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Spring: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly | by Linda Brendle

Published in the Rains County Leader on March 14, 2017:

DaffodilsSpring doesn’t officially arrive for another few days, but the East Texas vegetation doesn’t seem to care. The daffodils came and went several weeks ago, and although I haven’t seen any yet, I’ve heard that the bluebonnets are in bloom. Blooms are popping out on a lot of the trees, and many of the others are taking on that pale yellowish, green color of fresh, new leaves. (more…)

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Book Signing Photos | by Linda Brendle

My first official book signing was Saturday, February 28, in the Meadows Room of the Rains County Library. In spite of the cold weather and the icy road conditions in the Metroplex, we proceeded as planned. It was such fun that I hope to do another one some time soon.

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Slide Show? Check. Business Cards? Check. Books? Check. Author? Check.

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Refreshments anyone?

 

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David – my loving husband, very special friend, and greatest supporter.

 

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Literally surrounded by friends – Pat and Nancy.

 

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The audience was friendly and enthusiastic – and they bought books!

 

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I signed a lot of books!

 

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I had to shed my jacket.

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I even learned how to accept a credit card on my phone.

Watch for details of coming events, or buy now on-line!

Blessings,

Linda

winding road Cover 25 percentA LONG AND WINDING ROAD: A Caregiver’s Tale of Life, Love, and Chaos

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Available in ebook.

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Happy Birthday, David. Photos! | by Linda Brendle

I first ran this post last year on David’s birthday. I switched out a couple of pictures at the end and am once again celebrating the man I love!

Today we’re celebrating the life of the very special man who is my husband. Here is a brief look at David Pearson Brendle.

WHEELS

Plain wheels.

Plain wheels.

Fancy wheels.

Fancy wheels.

Working wheels.

Working wheels.

WATER

In the Navy.

In the Navy.

In the Virgin Islands.

In the Virgin Islands.

In his memories.

In his memories.

TRAVEL

Mount Rushmore

Mount Rushmore

Blue Ridge Parkway

Blue Ridge Parkway

Litchfield, IL

Litchfield, IL

THE MAN I LOVE

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Happy Birthday with love today and always,

Linda

David’s a Better Model than I Am – Photo Shoot | by Linda Brendle

I hate having my picture taken, but part of being a published author is having a head shot. My sister-in-law Jo Lynn has tried several times to get me to sit for her, but I always came up with some excuse–I was having a bad hair day or I gave up posing for Lent. Then my neighbor Connie took on the task, and I gave in. She made it relatively painless–instead of going to an intimidating studio, David and I walked across the street and sat on her front porch. While we chatted and her husband quietly manipulated the light with various pieces of colored or shiny cloth, she clicked and coaxed and teased. When it was over, we had some nice shots.

 

A traditional head shot.

A traditional head shot.

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Being a Grandparent Is Its Own Excuse | by Linda Brendle

I know I’ve been AWOL for a few days, but there are valid reasons. Here are two of them:

Zoe's first ballet recital.

   Zoe’s first ballet recital.

She and the others acted silly during warm ups, but when the music started, she danced like a princess.

She and the others acted silly during warm ups, but when the music started, she danced like a princess.

Mattias got his yellow belt.

Mattias got his yellow belt.

If you’re a grandparent or had one, you understand.

We’re getting back on the flying standby merry-go-round at 12:55 am. Pray it doesn’t take us 22 hours to get home.

Blessings,

Linda

 

 

Date Night in Quitman, Texas | by Linda Brendle

David and I don’t have a regular date night. We enjoy each other’s company enough that watching a movie on our 47” television with a bag of microwaved popcorn seems like a date. But thanks to David’s growing reputation as a chili cook-off judge, we had a special date night last Friday in Quitman, another small East Texas town about 25 miles from Emory.

A couple of weeks ago, David got an urgent call from a friend in Quitman. They went to school together in Jonesboro, Louisiana, and the tale of how they reconnected after all these years is a tribute to coincidence, but that’s another story. For now, she was in a bind and needed help. She was coordinating a chili cook-off to benefit the Special Olympics, and one of her judges had pulled out for medical reasons. She needed someone from a county other than hers and preferably someone with a little bit of experience. Lured by the chance to expand his resume and by all the free chili he could eat, David said yes, and I went along to watch the show. I didn’t take my camera, and my phone didn’t have enough of a charge to take a lot of pictures, but I took enough to show you that people in Quitman know how to have fun. (more…)

The Ladies’ Conference in Pictures | by Linda Brendle

 

RedeemBannerRGB2On Tuesday I posted the written account of the Ladies’ Conference our church hosted on January 12. Here’s the pictorial version. (more…)

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