting to know the town and it’s politics of what  was what and who was who.  Let’s talk a little about it’s citizens:  The sheriff is a local who grew up there, went to school, went off to college, played a little ball, went to the military came back home and stayed and finally became sheriff why you asked because he was good for the town and he wanted to help the citizens of the town plus he didn’t want to see anyone else get hurt or killed by driving into the lake which had happened in the past.  The town drunk same type of thing except he has never left and not likely to ever leave even when he finally meets his maker.  The Mayor or the town busybody she is a lot more dangerous than the drunk or the sheriff because all her life she has been the town gossip she has lied, shared different things knowing that she was looking good but she wasn’t helping anyone but herself.  Now it is a lot more treater because she is the Mayor, to many people know about the way she acted in the past she claims she has changed but for her sake I hope she has.  All of these people make up the town council which sets laws rules and other such things for the community has a whole.

There are lots of things to do at the town that other towns don’t or can’t do because they don’t have the same size of the lake or they aren’t sure how to use what they have.  But since our town as been around it has been a busy place I mean even in the winter we have visitors who come to ski in the mountains and stay just to enjoy our views and just to be in the quiet of nature even if it is so cold that people end up with frostbite I think it is part of the draw to this area of Maine.

Stay tune more to follow…..

FOR THE LOVE OF READING

A house without books is like a room without windows——Heinrich Mann

I live to read whatever kind of book there is whether it be mystery, romance, who done its and even police stories.  My all time favorites are the mysteries and who done its.  I think I would rather read a book than watch the movie not saying the book is better just that it gives you more details than a movie.  The movie runs for about an hour or hour and half while the book can go into more of what is going on and explain a situation better than the movie has time.

I guess you could say that I have a lot of books at my house that range from hardback to paperback and a whole lot of second hand books too.  If someone was to build me enough bookshelves to hold all my books I would need all of the walls in my room from floor to ceiling bookshelves and then I still might not have enough room for them.  Anyone who knows me knows this is a true fact.   I just love to read.

When I was a kid and I was at my grandparents dairy farm if they couldn’t find me they would look in the window seat in the living room where my grandpa build a storage unit inside the seat with a light for me to read by.

This quote by Heinrich Mann is on the back of one of the t-shirt that I bought from the bookstore in Boonsboro, MD at Turn the Page.  I got the idea for this blog from the quote off that shirt.   Nora Robert’s husband own and operates the bookstore with family.

Thank you very much for reading and I hope you all have your own adventure with books.

 

 

 

EVIL IN THE WORLD

I have been reading a lot of who done it this past week or so and I realize a lot of it is fiction but so fiction is based on truth.  So when I think this past week I have read Catherine Coulter’s three book series about the first Brit in the FBI and I’m finishing up Alexandra Sokoloff’s series about “the Moon”( Huntress Moon, Blood Moon and last but certainly not least is Cold Moon).  Anyway the Brit series isn’t bad but it’s bad enough with all the stuff they have to go through which keeps getting worse as the book progress until the good guys win out however my other three books have taken me in a world that is pure evil.  Sure all crimes can be evil or at least wicked but I think it would be interesting to walk in the minds of authors who write “The Moon Series” because she has a very warped sense of humor and knows a lot of these types of crimes.  Now before we go any further please don’t get me wrong all of Alexandra’s books are great in fact I have a few more set up to read so I’m telling you she is an awesome author but her books have scared me good.

Without giving to much away Huntress Moon starts out where the main female character is on the run but your not exactly sure about why she is running only that she is.  The main male lead is a FBI Special Agent Assistant in Charge of his division in San Francisco Office.  You know right away when these two get together on the same plain that sparkles will fly because of the personality that they have.  Then the other character though they are important to the overall story they are just mainly background for the first book.  Cara you find that she is running because she is the only survivor in 3 home invasions where all the family members have been massacred her family being the 3rd family.  Roarke is the ACSA FBI and this poor guy was doing great until he got his head messed up with Cara.  Then there is the big reveal which takes place somewhere in the middle of the book while the two of the are running all over California looking for each other basically the most important bad guy shows up and you’re wondering who are you and when did you get into the story.  LOL

Then you realize this guy has been there the whole time and that Cara survived the massacred twenty-five years ago and that anniversary is coming up on October 29 and she is really after the “Reaper” the person who killed her family and the other families.

Now the second book is “Blood Moon” and it just continue right along where the first leaves off.  “The Reaper” is back and he is starting to kill again but he has learned a few things from being in jail for almost 25 years and the MO is just a little bit different but yet it has the same feel to it and all the kills are the same except the father…..”reaper” makes look like murder/suicide which at first no one catches.  Knowing that Cara wants to kill the “reaper” they set a sting up to catch her and him at the same time this of course takes lots of time and when things are set up and they have a decoy to take Cara place to bring the “reaper” out of hiding.  Things go wrong “the Reaper” is killed by Cara because she is saving Roarke life and she is taken into custody for murder.

The last book “Cold Moon” starts out with Cara in jail and Roarke visiting her which of course is a no no.  Like I said he is really messed up because of this woman.  Her lawyer calls Roarke tells him to stay away from her or there will heck to pay.  So he tries but he can’t stop thinking about her.  Her lawyer says to the judge everything has to come up in 10-days and if the DA doesn’t give his evidence in that time frame Cara walks out on her with no bail until the trial when ever that may be.  So those 10-days come and she walks.  Things start happening again and the race is on to see if she will leave the state and not come back for her trial or if things will continue status quo.

Read the books I promise you an adventure you won’t soon forget.

 

 

 

THE WORD FOR TODAY IS:

The word for today is:  understanding!!!!!!!    We all have it, we give it on some occasions and best of all we know know how to use it with kindness and love.  Understanding according to the dictionary is:

  • the knowledge and ability to judge a particular situation or subject

  • : an informal agreement

  • : a willingness to understand people’s behavior and forgive them.

Now we know what understanding means it is easy to see why I chose it.  We deal with trying to understand loss, hurt, and children.  LOL   You all have a great day and please understand all that you do and everyone else.

 

CLOUDY DAYS ARE NO DAY AT THE BEACH!!

Sometimes life is a bit like a cloudy day or a day at the beach but if we hang in there we will have a lot more days at the beach than cloudy ones.  I know in the last few years I have learned that no matter what is going on it always gets better in time.  With faith, understanding and friends anything is possible.  I have lived along time in this old world and have see a lot of strange things come and go often wondered why some of those thing came back a second time but anyway I have found that nothing is impossible if you believe in something.  I believe in pray, trust in my fellow man and that the sun is always going to come up tomorrow somewhere.   Most of all I know that if you don’t like Texas weather wait 5 minutes it’s bound to change and maybe not for the better.

Have you ever been to the beach or lake sun shining bright and out of nowhere comes a big rain storm?  That is life in the fast lane sometime but the reverse can happen just the same wanting to go to the beach and get up to rain so bad you think it might flood.  I guess what I’m trying to say is life is what you make it and if you what cloudy days that is what your going have.  However if your positive keep the faith then you will have more days on the beach than cloudy ones.

FAITH-29DECEMBER2015

Faith is important to each of us in it’s own way. This isn’t a blog about religious origination, This is a blog about how my faith as got me out of a lot of hard places in feelings and in life. I have lost a lot of people in the last few years and I’m so glad that my faith as been there to pick up the pieces or I too would be gone. Not because I had died like the people I had lost but because I would have went into the funny farm and they would have thrown the keys away. Now you might think that is a little bit melodramatic but it’s really the way I feel.

When my husband Carl passed away of lung cancer due to mesothelioma I was lost even though I knew it was coming it was still hard to lose him. When our best friend died it was really hard for me cause I had no knowledge at all. I had know him for 49 years which is a long time and I was shocked to say the least. When HP died I thought I was over anykind of shock that guy could give me but I was so very wrong. Before I went to Washington HP had a very bad truck accident and totaled his chevy p/u after rolling it 125 times. The hospital staff and doctors told us he would be lucky if he regained consiousness but he did at the time he had 5 brain injuries, 2 broken legs, several broken ribs and a broken arm but he lived he was a marine that is what he told me and Marines are tough. He was in the hospital from April- August. He had a heart attack in December 2014 and didn’t recover. My faith got me through all that. I have lost more friends and family then I can count but I know that I must hang on for all the rest of my family.

I know that God is testing me to see how much I can handle and to what point I might break but I’m prayer dear Lord will you please give me a break for a little while at the begining of 2016 because I am at the last little string of my faith and I’m so afraid that it might break and then where will I be. I know that you will be there to catch me but I’m not ready to test that theory yet. Thank you Lord in this I pray!! AMEN.

Let’s get through this new year without a lot of scary strain or stress on our bodies or mind. May we all have a good new years day and at least a month or two of nothing going wrong before we start having to kick some depression bottom in. HAPPY NEW YEAR 2016!!!!!

CRAPPY DAY

Sometimes having a crappy day helps us appreciate all the great days which we have.  I certainly understand after today from the moment I got up this morning and until now I have had one of those days that I couldn’t do anything right so tomorrow I’m really praying for my sake and everyone who has contact with me that I will have a better day tomorrow.

I don’t have them (bad) days very often but when I do as you can see they seem to last all day long.  But like I say it makes me really appreciate all the good days that I have throughout the year.  I have no reason why it comes about and of course I’m human so I know that we all have bad days and that they do last sometimes all day but then if you lucky they only last a couple of hours.

I am praying that God will not let me have another bad day tomorrow because he wouldn’t do that because we are always told that he only gives what we can handle in any given time well I can guarantee you that my shoulders can’t hold up anymore.

Thank you so much for listening to me tonight and God bless each and everyone of you.   I love you all.

HAPPY NEW YEAR

As we go into New Year’s Eve I want to wish each and every one of you a save and happy New Year!!! I hope that each of you enjoy your new year as you have the old one going out and for those of us who hasn’t had such a hot year may new year coming in be better than the one going out.
Has I sit here writing this year end tribute I realize that I have had a few bumps along the way but not nothing that I haven’t been able to handle with a little understanding from my children or my friends so all in all this 2014 year hasn’t been that bad. I have moved across country with Misty on a bus to Washington State to be with family. Other than it being colder than I thought it has been a really good experience and we have gotten some good pictures out of it. However we will be here a year in May if we stay that long which is really good.
I want each and every one of you to go out or go to friend’s house and if you drink than drink smart so that on 1Janurary2015 you all will still be with all of us. Take a cab or have a driver who doesn’t drink or better yet spend the night with said friends they would want you safe would they not.
H A P P Y N E W Y E A R ! ! ! 2015

God bless you all!!!!!!

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