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My last time in an outhouse

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Good-morning, kittens & dawgs! I am totally into learning about my ancestors. Last Friday, you sampled a taste of my genealogy with Meet my parents. I shared with you that Mom and Dad were both born in southern West Virginia. Of course, I lived there until I married in 1979.

In the era my parents were born (late 30s to mid-40s) times were hard for the mountaineers. Folks in the small woods communities in McDowell County had few luxuries and many lived in conditions we would think are primitive today.

outhouse found on pintrest

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I got to thinking about their many inconveniences and things we take for granted like bathrooms. In those days, you went to the bathroom in an Outhouse (outdoor toilet) in most areas. Although, finding a spot behind a tree would work, too. When I was a little girl that’s the only bathroom my family had until the late 60s. Have you had the privilege of using one?Now, this brings me to the point of post. I have a funny story to share about my last time in an outhouse.

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Special Deal!!! The Tale of Ole Green Eyes E-Book

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Not long ago, I converted my children’s book to e-format ($1.99). That’s isn’t a bad deal. Now, it’s even better! For the entire month of June, I’m running a $0.99 cent special! At checkout, be sure to enter Coupon Code: NE47C to get the 50% off savings!

Click E-Book format to get your copy today!

Wait, there is more…

If you would like a personally autographed copy of my book ($7.99 MSRP) from my personal reserve, then I’m going to extend the 50% off offer to those who buy the e-book version. Your cost will be $4.00 plus shipping/handling.

To complete the special pricing a manual PayPal invoice will need to be generated. This is easy-peasy! All you’ll need to do is send an email to curiousasacathy@gmail.com and I’ll be happy to do this for you.

NOTE: This offer is effective only while supply lasts or until June 30, 2012 which ever comes first.

It’s Friday with Follow Friday Four Fill-In Fun

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This is so me by the time the weekend gets here, how about you?

Be still my beating heart, it’s Friday! Whoo-hoo, let the partying begin!!! Alright, I’m not a party animal and I never been. Fridays signal it’s time to kick back and relax.  Au contraire to what some may think, SAHM do look forward to the weekends just as much as working gals and guys.

Yesterday’s post entitled Yesterday I asked questions about monetizing your blog. Please, if you haven’t given your two cents (pardon the pun) on this topic yet, then I certainly welcome reading your personal experience a little or a lot.

Oooh, did you by chance notice in my right side menu ——–> Yes, Amazon is doing it again! They have dropped the price on my book, temporarily.  This is a tremendous saving for you at Amazon’s expense.

Do you know of any kiddos who would like a copy of it for their birthday or Christmas or any occasion? If so, order yours before the price shoots up again!

Now where was I? Oh yes…
Lucky for me, lucky for you this is one of my Fridays which I can do a little blog hopping.  With that being said, I’m going to visit Hilary’s @
Each week, Hillary plans to list four statements with a blank for you to fill in on your blog. If you want to join the fun and come up with four fill in’s of your own, please email them to her at  here If she uses them, then she will add you as co-host to the hop! This week’s co-host is Beth Ann from It’s Just Life (she came up with the last two statements)

It would give Hillary a lot of  LOVE, if you could please help her spread the word about this hop – Tweet it, FaceBook share, and add the linky to your post…

This week’s statements:

1.Somehow____ comes naturally to me
2.I could spend hours in a ____ store
3.If money and time were no consideration, today I would ____________________and _____________________.
4.You should always take time to _______________

My answers:

1.Somehow doing everything wrong(not really, it just sounds funny) comes naturally to me

2.I could spend hours in a virtual rubber stamp (remember, I hate shopping except for online!) store

3.If money and time were no consideration, today I would say to my sweetie, “Forget work today!” and then I would pack a weekend bag for us to venture off someplace without a care in the world.

4.You should always take time to each day to do something special for yourself. It makes no difference what it is, as long as it gives you joy.

Time for you to have some fun. Hilary has a few rules, but they are totally doable. Here’s all she’s asking you to do…

  • Please add the Follow Friday button to your post or your blog.
  • Next Follow Hilary, (you can follow me, too =D). If there is a co-host, please follow them as well. Leave a comment for Hilary and she will follow back (me, too!)!
  • Finally, link your Follow Friday Four Fill-In Fun post to the linky below and don’t forget to grab the linky to post on your blog

Have a fun-filled weekend!



New Review of My Book

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Blogger Broadcast wrote a lovely review of my children’s book. I hope you’ll decide to take a moment to read it here!

Thanks, Amanda!

Amazon Smokin’ HOT Deal!

This is way too good to keep to myself.  Just check this out, Amazon has lowered the price of my book. I’m not sure why this is, but who cares, right? This is a hot deal and YOU can get in on a good thing now!

“What’s the book about,” you ask.  Read below…

Indian summer gave way in the Appalachian Mountains with the colors of autumn blanketing the East Tennessee hillside. Two sisters, Brittany and Nicole, were spending the weekend with their grandparents.

On the first evening of their stay, Great-Grandma Sarah had come for a visit. By the warmth of a cozy fire in the living room, Brittany and Nicole listened closely to Great-Grandma’s true story about a face-to-face meeting with a panther named, Ole Green Eyes, and how she and younger sister, Ella, barely escaped a terrible fate.

The weekend’s promise of fun with their grandparents included cookie baking, apple picking, and romping through the leaves. However, when the two sisters venture into the woods and find a large paw print in the soft dirt, they suddenly recall Great-Grandma’s story and warnings about wild animals in the woods from their Papaw. As the late afternoon sunlight begins to fade, the woods darken quickly and things soon get a little scary. Turn the pages now, if you dare to read Brittany and Nicole’s adventure in, THE TALE OF OLE GREEN EYES.

This is an early reader both boys and girls, ages 5-9, will enjoy. If you still want an autographed copy, but want to take advantage of Amazon’s hot deal then zip me an email requesting an autographed book-plate. Send who you want the book to be autographed to and your address.