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The Howey Mansion

The Howey Mansion

I joined a group from the American Association of University women for a tour of The Howey Mansion at Howey-in-the-Hills, Florida about an hour drive from The Villages, where I live. We gathered at the Eisenhower Recreation Center, joined together in a caravan and met...
Royal

Royal

I joined thirty ladies of the National Society of Daughters of the Union on a field trip to Royal, one of Florida’s oldest African American communities, fifteen minutes’ drive from The Villages, Florida. We drove up to a fenced area with an historic marker...
WritingBug_Article

WritingBug_Article

The suspense was killing me. Surrounded by hundreds of my fellow Florida Writers Association members, I was among the small group of Village authors waiting for the announcement of the prestigious Royal Palm Literary...
Speaking Engagement

Speaking Engagement

I spoke at the Mission Hills Ladies Club. Sixty members came. I told them how I learned my father’s story and shared his experiences as a Prisoner of War. Many members asked questions and most seemed quite interested. I sold 7 books....
Wreaths Accross America

Wreaths Accross America

December 15 has been designated as National Wreaths Across America Day. An effort is made to cover every veteran’s grave with a wreath in a ceremony where a specially made wreath is laid by a person who whispers that veteran’s name and says a short prayer. This is not...