#1 NYT bestselling author Linda Lael Miller


Ankle and Mom Updates

First, though, a happy birthday wish to my nephew, Jerome Lael.  He’s 16 today!  Hard to believe–they grow up so darn fast.

Mom is still coughing, and I’ve asked her doctor to refill her antibiotics Rx, and also to make sure she’s getting enough oxygen.  She’s resting comfortably in my guest room and eating better, which is progress.  Thank you for your prayers and good wishes; we both appreciate all the love you can send our way.

My ankle is much improved, though still a little swollen.  I have to be careful on uneven ground, and when I get too tired, I wear a brace.  Don’t want to molly-coddle it too much–you might say I’m being cautiously active.  :)

Tomorrow is my birthday, and I will be 66 years old.  Amazing.  I don’t feel any older than 35 most of the time!

I have Weight Watchers in the morning and hope to do a little better than last week–I’ve been very, VERY good.  :) 

96 comments to “Ankle and Mom Updates”

  1. Dorothy Hilton
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      · June 9th, 2015 at 9:02 pm · Link

    Hope your Mom gets to feeling better, And your ankle greatly improves. Congratulations on your new book.



  2. Renae Kinsey
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      · June 9th, 2015 at 9:04 pm · Link

    Oh I wish I could celebrate your birthday with you, mom and Jen!
    I certainly hope your mom feels better and I am surprised you’re 66!!!! U don’t look close to that age- and u have lots of spunk!!!! I don’t know where u and Bill get your energy- im pooped!
    Love to the whole gang! Xoxox



    • linda
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        · June 15th, 2015 at 2:40 pm · Link

      You silver-tongued devil, you.



  3. Jo-Ann Baker
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      · June 9th, 2015 at 9:04 pm · Link

    Happy Birthday! I’m 67 with 8 grandchildren and still don’t feel that old. Its all just in our head but our body’s just ack some like after I watch 5 kids all day.
    Have a wonderful Birthday!



  4. Laska Bull
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      · June 9th, 2015 at 9:05 pm · Link

    Happy Birthday!!! Linda and good luck tomorrow at WW…Your doing amazing. Prayers for your Mother and for You and all the help you are giving your Mother…

    God Bless You..

    ~Laska



  5. Patti
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      · June 9th, 2015 at 9:06 pm · Link

    You are always very very good. :) Sending prayers; I’m glad you and your mom are doing better.



  6. VBeverly Evanger
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      · June 9th, 2015 at 9:09 pm · Link

    prayers for mom. and i hope your ankle gets better soon. also a huge happy birthday to you



  7. Dawn Roberts
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      · June 9th, 2015 at 9:11 pm · Link

    First happy birthday, may you day and the next year be more wonderful than the last. Second, I totally get not feeling your age, I’m 51 yrs old, a grandmother and I just don’t see myself as I thought 51 yr old should be. I feel like I have so much more life to live.



  8. Sharon Rackham
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      · June 9th, 2015 at 9:11 pm · Link

    Dear Linda
    Am sending more prayers your way for your Mom and yourself.
    i am hoping for a successful speedy recovery for both of you!!

    Please give yourself the time to heal properly. A very Happy Birthday to you and joining the Senior but active Club!!!!

    Good luck on your Weight Watchers meeting. I have lost 84 lbs since January by using the point system. We do not have any access to meetings up here in Clearwater so I do it on my own. The battle continues!!!!!

    Cheers,

    Sharon
    x



    • linda
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        · June 15th, 2015 at 2:41 pm · Link

      WOW!!! You’re a Weight Watchers maven!!!



  9. Kathryn Smith
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      · June 9th, 2015 at 9:12 pm · Link

    Happy Birthday, Linda! Have a great day.



  10. pat Dennis
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      · June 9th, 2015 at 9:12 pm · Link

    Hope you (and you Mom) recover soon.
    Happy 66th to you. I don’t feel a day over 80 – of course I am only 70. Oh well!!!!



  11. Leanna
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      · June 9th, 2015 at 9:14 pm · Link

    Happy birthday!



  12. Pamela Devereux
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      · June 9th, 2015 at 9:14 pm · Link

    Happy Birthday a day early!! You don’t look a day over 35. Have a piece of Weight Watchers cake. Prayers for your mom. Respiratory problems are never easy. Wear the brace if you have to. You need to strengthen that ankle. We worry about you.



  13. Lisa Murray
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      · June 9th, 2015 at 9:14 pm · Link

    Happy birthday!



  14. Terri Shortell
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      · June 9th, 2015 at 9:20 pm · Link

    Happy Birthday to you and your nephew. I’m glad your ankle is better and hope your mom gets well soon. Good luck at WW.



  15. pat
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      · June 9th, 2015 at 9:21 pm · Link

    Happy birthday! Age is just a number. I’m more active today than when I was 35. I hurt my foot two weeks ago and it still is giving me problems. I guess the best thing is to stay off our feet but who can do that?



  16. Virginia H
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      · June 9th, 2015 at 9:29 pm · Link

    Happy Birthday, have a great one. So glad you ankle is doing better and your mom. Take Care!



  17. Margaret
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      · June 9th, 2015 at 9:31 pm · Link

    Happy Birthday Linda! I am not quite 2 years older than you and certainly don’t feel my age.



  18. Janet Hanna
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      · June 9th, 2015 at 9:36 pm · Link

    Hi Linda, I want to wish you a happy 66. You are my favorite writer among others. I am 78 and going strong and wishing to read many more of your coming books. So again, Happy Birthday and many more. Janet



  19. Tia
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      · June 9th, 2015 at 9:47 pm · Link

    I want to wish you and your family all the best and wish you an early Happy Birthday.



  20. Jean browning
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      · June 9th, 2015 at 10:14 pm · Link

    Happy Birthday Linda! Have a blessed Day and year ahead!!



  21. Roberta Giordano
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      · June 9th, 2015 at 10:15 pm · Link

    Hope mom feels better soon. Will keep her in my prayers. Happy Birthday Libda ! I hope you have one fantastic day !



  22. Deborah Rae Nelson
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      · June 9th, 2015 at 10:16 pm · Link

    Happy birthday, Linda :-D

    Prayers for your mom’s recovery.



  23. Debbbie Lilly
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      · June 9th, 2015 at 10:18 pm · Link

    Happy Birthday Linda. I still think I’m 25. Funny thing about getting older, you never really feel any older in your mind. But, your body has a way of letting you know it’s not 25 any more. Take care of your ankle. By the way, I recently missed the last step on the stairs in the house. Being the over achiever I am, I fractured two metatarsal bones and have a hairline fracture in the cuboid bone at the base of the two metatasals. Have a wonderful birthday tomorrow! :)



  24. DIXIE HADLEY
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      · June 9th, 2015 at 10:25 pm · Link

    LINDA
    PRAYING FOR YOUR MOTHER’S RECOVERY AND CONTINUED IMPROVEMENT ON YOUR ANKLE. HAPPY BIRTHDAY . ENJOY YOUR DAY AND HAVE A POSITIVE WW MEETING.



  25. Gloria
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      · June 9th, 2015 at 10:39 pm · Link

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY, LINDA!!!! I pray you have many more.

    I just finished reading your book, The Marriage Season today, shortly after lunch, I think it was. I received it from Hilda late yesterday afternoon. Needless to say, I didn’t sleep much, or do much of anything else, but I enjoyed it.

    I read the portion of the new book, Christmas in Mustang Creek, and can’t wait for the book to come out in October.

    I’m glad your mom is feeling better and that your ankle is doing better. I pray both will be healed completely.

    Thanks Linda, and Hilda, for another good read.



  26. Linda Holmes
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      · June 9th, 2015 at 10:42 pm · Link

    Good to hear your ankle is doing better and that your mom is feeling better.

    I know what you mean when they grow up so fast, my niece just graduated from high school. (May 30).

    Linda



  27. Linda Holmes
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      · June 9th, 2015 at 10:45 pm · Link

    Happy Birthday Linda. Enjoy your day.

    Linda



  28. Evelyn Baldwin
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      · June 9th, 2015 at 10:46 pm · Link

    My gosh Linda you do not look anywhere near 66! Age looks good on you! Glad to hear you and your mom are doing better! My right knee is still bothering me after a run in with one of my granddoggies. Weird thing is i bent down to avoid a up on chest paw crush and he gave me a head on knee crush. Reality wow! Prayers for you and your mom! God Bless. Evelyn



  29. Teresa W
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      · June 9th, 2015 at 10:47 pm · Link

    Glad your mother is getting better. Prayers for borh of you. Did you get rid of the watch? Although glad your sticking with weight watchers.



  30. Lorraine Pitts
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      · June 9th, 2015 at 10:48 pm · Link

    Praying for you and your Mom! Happy Birthday tomorrow, hope it’s a magical day!!!!



  31. Linda Mead
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      · June 9th, 2015 at 10:50 pm · Link

    Don’t worry. Things will get better, except for the fact that you will turn 66. Happy birthday youngster.



  32. Patrice
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      · June 9th, 2015 at 10:50 pm · Link

    Happy Birthday Linda! 66 years YOUNG. :) Thank you for all the hours and hours of reading pleasure (and mental vacations)! xo



  33. Evelyn Baldwin
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      · June 9th, 2015 at 10:51 pm · Link

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!



  34. Debbie Koziel
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      · June 9th, 2015 at 11:13 pm · Link

    Happy Birthday Linda! My birthday is next Tuesday and I’ll be 59….but I still feel like I’m in my 30’s!!



  35. Linda Blenkiron
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      · June 9th, 2015 at 11:50 pm · Link

    Hi Linda,
    HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU. Hope you have a really great day and all goes well at weight watchers :-)
    Love and blessings
    Linda



  36. Marilyn Neuhoff
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      · June 10th, 2015 at 12:13 am · Link

    Just think tomorrow you can go on Medicare, but get a supplement to go with it. Have a great birthday.



  37. Rita Crofoot
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      · June 10th, 2015 at 1:04 am · Link

    Happy Birthday, Linda, I too am amazed whenever I think about the age I have become, I have heard old people say that a lot, and now I am doing it, but Good Lord how did it happen, wasn’t I just 40? Now I am 74.



  38. Charlotte Litton
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      · June 10th, 2015 at 1:11 am · Link

    Happy Birthday Linda I’m so glad to hear your ankle is healing. Sending my thoughts and prayers for your Mom.



  39. Linda Blazina
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      · June 10th, 2015 at 1:16 am · Link

    Glad to hear your mom is doing better. Hope you enjoy your birthday doing exactly what you feel like doing!! Have enjoyed the hours of reading your stories have provided over the years.



  40. Peggy Casey
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      · June 10th, 2015 at 1:33 am · Link

    Happy Birthday Linda!!! Good luck at your weigh in! May this year bring you much happiness, good health and several more best selling novels for each of us to enjoy!



  41. Mary Hostak
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      · June 10th, 2015 at 1:39 am · Link

    Happy Birthday! I just finished reading The Marriage Season and am ready for your next book!

    Mary



  42. Carol Luciano
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      · June 10th, 2015 at 1:47 am · Link

    A very big Happy Birthday blessing Linda. Also to your nephew and prayers for your Mom’s recovery. Good luck with WW.
    Carol L
    Lucky4750 (at) aol ( dot) com



  43. Nicole
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      · June 10th, 2015 at 2:22 am · Link

    Hope your mom feels better soon. Wearing a brace when needed will definitely help it. A very long healing process.

    Good luck at WW.



  44. Ruby Norwood
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      · June 10th, 2015 at 6:53 am · Link

    Happy Birthday Linda! Hope it is a great one and many more to come. I am glad your Mom is feeling better and your ankle also. Hope WW goes the way you want it to today!!



  45. judy
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      · June 10th, 2015 at 7:47 am · Link

    Glad your mom is doing a little better. Glad you are to. Happy bathday. Have a very good day.



  46. terry myers
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      · June 10th, 2015 at 7:55 am · Link

    Hope your mom the best and Happy birthday I love your books thanks for writing them I will be 61 this year :roll:



  47. Andrea Lammly
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      · June 10th, 2015 at 8:18 am · Link

    Happy Birthday Linda! Enjoy your day; you are a very young 66. :) Will continue to keep your Mom in our prayers and hope your ankle continues to heal. After Weight Watchers, I hope you will treat yourself to a nice lunch. My husband and I went to Jamaica on vacation this year with my girlfriend and her husband and we went zip-lining and we are all 57-61 years of age. We were the oldest ones there and had the time of our lives. :)



  48. Ellen Jewell
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      · June 10th, 2015 at 8:22 am · Link

    I just wanted to send a HAPPY BIRTHDAY LINDA!!
    Hope you have an excellent year. :-P



  49. Kathy
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      · June 10th, 2015 at 8:24 am · Link

    Happy Birthday Linda! Hope your Mom gets better and I hope your ankle heals soon. I took your advice and started my own WW journey. 7.75 lbs. gone! Enjoy your day and many blessings.



  50. Billiesue Sanders
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      · June 10th, 2015 at 8:29 am · Link

    Happy Birthday, Linda. I hope you have a wonderful day.

    Billiesue



  51. DONNA
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      · June 10th, 2015 at 8:35 am · Link

    Happy birthday!!! Enjoy whatever you do.



  52. Amy
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      · June 10th, 2015 at 9:09 am · Link

    Happy Birthday, enjoy!



  53. Marjorie Hawkins
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      · June 10th, 2015 at 9:11 am · Link

    Happy Birthday,Linda. I hope the ankle is well soon. Also that your Mother also is better. You are lucky to have each other. What is the next book you’re working on? I just finished Bex’s book and am reading the latest Susan Mallery book, just out.



  54. Gwenda Underwood
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      · June 10th, 2015 at 9:29 am · Link

    I am 69 now, so hard to believe we are where we are!! But through the grace of our precious Lord still going strong!!



  55. Alison
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      · June 10th, 2015 at 9:41 am · Link

    Glad to hear you both are feeling better! And I loved the pic you posted on Facebook of you & your cousin as young girls. Adorable!



  56. Rhonda Dickinson
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      · June 10th, 2015 at 9:49 am · Link

    Happy Birthday Linda!!



  57. Linda Wilson
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      · June 10th, 2015 at 9:52 am · Link

    Hope you have a very Happy Birthday and your Mom is better soon, also your ankle



  58. Deb Chudzinski
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      · June 10th, 2015 at 9:54 am · Link

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY Carolyn. I will be 66 In September.



  59. judy mathison
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      · June 10th, 2015 at 10:21 am · Link

    Congrats on your birthday. You’re old enough for Social Security. I hope you have better luck than my husband did. He had to jump through all kinds of rings because he used a shortened version of his name instead of the name on his birth certificate. Medicare didn’t care.



  60. Carolyn S.
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      · June 10th, 2015 at 10:27 am · Link

    Happy Birthday!! :-D Sending healing prayers for you and your Mom.



  61. Margy Manear
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      · June 10th, 2015 at 10:39 am · Link

    I’ve been 66 since February, and so far,so good!!! Hope yours is wonderful!!! Also hope your Mom get’s better soon. You’re very lucky to still have her!! Enjoy her!



  62. Barbara murcray
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      · June 10th, 2015 at 10:57 am · Link

    Happy Birthday Linda! Here is an Irish blessing for you on your birthday…………
    May God grant you always…A sunbeam to warm you, a moonbeam to charm you, a sheltering Angel so nothing can harm you. Laughter to cheer you. Faithful friends near you. And whenever you pray, Heaven to hear you.



  63. Sandy Fincel
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      · June 10th, 2015 at 11:03 am · Link

    My wish for you is a very happy birthday, and the best of health. Please keep writing those wonderful books.



  64. Lynn
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      · June 10th, 2015 at 11:14 am · Link

    Happy Birthday, Linda. Love your books! Wishing you and your mom speedy recoveries.



  65. Pam paterakis
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      · June 10th, 2015 at 11:19 am · Link

    Continued prayers for your Mom and you. Happy Birthday! I will be 62 on the 27th; calling it my social security birthday.



  66. Rose Marie Moran
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      · June 10th, 2015 at 11:35 am · Link

    glad you are both getting better – although it seems to take forever. :wink:



  67. Ann Bartholomew
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      · June 10th, 2015 at 12:11 pm · Link

    Happy birthday to you!! I am 66 also, and just had an email exchange with former classmates regarding or 50th reunion some time next summer. I don’t know about you, but 66 is a good age. There are soooo many advantages to being retired! I have that much more time to read your novels.



  68. Melaine
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      · June 10th, 2015 at 12:22 pm · Link

    Happy Birthday, Linda!! Wishing you a wonderful year. Good to hear of the continuing recovery of both you and your mom.



  69. Sandy
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      · June 10th, 2015 at 12:25 pm · Link

    Happy Birthday. Hope you have a fabulous day!!



  70. Diane McCarthy
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      · June 10th, 2015 at 12:47 pm · Link

    Happiest of birthdays Linda. Hope your day is spectacular. Also hoping you did well at weight watchers.

    Diane



  71. Diana E.
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      · June 10th, 2015 at 12:56 pm · Link

    Sending heartfelt Happy Birthday wishes to you, Linda. Have a wonderdul day and hopefully your mother is feeling better everyday. Glad to hear your ankle is on the mend, sounds like you’re doing just what you should. Blessings.



  72. carole
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      · June 10th, 2015 at 1:11 pm · Link

    Happy birthday! hope you and mom have a fast recovery!



  73. Patricia Stout
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      · June 10th, 2015 at 1:55 pm · Link

    Hope your ankle continues to mend and also hope that your Mom gets to feeling better. Keep us updated. Prayers coming your way.



  74. Cece
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      · June 10th, 2015 at 2:44 pm · Link

    I am glad to hear that your Mom is on the mend. My 90 yr old Mother broke her leg and is in rehab in Florida where she moved last Fall.

    Happy Birthday a day early! Hope you enjoy and have many more!



  75. Nancy C
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      · June 10th, 2015 at 4:03 pm · Link

    Isn’t it funny that when you get “older” the feet doesn’t get the message from the brain saying, “don’t do that…. Stupid!”



  76. Sharon S.
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      · June 10th, 2015 at 4:32 pm · Link

    Happy Birthday, Linda! I just turned 63 on May 28th and I don’t feel a day older than 65. :lol: On good days though, I feel about 30. I’m in agreement with Michael Douglas’ character in Last Vegas…”my body is 68, but my mind still thinks I’m 18″ or something similar. Ain’t it the truth!



  77. kathy parsons
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      · June 10th, 2015 at 5:13 pm · Link

    Hey Linda well I am sending prayers for you and your mom and a very Happy Birthday early, 66 years young God Bless You…hope you enjoy your special day with friends and family and have some fun too, sending love hugs and prayers always and am sending XTRA LOVE FOR YOUR MOM TOO.. xoxoxox



  78. Shirley Miller
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      · June 10th, 2015 at 6:36 pm · Link

    Happy Birthday! Sixty-six looks good on you! Here’s wishing you a wonderful year ahead!



  79. Nancy Rieks
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      · June 10th, 2015 at 6:47 pm · Link

    Hope your birthday is a wonderful day for you, as I know it will be, just to be able to enjoy it with your mother..tell her we all say get well fast. Happy Birthday to my favorite writer..



  80. Des
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      · June 10th, 2015 at 6:57 pm · Link

    Happy birthday Linda,

    We are the ones who have been receiving the wonderful gifts over the years through your stories. Thank you so much.



  81. Gloria Jenkins
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      · June 10th, 2015 at 7:44 pm · Link

    I pray that you and your Mom will feel better soon. I hope you have a wonderful Birthday tomorrow.



  82. Laura
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      · June 10th, 2015 at 10:02 pm · Link

    Happy Birthday Linda! I hope you will have a wonderful birthday! I so appreciate your wonderful prose and imagination, I enjoy reading and re-reading your books and have gotten so much pleasure from your characters and their life stories. Take it easy on that ankle and good luck at WW!

    Laura Liberio



  83. Ida C.
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      · June 10th, 2015 at 10:29 pm · Link

    Happy Birthday for tomorrow Linda and you are only 66 years young! Enjoy each and every one of them. Becoming ‘mature’ is a blessing denied to many. We are so lucky. Healing prayers for both you and your mom. :wink:



  84. Dona Kutska
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      · June 11th, 2015 at 4:40 am · Link

    Hope your mom is better!



  85. Dona Kutska
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      · June 11th, 2015 at 4:41 am · Link

    Happy Birthday!!



  86. Sue McCormick
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      · June 11th, 2015 at 8:18 am · Link

    Belated Happy Birthday; I hope it was joyful.

    Sending prayers for you and your mom.

    Were you talking physical age or mental? Because if it’s mental, you are way older than I am. I’m stuck at 2 years old and 12 years old, although my body is in the 80s.



  87. Marilyn Costich
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      · June 11th, 2015 at 4:42 pm · Link

    Happy Birthday! Sorry I am late with this. I just finished Marriage Season and truly enjoyed it . Your are a terrific writer and wish you and your Mom a quick recovery.



  88. Linda A. Beaudoin
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      · June 11th, 2015 at 5:11 pm · Link

    Happy Birthday!



  89. Patricia
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      · June 11th, 2015 at 5:33 pm · Link

    Happy Birthday Linda
    Enjoy the celebration today and nice to have your Mum with you too. Do hope she is feeling better.
    Love Patricia, God Bless x



  90. Eriko
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      · June 12th, 2015 at 10:42 am · Link

    Happy Happy Birthday week!!! May you feel like a royal! May you laugh, smile and giggle! We love all your books!



  91. John
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      · June 12th, 2015 at 11:41 am · Link

    Hope you have a great birthday and many more to come



  92. Shirley Meyle
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      · June 12th, 2015 at 6:57 pm · Link

    Happy Belated Birthday, Linda!
    So sorry you and Mom are not well but best wishes for both of you getting better soon. :-D



  93. Diane Sallans
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      · June 12th, 2015 at 8:05 pm · Link

    Hope you had a Very Happy Birthday! Do coddle that ankle so you don’t stretch those ligaments again



  94. Mary D Wornick
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      · June 15th, 2015 at 10:21 am · Link

    Good Morning all,
    Its been about 2 weeks since i have been here. So happy to hear that all is okay now.

    Our weather is so very hot in the 100’s for this week and no rain in sight.

    Talk with you later take care and have a good one.
    Bye all .



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