Mother’s Day Special

Time is running out. Mother’s Day will be here sooner than you think. So don’t delay… rush off to the K. Lorraine website, http://klorraine.com for your discount savings coupon and order the woman in your life a copy of, ‘Poetry in Motion’. The book is available for purchase on the K. Lorraine website through CreateSpace.

The book, ‘Poetry in Motion,’ is filled with fifty-two original poems that the favorite woman in your life will love. You will see from the following testimony that many folks loved the book.

POETRY IN MOTION crosses the finishing line. The new release by Author, K. Lorraine was a sold out event at the N. Ft. Myers Church of God on Sunday, April 24, 2016. The line was long at the book signing, and the sales brisk. ‘Poetry in Motion,’ is the first book that Ms. Lorraine has written and published to completely sell out.

Ms. Lorraine commented, “I want to thank everyone who attended the book signing and a BIG thank you to those who pre-ordered the poetry book online. I’m thrilled to have a book sell enough copies to pay for itself, and have a profit to defray the cost of my next book to release for Father’s Day.”

The book, ‘Poetry in Motion,’ is loved worldwide. You will definitely want a copy in your home library too. Book cover art is called ‘Seven Sails,’ and painted by the author. Permission given to use by the owner, Eric Krafft.

Thank you for your love & support. Happy Mother’s Day…

Happy reading,
K. Lorraine

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Is it CHRIST–mas or Commerce-mas?

Nothing can top the Christmases of my youth. It was a much simpler time then. Today, kids grow up too fast. All the toys are electronic or made in ways that stifle the creative, and wholesome minds of children.

Just yesterday, on Facebook, an ad posted a Happy Hour toy bar set. Three young kids were pretending to be patrons. “Step up to the bar and order your favorite drink,” the caption said. The picture on the box depicted a child who looked about three years old. On his face was a grimaced smile. His eyes appeared shifty. The two patrons sitting on the bar stools looked about the same age.

But, what caught my attention was the kids were holding a beer bottle in their hands. I read the description on the box. The wording reads: This toy set contains a pretend bar, two bar stools, and beer bottles. The toy was for children ages three and up. I read it more than once because I was sure this must be a joke.

Two FB member left comments. The first; “Introduce your children to their first year in college.”  The second said, “More like, introduce your kids to high school.” Another comment said, “For aspiring bartenders.”

Sorry folks, but I didn’t think this was a laughing matter. I’m a mother of two adult children in their forties. In fact, my daughter made the comment about introducing your kids to college. It appalled me that a reputable toy company would produce this kind of toy. What does this say to our kids today? Would a three, four or five year old even understand the concept of an adult bar?

Children’s story books are different now too. My sister says, “You need to appeal to what kids want. And they want Transformers. They want anything electronic. A good old fairy tale doesn’t appeal to the masses any longer.”

Well, I remember the Golden Books. I remember the Disney characters of Donald Duck and Pluto.

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My occupation is writing books. I have many published books. I write books for adults in different genres. I write books for the young child too. My stories have characters that are fun to read about. The storyline is a plot that their young minds will understand. I write about Lego blocks. I write about a boy and his Teddy bear looking for Santa’s house. I write with words that paint a picture. I urge you to go to my website http://klorraine.com and visit the library of books that I’ve written.

And now let me rant a moment on the battery operated ride on cars. There is a Barbie car and a Jeep. Military ride-able cars. Fancy, high end automobiles. I can only image that there are other styles I’ve over looked.

My question is, what has happened to bicycles that the front and rear wheel turn by using healthy muscles? I remember going to my grandmother’s house. The activities she planned to occupy us were fun things.

She picked up appliance boxes and provided us with crayons and scissors. My sister and I were about ten and twelve years old at the time. Today, a child of that age would laugh at the idea. But, we used our creative minds. We made cars made from the cardboard boxes. We usually made convertibles. But I remember an instance where we put two boxes together to make a hardtop sedan.

Kids today have Ipods, Ipads, computers, cell phones and who knows what else… Television wasn’t even an option for most of us who grew up in the 1950’s. I’m all for progress and technology, but, I’m not for growing up before your time.

Is there any wonder why there is so much youth crime and violence? They skipped over a childhood who ‘wished upon a fairytale star’. They’d never heard of Lassie. And who are the Lone Ranger and Tonto?

I’m sure the biggest majority of you who will read this blog will say, “You’re a mean one, Mr. Scrooge.” And others, perhaps will agree with me. I wrote this piece provoked from television toy ads and Face Book postings.

We live in a world of over rated toy advertisements that flood our children’s minds. Get 15% off when you buy two or more toys! And as parents, we want our kids to be happy. So we go into debt buying the high priced must-haves that often end up in yard sales. A market economy is what keeps the manufactures happy and makes the world turn on its axis.

Do we live any longer on modest means? Stop the product worshiping. Instead, find your way back to the true meaning of Christmas.

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A child has come forth to save mankind and for us to glorify HIM and pray
Behind this glorious day, completes the greatest story told
You who are faithful… we give HIM gifts of frankincense, myrrh and gold.

Joseph and his wife, Mary, did listen to the angels sing
Earth rejoices with happy unbridled voices
Son of God, our Heavenly King
Underneath the starry sky
Shepherds watch their flock with joyful eye.

 

What is it, CHRIST–mas; or Commerce–mas under your tree?

Thank you for reading my blog.
K. Lorraine