#1 NYT bestselling author Linda Lael Miller

Archive for April, 2012

My Friend Katie

My childhood friend, Katie Cremer Johnson, passed away recently, way too soon.

Katie was one of the most spirited and vivacious people I’ve ever known, full of fun, laughter and mischief.  In high school, she once wore a teacher’s shoes around all day.  They were the black, orthopedic kind with holes in the toes.  When the teacher spotted them, we expected fireworks.  Instead, she said sweetly, “Why, I have a pair just like that!”  When we went on school bus trips, usually to basketball games in some nearby town, we would often sing “99 Bottles of Beer on the Wall”

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Still Learning New Tricks

Just yesterday, niece/assistant Jenni showed me how to get to this larger window, so I didn’t feel like I was tweeting, with a 14o character limit.  Seems like I learn something new every day, which is a great thing.  I guess when we stop learning, it’s all over. Fortunately for me, there’s one heck of a lot I don’t know, so I’m in no danger of running out of material.  :) 

Hope you’ve checked out the new video–there’s a link in yesterday’s blog.  We watched it over and over again, and a few happy tears were shed, too.  They really caught

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