Smorgasbord End of Summer #Party – Weekend August 25th/26th 2018 – Invitation.

Sally hosts a great party, don’t miss it!!! I will be getting a treatment on one of those days but I am going to try really hard to at least pop in and say hello. Last year we all had a great time and I am sure this year will be the same. Thank you, Sally. ♥♥♥

Smorgasbord - Variety is the spice of life

You are invited to the End of Summer Partyon the weekend of August 25th and 26th to enjoy music, good food, witty conversation and an opportunity to plug your books and your blog.

Of course in this virtual world of ours music is great, and so is the wit, but the food is less fattening. It is a chance to mingle and make new contacts and learn more about your fellow bloggers which is always a good thing.

To enable you to do this, there will be four meals where you can be a guest over the two days.

Brunch, Afternoon Tea and Dinner on Saturday and Sunday Lunch.

I want to make this as easy as possible to accept this invitation so please just answer these three questions.

  1. Please give me the title of a piece of music that means a lot to you with a brief reason…

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Rudy to the Rescue

This is priceless, don’t pass it up. ☺☺☺

Nutsrok

Farmer Brown had dozens of hens, but no rooster, so he goes down the road to the next farmer and asks if he has a rooster for sale.  The other farmer says, “Yeah, I’ve this great rooster, named Rudy. He’ll service every chicken you got, no problem.” Well, Rudy the rooster costs a lot of money, but, farmer decides he’d be worth it. So, he buys him and takes the rooster home. He then sets him down in the barnyard and gives the rooster a pep talk, “Rudy, I want you to pace yourself now. You’ve got a lot of chickens to service here, and you cost me a lot of money. Consequently, I’ll need you to do a good job. “So, take your time and have some fun,” the farmer ended with a chuckle.

Rudy seemed to understand, so the farmer points toward the hen house, and Rudy took…

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On Neighborhood Relations.

This is hysterical.

Mitigating Chaos

I used to have problems with some of my neighbors, but since I have started packaging my trash this way, they seem much more pleasant.  IMG_4941

They say “Good Morning” with a smile, keep the music volume real low and don’t let their dogs on my lawn.

I wonder what has changed?

Hey, fuggetaboutit, but thanks to my buddy, Burt Poston for the photo. He’s a stand-up guy.

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Smorgasbord Blogger Daily – Monday 30th July 2018 – Margot Kinberg, Hugh Roberts and #Reviewer Linda Hill Book Bag

Great selections.

Smorgasbord - Variety is the spice of life

Welcome to the first of this week’s blogger daily and a small selection of posts that I have enjoyed.

The first post is from crime and mystery writer Margot Kinberg on the subject of Happy Endings and how those who read crime (murder stories) still have an expectation of sorts, despite the circumstances. Certainly I know I like to feel that there has been some form of resolution with justice served, but Margot would love to hear your views. An interesting post for all writers since the ending of our stories can be where we let our readers and ourselves down. Margot shares some excellent examples from some of our favourite mystery and crime writers.

The thing about crime stories is that they involve, well, crime. Often (not always) that crime is murder. So, crime fiction fans don’t expect things to go smoothly and happily in the books they read…

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If the Truth Be Told

Another great book by, Daniel Kemp.

Gabriel Constans

The Story That Had No Beginning by Daniel Kemp.
Reviewed by Gabriel Constans.

51eGvdQIgBLTom Collins, and his sister Alice (Alicia), are twins who were separated into foster homes when they were 8 years of age. As adults, they’ve taken different paths. Tom becomes a thug, in and out of prison, and Alicia is a famous photographer, care of the graces of her mentor and mother figure (Mary O’Donnell). The Story That Had No Beginning, takes a close look at these siblings as adults, and explores their lives together with friends, co-workers, and acquaintances, and the inter-connections that take place. What appears to be straight-forward, and obvious, may or may not be so.

Mr. Kemp has written a superb crime story, with the actions, thoughts, feelings, and consequences of the main characters being told by way of deceased Tom Collins, who can see into the past. Tom says, “All…

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His Memory Corner For Milly

“You should never lose your childish innocence”. Beautiful, Jenni.

A Teacher's Reflections

A “Memory Corner”

made for Milly

from a child who adored her.

A favorite birthday photo of them together,

laughing and wearing a silly hat.

Tiny treasures carefully and lovingly arranged,

and a note that reads:

“Dear Milly, I hope you are having a good time
in heaven.”

Jennie

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Smorgasbord Laughter Lines – Images to make you #Smile and #Memory Games

Time for some laughs from Sally. Enjoy!! I did. ☺☺☺

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Memory Games

What was its name?

Two elderly couples were enjoying friendly conversation when one of the men asked the other, “Fred, how was the memory clinic you went to last month?”

“Outstanding,” Fred replied. “They taught us all the latest psychological techiniques-visulization, association-it made a huge difference for me.”

“That’s great! What was the name of the clinic?” Fred went blank He thought and thought, but couldn’t remember. Then a smile broke across his face and he asked, “What do you call that flower with the long stem and thorns?”

“You mean a rose?”

“Yes, that’s it!” He turned to his wife. . .”Rose, what was the name of that clinic?”

Passion.

Two police officers saw this old woman staggering down the street, stopping her they can tell she has had far too much to drink and instead of taking her to jail they decide to just drive her…

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Sally’s Cafe and Bookstore – Summer #Sale – #Children’s Books, #Thrillers #Fantasy – Charles E. Yallowitz, John W. Howell, Jemima Pett, M. J. Mallon and Diana J. Febry

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Welcome to the third of the Summer Sale posts with discounted books by authors on the shelves of the Cafe and Bookstore. There is one more sale posts scheduled for the 20th of July.

Some of the books from Monday 9th may still be on sale so worth checking:https://smorgasbordinvitation.wordpress.com/2018/07/09/sallys-cafe-and-bookstore-summer-sale-brigid-p-gallagher-hugh-w-roberts-jacquie-biggar-and-victoria-zigler/

And from Friday 13th (lucky for some): https://smorgasbordinvitation.wordpress.com/2018/07/13/sallys-cafe-and-bookstore-summer-sale-99p-99c-children-ya-poetry-african-adventure-lucinda-e-clarke-darlene-foster-natalie-ducey-and-annette-rochelle-aben/

All the spaces have now been filled but if you have any of your books that are FREE in July there is still some room on those posts.

Wednesday July 18th and Saturday July 21st – Spaces filling up quickly

Just let me have the link to the book on Amazon or Smashwords and the dates the book is free … I will have all your other details on file.. sally.cronin@moyhill.com

The first author today with a discounted offer on his latest book is Charles Yallowitz – Quest of the Brokenhearted…

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A Trip to Remember – Part 1 of 8

I am off to Italy…again. Thank you for sharing, Don. Looking forward to the series. It brings back some wonderful memories. ☺☺☺

Author Don Massenzio

My wife, daughter and I just experienced the trip of a lifetime to Italy. It was memorable on several levels.

First, as Catholics, we were able to journey to the ‘home office’ and experience the rich history and tradition of the religion we’ve belonged to since birth.

Second, as an Italian, I was able to get a glimpse into the history of my ancestors and understand my background just a bit better.

Third, as a musician, I was able to sing with a top-notch choir in some of the most historic churches in Europe.

Last, but certainly not least, I was able to experience the trip through the eyes of my 10-year-old daughter.

I’m going to break the trip down by each day with pictures and anecdotes. As I lost my phone on the third day of the trip, I’m relying on photos taken by many of my co-travelers.

I…

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These Are My Wishes For You

A beautiful wish that was shared with me and I would like to share with all of you.

Penny Wilson Writes

*This is a quote that my BFF gave to me years ago.  I’ve always treasured it and I keep it on my fridge with a magnet.  Once in a while I will remember to stop and read it.  I did that yesterday.  Every time I do this, it stops me in my tracks.  A wonderful and beautiful sentiment.  I want to share this beautiful wish with you.  May your life always be as blessed.

These Are My Wishes For You–  

“May you find serenity and tranquility in a world you may not always understand.

May a kind word, a reassuring touch, and a warm smile be yours every day of your life, and may you give these gifts as well as receive them.

May you find time in each day to see the beauty and love in the world around you.

May you find enough inner strength to determine…

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