#1 NYT bestselling author Linda Lael Miller

Archive for November, 2007

Thanksgiving on the Triple L

I have so much to be grateful for this year. Yes, it was the year my beloved dad went over the river to rest among the trees, to paraphrase Stonewall Jackson’s dying words. But I am still grateful–because his passing was graceful and relatively pain free, because he was such a wonderful father, because his smile and his mischievous blue eyes will live in my memory until I cross that river myself.

My wonderful, funny mother, Hazel, is in good health and happy in her snug apartment.

The critters are all snug and safe, well-fed and well-loved.

The ground is

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We admitted we were powerless over horses….

Step one for the horse-addicted. A new member of the family, Traveler, will be arriving this weekend, God willin’ and the creek don’t rise. (Yes, I’m naming him for Robert E Lee’s intrepid steed, Traveller. Just decided to go with one L. Those Civil War books I’m planning pop up in every area of my life!)

Today, after my writing, I’ll be out in the barn, mucking stalls. With this sore foot, I haven’t been able to get my barn boots on. :) Because the work I do–writing–is so mental and so sedentary, I need more horse-time, and more barn-time, and

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Though the term “stick ’em up” is widely used in Western films, it wasn’t actually coined until the 1930’s.