January 22, 2020

Always Remember This plus The Goodbye Lie Diaries - Breelan

 Life is about smiles. 

Those you give,
Those you get,
And those you create.
                                                                                                - David C. Pugh

     An acquaintance of mine mentioned how his father often said the above quotation.  Because it's so simply wonderful, I want to share it with you. - Jane Marie  

The Goodbye Lie Diaries 
Late 1800s
Fernandina on Amelia Island, Florida

Breelan Dunnigan
Breelan Dunnigan writes:  I must agree, Jane Marie.  Mr. Pugh's words are simple, yet very instructive. Smiling is the answer to so many things.  When one is happy, you smile. That comes naturally. When you need to be brave, smile, if you can, so you appear to have courage.  When you need to endure a difficulty or hardship, for example Aunt Noreen and her acid tongue, smile.  A clever verbal jab works but momentarily with her so the best thing, according to my mama, Miss Ella, is to smile and nod.  I am reminded though that my father, is forever telling me to be cautious with my smiles in public.  I am not to direct them toward gentlemen I have yet to meet for fear they might get the wrong idea.  Oh, how Michael Dunnigan can be so overly protective.  Then again, I imagine most fathers are, in your time as well as mine.  Some things are cast in stone and always will be. 

Goodbye Lie Series
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Oh, the LURE, the LOVE, the LEGEND... of The Goodbye Lie historical mystery-romance series, set on Victorian Amelia Island, Florida, in the late 1800s, "...where
Little House on the Prairie meets Gone With The Wind ...

January 4, 2020

Instant Hot Pan Carrier

     Once in a while, a brilliant idea overtakes me. Here is one. (Of course, there are degrees of brilliance) We found it necessary to take hot food a few blocks from the house because there would be insufficient room to reheat everything in our friend's oven. I had baked a fresh-from-the-oven pie, but what was the best way to transport it from our place to her dessert table?  Ding, ding, ding! Mayhap a frying pan?  And it worked! I was able to carry the pie without burning my hands and the frying pan caught any berry juice drips.  You're welcome!