#1 NYT bestselling author Linda Lael Miller

Archive for November, 2013


Thank you for all your wonderful and heart-touching comments on yesterday’s blog.  You definitely reminded me of a point worth mentioning: the folks on the home-front deserve our help, encouragement and understanding also.  My hat is off to everyone who ‘holds down the fort’ back home, while their soldier is serving.  Having lived in Port Orchard, WA for many years, near the Naval installations at Bremerton and Bangor, I’ve known a lot of Navy wives, especially, and also extended families, of course.  Debbie Korrell and Harriet Vick, this means you, among others.  Military wives–and these days the term would more

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Veteran’s Day

I’ve been wanting to write this entry all day, but, as sometimes happens, my internet service was out of commission.  Thanks to Chris, the weekend wrangler, pet-sitter and computer wiz, here we go.

These past few days, I’ve seen veterans around town, selling the familiar red poppies.  Many of them are my dad’s age, part of the Greatest Generation–you know, the one that saved the world?  It touches me to see these people, still serving, still proud, even after all these years.  These are the folks who helped to liberate Europe, who landed on Iwo Jima and other Pacific islands,

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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.