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Kid’s Day — East Jordan Farmers’ Market

Posted by straddleadmin on August 22, 2018
Posted in appearanceschildrenhometownmy booksYippee! 

I’LL DO STORYTIME 10:00 TO 10:30.

It’s a Wrap!

Posted by straddleadmin on December 12, 2017
Posted in childrenhometownLove this! 

In December my husband and I volunteer to wrap and deliver gifts for a San Pedro Kiwanis project. (He’s a member, I just help out.) Here we are wrapping away. 

Summer’s over

Posted by straddleadmin on October 23, 2017
Posted in hometownloonsweather 

People have various ways was to mark the end of summer. I know there’s the official solstice, but I will call today the end because the loons are long gone and our high temperature fell from the 70s to 49 degrees. It’s raining and sure doesn’t invite one outdoors.

End of Summer Fun

Posted by straddleadmin on September 25, 2017
Posted in childrenhometownweather 

With the crazy heat wave in Michigan – we thought we’d show how Suzanne spent the end of her summer – as “The Antiquated Airplane Retrieval System of Six Mile Lake.”

Thanks to Cala James at The Petoskey News for this interview!

Posted by straddleadmin on August 22, 2017
Posted in animalsbookshometownYippee! 

Link to Interview

Photo Credit: Cala James/Petoskey News

Last Weekend

Posted by straddleadmin on August 7, 2017
Posted in appearanceshometownmy booksYippee! 

Many thanks to my hometown of East Jordan, Michigan. As a vendor at the Portside Arts Fair, I had the best day I’ve every had at a fair, festival or famers market. It was fun to share my new book with so many friendly people.


Back in Michigan for the Summer

Posted by straddleadmin on May 1, 2017
Posted in dogshometownweather 

Husband, dog and I arrived safely back in my hometown Saturday, after experiencing:

a freeway closed because of dust storms

lots of rain,

two roads closed because of damaged bridges, and

many, very long construction zones.


Bikinis to Boots

Posted by straddleadmin on October 1, 2015
Posted in appearanceshometown 

Even though I have never had a bikini body, the shift from hot to cold weather dawned on me in these terms.

Hometown Setup

Posted by straddleadmin on June 14, 2012
Posted in hometown 

Arrived in town at 6:45 AM to get a good spot for my booth. With help from several people, I got the canopy and the banner in place. Hope the 35-mile-an-hour winds we had for a signing in Arizona don’t show up here.