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Kitty loves us! | by Linda Brendle

Published in the Rains County Leader on August 22, 2017:

Kitty in the Light 043016Many of Kitty’s fans have been asking about her recently, so I decided early in the week to make her the focus of this week’s column. Before I sat down at the keyboard, I consulted the Internet about the meaning of a couple of her idiosyncrasies I intended to write about. What I found was an article written in 2014 by Modi Ramoson titled “9 Signs Your Cat Actually Loves You.” It provided some very interesting insights into Kitty’s behavior.

1. Your cat brings you their “presents” – When your cat brings you their kill it is actually meant as a present…a love token.

Thankfully, Kitty is an indoor cat, so her presents consist of various toys. Her favorite at the moment is a yellow stuffed elephant. It frequently ends up at David’s feet when he’s sitting on the couch or on my side of the bed when it’s time to make it up. (more…)

Quote from “A Long and Winding Road:” No place feels like home | by Linda Brendle

No place feels like home

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Author Interview with Anaiah Press

Today has been a busy one and it’s barely past breakfast! Here is a link to an interview I did with Anaiah Press. Click it and see if you learn anything about me and my writing you didn’t already know.






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How caregivers keep a marriage strong | by Linda Brendle

Today I am the guest of Kayelle Allen on her amazing site called Romance Lives Forever. Click on the link below and read my post titled “How caregivers keep a marriage strong.”





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Guest Post at Physics and Art hosted by Dr. Robert August

Thank you to Dr. Robert August who hosted me today on his fascinating website. In honor of the three-year anniversary edition of A Long and Winding Road, I have shared a guest post called “Music, Jesus, and Alzheimer’s.”

Physics and Art

It’s been three years since I first read Linda’s story and reviewed it here on Physics and Art. I’m thrilled to hear that it is being re-released and am honored to host Linda here on this blog. So without further delay, I’ll hand you over to Linda.



By Linda Brendle

Blog Tour: July 22nd-August 4th, 2017

Music, Jesus, and Alzheimer’s

Robert, thank you so much for inviting me to be a guest on your fascinating site. After reading your explanation about the connection between science and art, I wanted to share a story about a connection between music and the human brain that science recognizes but has yet to completely explain.

Mom couldn’t read music, but she played the guitar and the piano by ear, and she had a beautiful singing voice. When they were young, she…

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COVER REVEAL: A Long and Winding Road

Revealing the three-year anniversary book cover of A Long and Winding Road: a Caregiver’s Tale of Life, Love, and Chaos.

Anaiah Press

Three years ago, we released our very first book, a memoir entitled, A LONG AND WINDING ROAD: A Caregiver’s Tale of Life, Love, and Chaos. And now, we’re pleased to release a second edition of this book with a brand new cover and fresh edits!

A LONG AND WINDING ROAD: A Caregiver’s Tale of Life, Love, and Chaos is the story of the chaos that happens when four people, two of whom have Alzheimer’s, spend fifty-three days in a 400-square-foot box on wheels.

WindingRoadFinalBLURB:  Alzheimer’s is a family disease, and A Long and Winding Road is a love story—not a boy meets girls love story, but a family love story:

The story of the love of a daughter for her parents and her willingness to take them into her home when they could no longer care for themselves;

The story of a mother and father who loved their daughter…

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High Mileage | by Linda Brendle

Published in the Rains County Leader on June 13, 2017:

High mileage odometerEverything around the Brendle house has a lot of miles on the odometer. Our 2002 Pontiac recently rolled over 133,000 miles, and David’s 2000 Harley has been driven 102,000 miles. David and I have covered a few miles ourselves, but thankfully we don’t have odometers. Still, all of us are showing our age.

David has always taken extremely good care of his vehicles, and people are often surprised at how old our car is. However, time is beginning to take its toll. The lower exterior door panels have begun to crack, and the pins that attach them to the door have weakened. Several months ago when I was on the way to the grocery store, the wind caught the front edge of the panel on the passenger door and peeled it back. I heard a crack and looked in the rear-view mirror in time to see it flying down the shoulder behind me. I did a quick U-turn and was able to locate the panel before it fell victim to an eighteen-wheeler. It had suffered some minor road rash, but David was able to reattach it. (more…)

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