#1 NYT bestselling author Linda Lael Miller

Archive for December, 2006


After three solid days and nights in this house (beautiful as it is) I needed to get out for a few hours, so last night I went over to the local casino, bought some tickets and played my favorite penny slot machine–Cleopatra. The objective is to get three or more Pharohs, because then you get 15 bonus spins. The bonuses, of course, are hard to find. That’s why they’re bonuses. These particular machines are popular, and I’ve seen people literally throw themselves across them to claim one. At busy times, it’s hard to even get one, but I usually manage.

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The Prayer Shawl

I was home alone this Christmas, if sharing space with Sadie, Bernice, Cha Cha, Jitterbug AND my cousin Kathy Bannon’s cat, Rudie, can be called ‘alone’. The Readmans, who are not just staff, but family, are away spending Christmas in Northport. They will be back sometime today, the good Lord and the highway department willing, and I will be glad to see them.

I am indeed the classic example of the woman who has everything, and I have sincerely asked friends and family NOT to give me gifts. Several still persist–silver earrings from my dad and stepmother (they’re lovely), the

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From the end of the Civil War until 1890, some 10 million head of cattle were driven from Texas to Kansas.