Friday, July 30, 2010

Busy Days

This summer is keeping me busy! It seems there's always something I have to do or some place I have to go. Hubby's been working extra hours, most of the appliances are thinking about going on the blitz, and the heat is stretching our air conditioner to its limit. I'm so ready for fall!

A friend on a forum recently recommended this book. After reading about it over on Amazon, I ordered a copy of it. I'm so looking forward to reading this book. I was amazed at the number of great customer reviews it has. Take a look and see what you think!

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Summer Reading

Have you been doing any reading during these long, hot summer afternoons? I recently finished a couple of Dean Koontz books. He's a great writer, but right on the verge of being too 'creepy' for me!

I've just started reading Love's Rescue, by Tammy Barley, a Christian author. So far, it's an exciting read!
Have a great day!

Monday, July 12, 2010

Summer Squash

Are you tired of it, yet? I love it and look forward to it every summer. I usually freeze some to enjoy the rest of the year, too. My favorite way to eat it is fried. I like to mix it with okra and fry it together, along with some onion.

I've been experimenting with casserole recipes, and so far, Paula Deen's is my favorite.

The only thing I change about the recipe is to add more squash. It calls for 6 cups cut up, which I measure out--then I add two more medium squash to the amount. I keep all the other ingredients the same. It is delicious!

Friday, July 9, 2010

Summer Chores

With all the heat and humidity we've been having, I've been trying to catch up on some of my indoor projects. I recently painted my dining room chairs black. They are a mismatched set of chairs. One set was painted a dark green that was peeling off, and the other was not painted at all. I bought the unpainted chairs from a local flea market for $4.50 a piece and the smaller, painted chairs are a remnant from my childhood.

I also wanted to let you know that my romance story, Moonlight Magic, is in the July 19th issue of Woman's World.

Have a great day!

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Yankee or Rebel?

Take this fun TEST and find out!

I scored 100% Dixie!

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Independence Day

Happy Birthday, America!!!

Friday, July 2, 2010

Riding Through Enemy Lines

Deborah Champion, born in 1753, was the daughter of Continental Army's Commisary General, Henry Champion. In September, 1775, she rode two days and nights, accompanied by a trusted family slave, whom she called 'Uncle Starky', to deliver intelligence information to General George Washington. The ride was from Connecticut to Boston.

She was stopped by British soldiers once, and at first they insisted she go to their headquarters and be questioned. But it was very early in the morning, still dark, and she begged to be let through, telling them she was making haste to a friend's home.

Deborah was wearing her mother's bonnet, a very large bonnet covering most of her face. It was a fashion worn by older women. The soldiers studied her for a few moments and replied, "Well, you are only an old woman, anyway", and he allowed her to pass.

She successfully delivered the papers to General George Washington himself. He complimented her on her courage and patriotism.

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Molly Pitcher

The name 'Molly Pitcher' is generally attributed to Mary Ludwig Hays McCauley. She was the wife of John Hays. Mary was carrying water to the soldiers at the Battle of Monmouth fought in New Jersey, when her husband, who was loading one of the cannons, was killed. She immediately took over his job and continued to load the cannon throughout the battle. It is said that George Washington was so impressed with her quick thinking and actions, that he dubbed her, Sergeant Molly.

She has been honored in various ways throughout the years, including a depiction of her on a pedestal of a monument, a stamp, and a section of a U. S. highway was named after her, as well as a ship in WWII, the SS Molly Pitcher.

Like many stories from the Revolution, there is speculation that the true Molly Pitcher was a combination of women and the roles they played in various battles.

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