Christmas Memories

Why do we run ourselves ragged before the Christmas holidays? Why do we shop until we drop? Decorate the house inside and out? Fret over new Elf on the Shelf locations? Because we have wonderful Christmas memories of family gatherings at grandmother’s house, toys from Read More...

Perspective: we’ve always had it hard

In 2012, I wrote a blog called Recalling History Gives Meaning to Today. The blog reflected on my book A Groovy Christmas and the history of 1968 I had researched when writing it. I won’t lie. I remember 1968 vividly. I was a carefree teenager back then. I thought about Read More...

The Annual Christmas Letter: A Family Tradition

With the advent of email, FaceTime, Facebook and other social media—the practice of mailing Christmas cards to family and friends has slowed. Or stopped. I can keep in touch with folks I haven’t seen in years simply by clicking my Facebook Timeline. But it doesn’t matter. Read More...

Bible Verses Read as US Crew Orbited the Moon

Did you know? On December 24, 1968, in what was the most watched television broadcast at the time, the crew of Apollo 8 read in turn from the Book of Genesis as they orbited the moon. Bill Anders, Jim Lovell, and Frank Borman recited verses 1 through 10, using the King Read More...

A special Christmas present to me—the Hallmark Channel

The salesman at Costco talked us into switching to Direct TV. Ten days before Christmas, a technician set up our satellite dish, unconnected the old cable boxes, and gave us new remote controls. I soon realized we lost a few favorite channels, but we gained TVG and the Read More...

Merry Christmas and God bless all of you

I’m blogging early this week to wish you a Merry Christmas. I used this event in A Groovy Christmas which is part of the Legendary Christmas Pa st Boxed Set. My characters are moved as they watch it on an old-fashioned black-and-white TV set. This content is courtesy Read More...

Christmas festivities bring memories

My husband and I will have eight grandchildren around the tree on Sunday before Christmas, because the day is convenient for all our children and their families. We’ve moved the tree from our tiny living room to the bigger space in the basement in anticipation of the chaos Read More...

Thanksgiving always brings thoughts of Christmas—oh, my!

The kids and their kids are coming for Thanksgiving dinner. I’m already thinking ahead and plan on cleaning my basement and buying food. But after next Thursday, I plan to put up the Christmas tree sometime during the weekend. And I’ve already started shopping for Christmas Read More...

Merry Christmas from Legend, Tennessee

Legend, Tennessee: Nestled in the foothills of the Smoky Mountains, the city of Legend, Tennessee, boasts of small town pride and southern elegance. Porches are still for sitting and troubles for one family affect the entire community. This is the place where women from Read More...

A Groovy Christmas: Winchesters of Legend (book 3)

“Legend is a small town that will remind readers of Cedar Cove and/or Virgin River.” Two Novellas: Christmas 1968 and Christmas 1969 Amazon Kindle | iBooks | B&N Nook | Kobo Christmas 1968: A Groovy Christmas In the spring Kathleen Fields will graduate from college. Read More...