A Fan Comment to Die For!


“Well, I instantly fell in love with Jessie and Tye in White Witch and was hooked from there on, so hooked that a few times I started reading when I got into bed and the next thing I knew daylight was peeping through the blinds and birds were chirping! lol I finished Darlin’ Druid and started Dashing Druid last night. I absolutely love this series and hope there are more to come! I will recommend these books to my friends! :)”

~~Posted by Jody Kibbey on my Facebook fan page

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Grandma’s Apron


I received this via email and couldn’t resist passing it along. It brings back memories of my own grandma. (Notice that a “Medium” is a size 14-16)

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Remember making an apron in Home Ec? Remember Home Ec? If we have to explain “Home Ec” you may delete this. I just don’t have the energy anymore. Read on.

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The History of ‘APRONS’ I don’t think our kids know what an apron is.
The principal use of Grandma’s apron was to protect the dress underneath because she only had a few and because it was easier to wash aprons than dresses and aprons required less material. But along with that, it served as a potholder for removing hot pans from the oven.
It was wonderful for drying children’s tears, and on occasion was even used for cleaning out dirty ears.
From the chicken coop, the apron was used for carrying eggs, fussy chicks, and sometimes half-hatched eggs to be finished in the warming oven.
When company came, those aprons were ideal hiding places for shy kids.
And when the weather was cold, Grandma wrapped it around her arms.
Those big old aprons wiped many a perspiring brow, bent over the hot wood stove. Chips and kindling wood were brought into the kitchen in that apron.

From the garden, it carried all sorts of vegetables. After the peas had been shelled, it carried out the hulls.
In the autumn, the apron was used to bring in apples that had fallen from the trees.


When unexpected company drove up the road, it was surprising how much furniture that old apron could dust in a matter of seconds.
When dinner was ready, Grandma walked out onto the porch, waved her apron, and the men folk knew it was time to come in from the fields to dinner.
It will be a long time before someone invents something that will replace that ‘old-time apron’ that served so many purposes.
Send this to those who would know (and love) the story about Grandma’s aprons.
REMEMBER:
Grandma used to set her hot baked apple pies on the window sill to cool. Her granddaughters set theirs on the window sill to thaw.

The Govt. would go crazy now trying to figure out how many germs were on that apron.
I don’t think I ever caught anything from an apron- but love…
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Have a great day.

The Alamo Revisited


In July, my husband and I spent a few days in San Antonio, about five hours down the highway from our home in Fort Worth, Texas. We’ve visited the Alamo several times before, yet it’s always a fresh experience. I thought y’all might enjoy seeing some photos from our latest visit.

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Main entrance to the Alamo. No photos are allowed within the sanctuary, a shrine to those who died here.

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Back courtyard looking toward the long barracks. Originally, the Alamo complex was much larger.

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The only remaining portion of the Long Barracks, once the largest building of the Alamo compound – a two part, two-story structure connected by a one-story section. It served as a hospital for the Alamo defenders.

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The courtyard consists of different parts. Several cannon from the battle are located in the Cavalry Courtyard.

Live oak in courtyard

Planted in 1914, this spreading live oak grows in the middle of Convento Courtyard.

Six Flags of Texas

The Courtyard of Flags displays six different flags that have flown over Texas down the centuries.

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Entrance to the Alamo Gift Museum: Built in 1936, this building houses historical exhibits and a collection of books and gift items.

Horse and Carriage

One of the city’s famous horse and carriages stopping alongside the wall that encloses the Alamo courtyard.

Menger Hotel

One of the oldest and most celebrated hotels in Texas, the Menger Hotel was built in 1859. It stands next to the Alamo and one block from the world-famous River Walk.

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Lobby of the Menger: beautiful!

Crockett Hotel

Built in 1909, The Crockett Hotel stand where Davey Crockett and outnumbered Texians defended the southeast palisade of the Alamo compound during the 13-day siege in 1836.

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Dining area in the Crockett Hotel: cool horse!

Rocky Mountain High on Cowboy Kisses


As some of you may know, I’m part of a group of authors who blog on Cowboy Kisses, a wonderful site hosted by author Ginger Simpson. We each post an article once a month, usually on a topic related to the Old West. Today is my day to post, and I decided to share photos and tidbits about my trip to Silver Plume, Colorado.

“The Plume” is a fascinating piece of western history. Please stop by for a visit to this unique Rocky Mountain home. http://cowboykisses.blogspot.com

Clue: Are you afraid of heights?

Enter to win!


Dashing Druid, book two in my Texas Druids trilogy, is featured on the RomCon blog — in two categories, Historical and Paranormal. Read an excerpt, leave a comment with your email address, and you will be entered to win a FREE Kindle copy of the book. I hope you’ll drop over and say hi. 🙂

Historical link: http://www.romconinc.com/index.php?option=com_lyftenbloggie&view=entry&year=2012&month=09&day=04&id=2464%3Adashing-druid-by-lyn-horner&Itemid=5

Paranormal link: http://www.romconinc.com/index.php?option=com_lyftenbloggie&view=entry&year=2012&month=09&day=04&id=2463%3Adashing-druid-by-lyn-horner&Itemid=5

A Day to Remember!


Friends, this has been a really good day for me. Two of my books received a 5-star review. That’s never happened before on one day. I posted an excerpt from the Darlin’ Druid review by Mel Comley earlier. The other 5-star review came from Regency Romance author Ashley Kath-Bilsky. She reviewed my memoir, Six Cats In My Kitchen. Here is an excerpt:

“There is this sense of predestination that is almost impossible to ignore, and the reader cannot help but recognize that each of these dear creatures (with their individual personalities) were meant to be part of this particular family. The fact Lyn and her young family embraced each one with such unselfish love and compassion, shows us that although six cats at one time is alot to handle and care for, the love and companionship these cats provided each family member, often at difficult times in their lives, was truly priceless. The book is a very fast read, and each page truly keeps you captivated. In fact, I could not put it down and read it in one sitting. I also enjoyed the style of Lyn’s writing in that you feel you are chatting with Lyn over a cup of tea. Her personality is fun and engaging. A thoroughly enjoyable read! “

If you’d like to read the whole review, please click on the book title above. That takes you to the Amazon book page. Scroll down a little way and you’ll find Ashley’s review under Most Recent Customer Reviews, over to the right.

Yippee ki yay, partners! I’m riding high on fan love!