#1 NYT bestselling author Linda Lael Miller

Archive for June, 2008

Storm Coming In

I think we’re in for a dandy lightning storm tonight, here in Virginia. I do love a rollicking good storm. :) Last night, the whole sky lit up. Call me crazy, because I hope it happens again.

I promised an update on the day’s activities, and here it is. We visited two plantations, the fabulous Shirley Plantation, occupied by members of the Carter family for eleven generations, along with a nearby plantation called Westover. There is a 350 year old Willow Oak tree on the grounds, and the property is right on the wide, beautiful James River. After a week of

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Sunday in Chester, VA

I’m writing this on my laptop, on Jim and Gladys Lael’s screened sunporch. Doris and I drove down from Manassas yesterday, after stopping off to mail home all my new Civil War books. THAT was, literally, like losing a hundred pounds!

Of course it’s Father’s Day, so Dad is very much on my mind. I’ve reached the point where I remember the happy times, more than grieving, but it still side-swipes me once in a while.

Today we’re visiting a plantation, and I’ll write more about that later, to share the experience with you as much as I can. I’ll

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“Keep your ear to the ground” referred to the practice of plainsmen listening to the ground to hear hoof beats. It became the westerner’s warning to stay alert.