The weather has been beautiful and I wish I was outside playing, but instead I have been spending a lot of time chained to my desk working on the new issue of the Gypsy Journal, as well as some other writing projects. But I’m making good progress.
Since we haven’t been doing any traveling I won’t have much in the way of a Meandering Down The Highway column this time around, but that does leave me room for more feature stories and I think we’ve got some pretty good ones.
Just a few include a really cool railroad museum in Oklahoma, an Illinois State Park that was once a hideout for outlaws and pirates, the world’s only museum devoted to human hair, the story of a Civil War cannon that was more dangerous to the people using it than it was the enemy, and a visit to the Minnesota childhood home of actress Judy Garland, which is now a museum about her life and career.
And those are just some of the things subscribers can look forward to in this issue! If you haven’t subscribed yet, why not? You are missing some excellent reading.
I’ve also been working with an author friend of mine to have her format print versions of three of my books that are only available as e-books at this time; Highway History and Back Road Mystery II, Overlooked Florida, and Overlooked Arizona. Formatting books has always been a chore for me and it’s nice to find someone who can do them at a reasonable cost. I have to get covers made for them, then all three should be available in the next week or two.
Meanwhile, Miss Terry has been busy, too. Yesterday she completed two scarves she has been weaving and they really look beautiful. Our friend Jim was over for dinner and a couple of games of darts, and he was really impressed with them when Terry took them off the loom. He was amazed that she can take a bunch of string (yarn) and create something so beautiful. I know what he means, because I’ve been watching her do it for quite a while now, and it still amazes me.
We are going to take a break and slip away this afternoon. My nephew Steve and his wife Denise are in Daytona Beach for a couple of days, and we are going to get together with them for dinner. Steve and Denise are really cool people, and we are looking forward to spending some time with them.
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Thought For The Day – Remember that everyone you meet is afraid of something, loves something, and has lost something.