Roswell, New Mexico Alien Festival

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March 7, 2011

I was thrilled to find that a few of you floating around in cyberspace came in contact with my blog. I began to look for someone who would support my effort of reinventing myself as a writer. I thought I would make the subject of my first book about aliens. After all, I lived in the Alien Mecca of the world.

A very talented woman did accept the challenge of working with me. She soon became my Editor. She thought, “what better place” to kick off my writing career, but at the 2011 Alien Festival in Roswell, New Mexico. She began to work at creating a media blitz with a book signing appearance. In essence, my career started in Roswell, New Mexico, at the Alien Festival.

It is now six years later. The year is 2017. I have published dozens of books since my debut. Please feel free to visit my website http://klorraine.com and browse through the site. There is a wealth of information for your reading pleasure.

I hope the little tickler that I’ve included will excite you enough to find the book Next Generation: Love in Silence and read it. The book is a quick and light read that is available in the Amazon ebook store and in paperback too. Coupons are on my website at http://klorraine.com. The content of the story is rated PG, so I do caution that the material isn’t suitable for the very young audience.

Happy Reading,

K. Lorraine

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March Wind

 

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March wind is a jolly fellow;

He likes to joke and play.

He turns umbrellas inside out

And blows men’s hats away.

 

He calls the pussy willows

And whispers in each ear,

“Wake up you lazy little seeds;

Don’t you know that spring is here?”

 

I thought it might be fun to write a story using bits & pieces of quotes about the March wind. There were too many authors who penned the quotes. So, I chose to just paraphrase them.

Did March come in like a lion and go out as a lamb? In the desert of New Mexico, the answer is YES and NO. you see, the March winds are upon us here in the desert. The temperature is a gorgeous 88 degrees. But, the wind gusts range from 45 MPH and up to around 55-65 MPH.

What makes the March winds blow? Botanists say that trees need the powerful winds to flex their trunks and main branches. There is a wonderful mythical law of nature.

In the Sprig, the green leaves sprout from the buds. The Spring wind draws the sap up to nourish the budding leaves. And we enjoy watching them as they flutter and shake about.

When one has faith that the spring thaw will arrive, the winter winds seem to lose some of their punch.

And the rough winds do shake the darling buds of May. The Daffodiles, Lilies and an array of other flowers are in bloom. The sun shines bright with a warmth that rises with a glorious hallelujah.

The wind is differences in atmospheric pressure. If it weren’t for this rising and sinking motion in the atmosphere, we would have no wind. But we’d not have something we call weather.

Make the most of today. Our passions are the winds that propel us. Nothing will stop the truth from marching on. Nature’s peace will flow into you as sunshine flows into the trees.

Poems are one of the best ways to connect oneself with the imaginative world. We all know that May comes after April. And April is a month of a wild ride of alternating snow and sun. We all know that the flowers start to bloom in May, except for a few warm states where they show off every day of the year.

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They say April showers bring May flowers to tell you that it’s okay when it rains. A daffodil clings amongst the downpour. April says she’s tired of it being cold. And  the showers stirred up the soil. May thought that was pretty nice.

On that rainy April day. Would all the flowers turn to showers in the sunny month of May?

Life is a splendid thing, for sure. Wasn’t God so nice to make the cloudy skies? He planted all the flowers. I want to thank God for His daily blessings. And for the softest of April showers too. If it wasn’t for the gentle April showers, there wouldn’t be the loveliest of May flowers.

So, my advice is, always look on the sunny side of things. And give thanks for a fresh new Spring.

 

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by K. Lorraine… February 15, 2016

The morning breeze sings                                 

On the ribbons of spring air

Her love melody, gentle

Until next time… Happy reading, K. Lorraine

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The luck of the Irish and wearin’ O’ the green.

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Today is the day fer the wearin’ o’ the green.

Today is the day when the little people are seen.

Today is St. Patrick’s Day, so if ye’r Irish me lad,

Join the celebratin’ fer the grandest time ta’ be had.

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Wings of Gold

By K. Lorraine

I found you standing in the cold

Wearing only wings of gold

If a Leprechaun you do hold

You’ll go to the end of the rainbow

To find his pot of gold.

Sifting sand of stories unfold

Stars of the night to hold

Shining upon a pot of gold

A confession told

For thou whom I behold

The wee people stole the gold

Return the wings of gold

A new life to spin of old

Nothing gold can stay

Obey and do not stray

Or resume your wandering way.

Author, K. Lorraine wants to send her Irish sentiments to all her fans on this day… St. Patrick’s Day.

(picture #1 taken at our Florida home. Second picture taken at our New Mexico home. Either way, I’m wearin’ O’ the green. My mother was a Daily.

 

Spring day in Roswell, New Mexico

Not complaining. The high of 94 degrees today. Loving Spring here in the Roswell, NM desert.  RR sun

Reminder… There are TWO FREE books in the Reading Room for your leisure enjoyment. All you need to do is go to the K. Lorraine web page http://klorraine.com and click on the Reading Room icon. And then you can select the book of your choice.  th

Enjoy your day. I’m going shopping.

Until next time,

Happy reading, K. Lorraine

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Bienvenida, Welcome to our desert New Mexico home

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In June, 2016, my husband and Ed and I decided to return to our Southwestern home. We had spent three years in Southwest Florida living in our waterfront home. Ed was homesick and longed to be in the desert again.

So, we packed our bags, circled the wagons and it was westward ho for us. It was a five day adventure as we crossed the country. Two thousand miles, in fact.

We decided that we didn’t want to live in our New Mexico house the way it was. We wanted change. Interior design is a passion for Ed and me. So we set out to change each room, one-by-one.

This blog features the colors and culture of the southwest. And how we incorporated them into the design of our dining room.

 

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I hope you enjoy a tour of our New Mexico dining room.

See you next time with a new blog feature.

You can read more about author, K. Lorraine at http://klorraine.com

 

Date Night Senior Citizen Style

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Walter & Katy Shuster are at it again…

By author, K. Lorraine

Copyright © 2013 by K. Lorraine Books

Wednesday night this past week was date night for my husband, Ed  and me. Romance for us has become closeness. And that’s a nice thing to reflect upon.

Ed and I have been together twenty-five years. A second go-round for both. We married in 1992. Our five children are grown and have lives of their own. We live in the southwest, and our kids are still living and working in ‘cold country’.

Retirement is different for everyone. You make it what you want it to be. My husband wants to spend most of his day wearing his robe. He sits in his recliner and reads. He likes to putter and tinker with restoration projects. He likes to use his creative mind landscaping our yard.

I prefer to get dressed and start my day with a writing a blog or continuing adding a chapter to a book.

Yes, I consider myself an author. I’ve been at it full-time since 2011. My first published book was a science fiction love story. Next Generation: Love in Silence. It wasn’t a best seller (about 500 copies sold), but it was the book that got my feet wet as a writer. I’ve written many books since, in various genres. You ask? What does this have to do with senior dating?

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Not much, other than our life gets into a rut pretty fast for Ed and me. We aren’t in body building. We aren’t into sports. But, what we do together counts. So, we make a point to have three meals together each day. We make a point to go to church together. And we love shopping in thrift stores and antique shops.

We try to schedule a weekly date night. Sometimes we have a romantic dinner at home. Sometimes we have friends over for a meal and conversation. Sometimes we just watch TV together. This past Wednesday ended on a different note than we expected.

Katy wrote the following blog through her life as a Golden Girl.

Walter & Katy Shuster are a fictitious couple.  Walter & Katy Shuster live in Southwest Florida. The land of pink flamingos and retirees. The following blog is a depiction of a date night for the not-do-typical retired couple.

The morning started with breakfast. The weather was nice… sunshine and warm air temperature. Walter watched TV. You see, he’s a staunch Trump supporter who’s into the Trump confirmation hearings. On-the-other hand, I spent a few hours playing internet games.

I had a doctor appointment with my cardiologist later in the afternoon. So we had an early lunch and I started to get ready. The appointment was at three o’clock. Walter suggested we go out to dinner afterward for date night. That was fine with me.

The phone rang just as we were going out the door. It was the doctor’s office needing to reschedule my appointment. So, the question was to go or stay home. My answer was… I’m dolled up, so I’m up for a steak dinner.

There wasn’t any turning back. The afternoon was right out of a Seinfeld episode. Early bird dinner at a steak house. Home before dark. And Walter was back in his robe watching the news channel.

I was back pounding the computer keyboard, playing more games. I was in bed watching Law and Order SVU at eight. Only because my normal TV program, Code Black, was pre-empted by a music award program. And like every night, Walter and I watched the ten o’clock news together in bed.

As Walter climbed into bed, he said, “Nice date night, huh, Katy?”

I answered, “Not bad Walter.”

“See you next Wednesday, Katy”?

“It’s a date Walter. How about a Mexican cuisine next time”?

“Sounds good. You know much I like a fart-fest”…

“Good-night Katy”.

That’s life. You’ve got to love this man, and I love my life.

Thank you for reading my this week’s blog. Written by K. Lorraine

Coming Soon

The Misadventures of Walter and Katy Shuster

Book Two

The Traveling Dingleberries

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Be sure to look for the Kindle E-book to release in April, 2017

Sneak preview…

The red HHR hovercraft was loaded with our gear. We arrived at the Roswell spaceport and the Commander donned his space suit for the gravitational sojourn.

“Dear,” said K. Lorraine, “My spacesuit has gotten a little snug around my waist. And I think it makes me look like a silver foil wrapped sausage.”

The Commander did his best to smooth his wife’s ruffled feathers like the good husband he was. And then he reminded Punken that everyone was wearing the same spacesuit.  “I promise that no one will recognize you. You are still the prima Donna in my life”.

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Thank you for reading this week’s blog.

K. Lorraine & Commander Mr. Ed

Read more books available in the K. Lorraine library at http://klorraine.com

 

Shufly Pie and I don’t care

 

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I wanted to share a lovely experience that I Ed & I had yesterday. We went to a luncheon at our new church in Roswell, NM. An associate pastor and his family moved to La Rosa, NM a few weeks ago. The Lord sent them to the small community of a few hundred people. La Rosa’s number of non-attending church members is 96 %. So, Pastor Brandon knew he had a big job to do for the Lord.

This post is about the adjustments that he and his family are making. The La Rosa church doesn’t have enough money to pay him a salary. So, the pastor started looking for a job. He is a qualified teacher. He went to interview at the school district. The interview went well, but the school didn’t have enough money to pay him either. His answer was, “It’s okay, I’d be happy to substitute free.” But, this did not discourage him.

The family was invited to speak at yesterday’s luncheon. It was sort-of-a howdy back to see church friends here. He knew the Lord would show him the way to support his family of four. He spoke with humor, integrity and a love of God. The children are home schooled. And the girls are talented musicians.

Ed and I didn’t know them because we’ve attended church services a short time. We are still newcomers to town. But, what I do know is this church has shown me the way to trust the Lord.

I love living in the dessert southwest. But what I love most are the people. Roswell is close to Texas on the east and southern boarders. The people are genuine. They wear jeans and plaid shirts… cowboy boots and hats. They are ranchers and farmers. And the Texas ‘twang’ is abundant everywhere.

I’m an urban dweller at heart. But, I’ve never gotten a warmer welcome than from the southwestern folks. I was in awe to listen to the music performed by the pastor’s girls and two of their friends. Their ages ranged from ten to sixteen. The four children played instruments and sang also. The medley of songs were Bluegrass hill tunes. I admit that I wasn’t familiar with the music.

But, it was refreshing to listen to music that was real. I was impressed that the two boys had decent hair cuts and wore their jeans at the waist. And the girl’s hair styles were neat, natural colored shoulder length coifs. Peacock feathers of blue, green and pink adorn the cowboy hats and are not sprayed on the heads of folks here.

The food was good, the music refreshing and the fellowship wholesome. Ed & I had a wonderful afternoon at church… and it wasn’t Sunday. No, we don’t live in a time warp, we are blessed to live in God’s country…

Thank you for reading my post. Louise has company this weekend, so there won’t be any blogs until Monday, October 24th.

Enjoy your weekend… K. Lorraine

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Welcome back. The UPSIDE DOWN coffee table book resumes. Work continues on the K. Lorraine website technical problem, however, my editor has been able to get the new blog uploaded. You can read ‘Do Aliens walk among us?’ on both webblogs – Word.Press.com – My funn stuff I blog about – and http://klorraine.com, the K. Lorraine website. Blog #7, in the unfinished coffee table book, UPSIDE DOWN is offered FREE for your reading pleasure. The featured excerpt is from the 2011 book – Next Generation: Love in Silence. Juke is of two minds to stay on Earth, or to return to his home planet. Sonoma discovers that to leave Planet Earth could expand her mental ability to evolve beyond her wildest expectations. The star crossed lovers had a difficult decision to make. The book is available on Createspace, Kindle ebooks and the K. Lorraine website. Thank you for taking a sneak peek at the new blog post. Happy Reading, K. Lorraine
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Dear FB friends, My webmaster updated the K. Lorraine webpage a few days ago. Thank you Jeannie for a job well done. I love the streamline, modern look that she gave the site. As we all age, a face lift never hurts. But, I was just instructed on how to navigate my new webpage, so I can give you some insight on how to find your way around the front page. There are several small icons on the upper portion of the page in the area of my picture. Click on the icon that you want to explore. The reader will find the NEW and older BLOGS when you click on the icon that says – K. Lorraine Books. If you click on Walter Shuster – you will find an entire list of books that I’ve published over the years and where you can purchase the book if you so desire. When you click on Twitter, you will be taken to one of my Twitte pages. I’ve discovered that if you click on the tab ‘HOME’, you will go to another and more updated Twitter page. I am working with my web designer on updating the Author’s Bio. It is six years old and could use an update about the advancement of my writing career over the years. I suggest that you take some time and explore what the K. Lorraine site has to offer you. Today’s BLOG – GO to the ends of the world by by auto, boats, trains, planes or donkeys – Oatman, AZ. I’m always looking for new blog topics. I’m not sure if it was by accident or good fortune that brought to me the… Read the full blog on my newly renovated website http://klorraine.com . I’ll take you to some places that you might not have seen before. Happy Reading, K. Lorraine
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Today’s blog is short, but cute. The pictures are of our resident turtle that would visit often at our Florida home. I sort of adopted it and he, in turn, inspired me to write the poem that stirred me to paint ‘Turtle.’ Read the full blog, including the poem that I wrote and view the pictures of the turtle’s Florida home. http://klorraine.com Have fun… K. Lorraine
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Happy days are here again… I’ve just been notified that The NEW Spog book in the series of children’s books, SpogTames a Bully, is available for purchase. Createspace and the K.Lorraine website http://klorraine.com has the paperback format and the e-book format is available on Amazon Kindle e-books. The Spog books are under a new format. The size of the book has been reduced to 6×9–an easier size for kids to hold. The author will no longer add the coloring and activity pages to the book. It has become cost prohibitive to hire a graphic artist to do the renderings. The Spog books are still a high quality product and the stories are still fun adventures for the young reader. Thank you and We hope you enjoy this cute, fully illustrated children’s story with a valuable learning lesson.
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I wanted to share a lovely experience that I Ed & I had yesterday. We went to a luncheon at our new church in Roswell, NM. An associate pastor and his family moved to La Rosa, NM a few weeks ago. The Lord sent them to the small community of a few hundred people. La Rosa’s number of non-attending church members is 96 %. So, Pastor Brandon knew he had a big job to do for the Lord. This post is about the adjustments that he and his family are making. The La Rosa church doesn’t have enough money to pay him a salary. So, the pastor started looking for a job. He is a qualified teacher. He went to interview at the school district. The interview went well, but the school didn’t have enough money to pay him either. His answer was, “It’s okay, I’d be happy to substitute free.” But, this did not discourage him. The family was invited to speak at yesterday’s luncheon. It was sort-of-a howdy back to see church friends here. He knew the Lord would show him the way to support his family of four. He spoke with humor, integrity and a love of God. The children are home schooled. And the girls are talented musicians. Ed and I didn’t know them because we’ve attended church services a short time. We are still newcomers to town. But, what I do know is this church has shown me the way to trust the Lord. I love living in the dessert southwest. But what I love most are the people. Roswell is close to Texas on the east and southern boarders. The people are genuine. They wear jeans and plaid shirts… cowboy boots and hats. They are ranchers and farmers. And the Texas ‘twang’ is abundant everywhere. I’m an urban dweller at heart. But, I’ve never gotten a warmer welcome than from the southwestern folks. I was in awe to listen to the music performed by the pastor’s girls and two of their friends. Their ages ranged from ten to sixteen. The four children played instruments and sang also. The medley of songs were Bluegrass hill tunes. I admit that I wasn’t familiar with the music. But, it was refreshing to listen to music that was real. I was impressed that the two boys had decent hair cuts and wore their jeans at the waist. And the girl’s hair styles were neat, natural colored shoulder length coifs. Peacock feathers of blue, green and pink adorn the cowboy hats and are not sprayed on the heads of folks here. The food was good, the music refreshing and the fellowship wholesome. Ed & I had a wonderful afternoon at church… and it wasn’t Sunday. No, we don’t live in a time warp, we are blessed to live in God’s country… Thank you for reading my post. Louise has company this weekend, so there won’t be any blogs until Monday, October 24th. Enjoy your weekend… K. Lorraine
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NEW BLOG: One Cent Fire book Sale.. I’ve been following a newbie author for a while now. And while my editor was on vacation, I decided to read book, instead of writing one. So, I went to to Amazon Kindle and bought this author’s latest published work. The author pleaded with her readers, “I need a decent comment. I need a decent report. If you read one of my books because I sent it to you, please just go out there and post something. I can type. I have spell check. So, help me. Help me to get a decent comment. Just type something.” I tried to accommodate the writer’s plea because I know the frustration of not getting feedback on my writing. Go to my website k.lorraine.com and read my book review. You decide for yourself if the book is for you. Enjoy, Happy Reading, K. Lorraine
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Ed & I went shopping downtown Roswell, NM yesterday. We had gone to help a shop owner friend with the Muscular Dystrophy Lockup fundraiser. We thought the event was happening in his rock shop, Ancients of Days. Whoops, we missed the mark. He was locked up in a mock jail in a restaurant a few miles away. So, I thought it might be a good time to chat it up with some of the patrons who were looking at rocks. My friends, Don & Andrea and long time friend Paula, (owners) handle some of my Spog items. They do this for me because Roswell is an alien & that’s what Roswell is all about… ALIENS. But friendship has special perks too. Paula was holding down the fort until Don was freed from jail. Two women were picking out rocks and we began to talk. Ed was wearing his Shuster adult coloring book shirt… (he is my walking billboard.) One woman saw the coloring book on the book shelf and connected it to Ed’s shirt and then back to me. We began a friendly dialogue about, what else other than, K. Lorraine books. The long and the short of the story is that the woman wanted to buy the book. Her son was sick and she thought the fun Florida pictures and stories would be a great gift. She bought the book & I autographed it for her. On Wednesday, my shipment of Spog Tames a Bully books arrived. Since we were going downtown, it was the perfect chance to add the new book on the shelf at Ancients of Days. Don got back to the store and mentioned that the Spog dolls are gone except for one. And book # 1, ‘The Lost Alien’ in the Spog series was all gone too. Wow, a triple whamy. The Spog inventory was depleting, the Shusters sold a book, and another K. Lorraine book is now available for sale. Who could ask for more? Oh, by-the-way, I’ve discontinued the Spog dolls from my product inventory. The dolls are too expensive to make any longer and sell at an affordable price. They were made in Idaho, but my doll maker moved away and I never found a seamstress who wanted the job. I guess this is a long post, but a worthy one to read. Did we make a contribution to the MDA Lockup? YES! Thanks K. Lorraine fans for being a friend.
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My editor was on vacation, so I wanted to play. Louise took a week off to attend a family reunion in Alabama. This gave me the chance to read a book instead of writing one. I’ve been following a newbie author for a while and decided to buy her latest published work. The author pleaded with her readers, “I need a decent comment. Please just go out there and post something. So, help me. Help me to get a decent comment. Just type something.” I tried to accommodate her plea because I’m a softie and I know the frustration of not getting feedback on my writing. So today’s blog was the best that I could come up with. This morning, I received an anonymous instant message. It doesn’t take a clairvoyant to know who sent it, but she has blocked me and won’t let me respond. Hmmm, not nice! She wrote. “I have NEVER slandered your work but you keep hacking mine. I have NEVER been vindictive of others, yet you go through others to do that to me. I have asked nicely for you to remove your remarks /comments from my work and yet they are still there. Today I ask again. Remove any / all remarks / comments on my books that you have placed on Amazon.” My thought was…I can’t do that. I BOUGHT the book. I read the book. I wrote a review about the book. I did not slander the author. I did not hack her. I wouldn’t have a clue how to do it! I did not go through others to create dissention. Vindictive is not in my vocabulary. The First Amendment gives me ‘Freedom of Speech’. She concludes with. “You know and I know that YOU want to hurt. I cannot help that. But forgive yourself because both GOD and I have forgiven you.” I said, “thank you for wanting to save my soul. God will do that if He thinks my Amazon review and my blog were unkind or unfair. And, we forgive others to make us feel better, not to change them. I did nothing wrong, but I accept your blessing and prayers.” Book reviews are written to help other book enthusiasts. It is left to the reader of a review to judge for themselves if the story is a good fit. A review is not meant to bolster the author’s ego. I don’t regret what I wrote. It was the truth from my perspective. The author is not within her rights to threaten me to remove my remarks, comments or review. I rated the book fairly. I also did what the writer requested. “Just type something.” In fact, I put a lot of thought into writing an interesting blog. The full blog can be read on my website http://klorraine.com . My site also has a link to WordPress where the blog is featured also. Until next time, K. Lorraine
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Tue 10:57am

GIVE ONE–TAKE ONE–A Blog about two Public Libraries October 17th, 2016
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Sanford, Michigan Little Free Library Two thousand miles separate them, but the vision of spreading the joy and power of sharing books is the same. Author K. Lorraine supports both libraries by sharing her books. A list of books that are on the library shelves in Sanford, Michigan and Roswell, New Mexico, are included in the blog. Read the full story at http://klorraine.com or WordPress.com Until next time, Happy Reading, K. Lorraine
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12:36pm

“Shufly pie and I don’t care…”
KLorraine Lorraine added 2 new photos.
I wanted to share a lovely experience that I Ed & I had yesterday. We went to a luncheon at our new church in Roswell, NM. An associate pastor and his family moved to La Rosa, NM a few weeks ago. The Lord sent them to the small community of a few hundred people. La Rosa’s number of non-attending church members is 96 %. So, Pastor Brandon knew he had a big job to do for the Lord. This post is about the adjustments that he and his family are making. The La Rosa church doesn’t have enough money to pay him a salary. So, the pastor started looking for a job. He is a qualified teacher. He went to interview at the school district. The interview went well, but the school didn’t have enough money to pay him either. His answer was, “It’s okay, I’d be happy to substitute free.” But, this did not discourage him. The family was invited to speak at yesterday’s luncheon. It was sort-of-a howdy back to see church friends here. He knew the Lord would show him the way to support his family of four. He spoke with humor, integrity and a love of God. The children are home schooled. And the girls are talented musicians. Ed and I didn’t know them because we’ve attended church services a short time. We are still newcomers to town. But, what I do know is this church has shown me the way to trust the Lord. I love living in the dessert southwest. But what I love most are the people. Roswell is close to Texas on the east and southern boarders. The people are genuine. They wear jeans and plaid shirts… cowboy boots and hats. They are ranchers and farmers. And the Texas ‘twang’ is abundant everywhere. I’m an urban dweller at heart. But, I’ve never gotten a warmer welcome than from the southwestern folks. I was in awe to listen to the music performed by the pastor’s girls and two of their friends. Their ages ranged from ten to sixteen. The four children played instruments and sang also. The medley of songs were Bluegrass hill tunes. I admit that I wasn’t familiar with the music. But, it was refreshing to listen to music that was real. I was impressed that the two boys had decent hair cuts and wore their jeans at the waist. And the girl’s hair styles were neat, natural colored shoulder length coifs. Peacock feathers of blue, green and pink adorn the cowboy hats and are not sprayed on the heads of folks here. The food was good, the music refreshing and the fellowship wholesome. Ed & I had a wonderful afternoon at church… and it wasn’t Sunday. No, we don’t live in a time warp, we are blessed to live in God’s country… Thank you for reading my post. Louise has company this weekend, so there won’t be any blogs until Monday, October 24th. Enjoy your weekend… K. Lorraine
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Sep 26th, 4:15pm

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K. Lorraine SITE sponsored contest Come one—come all… The contest, ‘Fun stuff I blog about,’ runs from Tuesday, September 27 – October 11, 2016. The winners will be announced before the end of October. You don’t need to be a professional writer to enter the ‘Fun stuff I blog about’ contest. All that is required is that you like to read. If you can read, you can write. Being real is the name of the game. For the full contest entry rules, please go to http://klorraine.com–and remember, the contest runs from Tuesday, September 27 – October 11, 2016. Good luck. Happy Reading and Happy Writing, K. Lorraine
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Oct 3rd, 3:56pm

Happy Monday fun!
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Today’s blog is short, but cute. The pictures are of our resident turtle that would visit often at our Florida home. I sort of adopted it and he, in turn, inspired me to write the poem that stirred me to paint ‘Turtle.’ Read the full blog, including the poem that I wrote and view the pictures of the turtle’s Florida home. http://klorraine.com Have fun… K. Lorraine
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Oct 10th, 10:03am

The weather might be cool, but the Shuster adult coloring book is filled with warm Florida pictures to color. Check it out…
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This must be a sign that winter is approaching in some parts of the country and people are looking at fun ways to occupy their time. More and more LIKES are coming in daily, supporting the adult coloring book, Fun in the Florida Sun. You know, why not have some Florida fun in the comfort of your living room? Buying the book is less costly than a plane ticket. Walter and Katy Shusters’ adult coloring book is available through CreateSpace and at the K. Lorraine website http://klorraine.com. Thank you for the LIKE and Happy Coloring…
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Oct 12th, 10:44am

“Ready or not, here I come,” Spog said after he closed his eyes and counted to ten.
KLorraine Lorraine added 2 new photos.
Alien Hide N’ Seek Join Spog & Joe as they play the children’s game of hide N’ seek. Joe was feeling a little down one day and Spog wanted to help chase the blues away. Read the full blog about Joe and Spog. Help Joe find Spog in his hiding spots. Will Joe find Spog? How will the story end? I’m through here, so I’ll be on my way. Until we meet again, go splash in mud puddles and play out in the rain. Happiness is found in reading, K. Lorraine http://klorraine.com
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Oct 14th, 11:24am

A TRIPLE whamy!
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Ed & I went shopping downtown Roswell, NM yesterday. We had gone to help a shop owner friend with the Muscular Dystrophy Lockup fundraiser. We thought the event was happening in his rock shop, Ancients of Days. Whoops, we missed the mark. He was locked up in a mock jail in a restaurant a few miles away. So, I thought it might be a good time to chat it up with some of the patrons who were looking at rocks. My friends, Don & Andrea and long time friend Paula, (owners) handle some of my Spog items. They do this for me because Roswell is an alien & that’s what Roswell is all about… ALIENS. But friendship has special perks too. Paula was holding down the fort until Don was freed from jail. Two women were picking out rocks and we began to talk. Ed was wearing his Shuster adult coloring book shirt… (he is my walking billboard.) One woman saw the coloring book on the book shelf and connected it to Ed’s shirt and then back to me. We began a friendly dialogue about, what else other than, K. Lorraine books. The long and the short of the story is that the woman wanted to buy the book. Her son was sick and she thought the fun Florida pictures and stories would be a great gift. She bought the book & I autographed it for her. On Wednesday, my shipment of Spog Tames a Bully books arrived. Since we were going downtown, it was the perfect chance to add the new book on the shelf at Ancients of Days. Don got back to the store and mentioned that the Spog dolls are gone except for one. And book # 1, ‘The Lost Alien’ in the Spog series was all gone too. Wow, a triple whamy. The Spog inventory was depleting, the Shusters sold a book, and another K. Lorraine book is now available for sale. Who could ask for more? Oh, by-the-way, I’ve discontinued the Spog dolls from my product inventory. The dolls are too expensive to make any longer and sell at an affordable price. They were made in Idaho, but my doll maker moved away and I never found a seamstress who wanted the job. I guess this is a long post, but a worthy one to read. Did we make a contribution to the MDA Lockup? YES! Thanks K. Lorraine fans for being a friend.
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Tue 11:01am

GIVE ONE–TAKE ONE–A Blog about two Public Libraries October 17th, 2016
KLorraine Lorraine added 3 new photos.
Sanford, Michigan Little Free Library Two thousand miles separate them, but the vision of spreading the joy and power of sharing books is the same. Author K. Lorraine supports both libraries by sharing her books. A list of books that are on the library shelves in Sanford, Michigan and Roswell, New Mexico, are included in the blog. Read the full story at http://klorraine.com or WordPress.com Until next time, Happy Reading, K. Lorraine
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12:44pm

“Shufly pie and I don’t care…”
KLorraine Lorraine added 2 new photos.
I wanted to share a lovely experience that I Ed & I had yesterday. We went to a luncheon at our new church in Roswell, NM. An associate pastor and his family moved to La Rosa, NM a few weeks ago. The Lord sent them to the small community of a few hundred people. La Rosa’s number of non-attending church members is 96 %. So, Pastor Brandon knew he had a big job to do for the Lord. This post is about the adjustments that he and his family are making. The La Rosa church doesn’t have enough money to pay him a salary. So, the pastor started looking for a job. He is a qualified teacher. He went to interview at the school district. The interview went well, but the school didn’t have enough money to pay him either. His answer was, “It’s okay, I’d be happy to substitute free.” But, this did not discourage him. The family was invited to speak at yesterday’s luncheon. It was sort-of-a howdy back to see church friends here. He knew the Lord would show him the way to support his family of four. He spoke with humor, integrity and a love of God. The children are home schooled. And the girls are talented musicians. Ed and I didn’t know them because we’ve attended church services a short time. We are still newcomers to town. But, what I do know is this church has shown me the way to trust the Lord. I love living in the dessert southwest. But what I love most are the people. Roswell is close to Texas on the east and southern boarders. The people are genuine. They wear jeans and plaid shirts… cowboy boots and hats. They are ranchers and farmers. And the Texas ‘twang’ is abundant everywhere. I’m an urban dweller at heart. But, I’ve never gotten a warmer welcome than from the southwestern folks. I was in awe to listen to the music performed by the pastor’s girls and two of their friends. Their ages ranged from ten to sixteen. The four children played instruments and sang also. The medley of songs were Bluegrass hill tunes. I admit that I wasn’t familiar with the music. But, it was refreshing to listen to music that was real. I was impressed that the two boys had decent hair cuts and wore their jeans at the waist. And the girl’s hair styles were neat, natural colored shoulder length coifs. Peacock feathers of blue, green and pink adorn the cowboy hats and are not sprayed on the heads of folks here. The food was good, the music refreshing and the fellowship wholesome. Ed & I had a wonderful afternoon at church… and it wasn’t Sunday. No, we don’t live in a time warp, we are blessed to live in God’s country… Thank you for reading my post. Louise has company this weekend, so there won’t be any blogs until Monday, October 24th. Enjoy your weekend… K. Lorraine
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K. Lorraine is resurrecting stories about the hum drum life of Florida retirees Katy and Walter Shuster. If you need a laugh watch for Shusters daily post.

11/14/2012 12:22pm

Ho Ho, Santa and his elves are busy at work making toys for children. Author, K. Lorraine has joined Santa and his elves at the North Pole. Spog the Cuddle doll and the delightful Read & Color books would brighten any smile on Christmas morning. Details about how to order the American handmade doll and books can be found at http://klorraine.com. The Cuddle doll and Spog the Alien books will be sent directly to your home. Please allow up to 4 weeks for delievy.
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11/14/2012 1:23pm

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09/09/2013 3:04pm

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Oct 4th, 1:09pm

The book has been okay’d by the publisher and is available for purchase.
KLorraine Lorraine added a new photo.
Happy days are here again… I’ve just been notified that The NEW Spog book in the series of children’s books, SpogTames a Bully, is available for purchase. Createspace and the K.Lorraine website http://klorraine.com has the paperback format and the e-book format is available on Amazon Kindle e-books. The Spog books are under a new format. The size of the book has been reduced to 6×9–an easier size for kids to hold. The author will no longer add the coloring and activity pages to the book. It has become cost prohibitive to hire a graphic artist to do the renderings. The Spog books are still a high quality product and the stories are still fun adventures for the young reader. Thank you and We hope you enjoy this cute, fully illustrated children’s story with a valuable learning lesson.
KLorraine Lorraine

12:54pm

“Shufly pie and I don’t care…”
KLorraine Lorraine added 2 new photos.
I wanted to share a lovely experience that I Ed & I had yesterday. We went to a luncheon at our new church in Roswell, NM. An associate pastor and his family moved to La Rosa, NM a few weeks ago. The Lord sent them to the small community of a few hundred people. La Rosa’s number of non-attending church members is 96 %. So, Pastor Brandon knew he had a big job to do for the Lord. This post is about the adjustments that he and his family are making. The La Rosa church doesn’t have enough money to pay him a salary. So, the pastor started looking for a job. He is a qualified teacher. He went to interview at the school district. The interview went well, but the school didn’t have enough money to pay him either. His answer was, “It’s okay, I’d be happy to substitute free.” But, this did not discourage him. The family was invited to speak at yesterday’s luncheon. It was sort-of-a howdy back to see church friends here. He knew the Lord would show him the way to support his family of four. He spoke with humor, integrity and a love of God. The children are home schooled. And the girls are talented musicians. Ed and I didn’t know them because we’ve attended church services a short time. We are still newcomers to town. But, what I do know is this church has shown me the way to trust the Lord. I love living in the dessert southwest. But what I love most are the people. Roswell is close to Texas on the east and southern boarders. The people are genuine. They wear jeans and plaid shirts… cowboy boots and hats. They are ranchers and farmers. And the Texas ‘twang’ is abundant everywhere. I’m an urban dweller at heart. But, I’ve never gotten a warmer welcome than from the southwestern folks. I was in awe to listen to the music performed by the pastor’s girls and two of their friends. Their ages ranged from ten to sixteen. The four children played instruments and sang also. The medley of songs were Bluegrass hill tunes. I admit that I wasn’t familiar with the music. But, it was refreshing to listen to music that was real. I was impressed that the two boys had decent hair cuts and wore their jeans at the waist. And the girl’s hair styles were neat, natural colored shoulder length coifs. Peacock feathers of blue, green and pink adorn the cowboy hats and are not sprayed on the heads of folks here. The food was good, the music refreshing and the fellowship wholesome. Ed & I had a wonderful afternoon at church… and it wasn’t Sunday. No, we don’t live in a time warp, we are blessed to live in God’s country… Thank you for reading my post. Louise has company this weekend, so there won’t be any blogs until Monday, October 24th. Enjoy your weekend… K. Lorraine
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Thanks for the LIKE and now read the rules and enter the contest. I know that you do a lot of fun and interesting things in your line of work, your life, travel and with family & friend. Have fun with your contest entry. The prize package is a good one. K. L.
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Sep 30th, 12:47pm

Disappointment is something that you want to quickly get over, but it most often just settles in at the back of your mind and nags away at you for a while.
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Disappointment is uncomfortable, complex and stirs up a lot of emotions. It can leave you at loose ends about what to do next. In the face of trouble, our natural tendency is to complain. Unfortunately, griping to others tends to drive people away. Read the entire blog at http://klorraine.com and while you there at my website, why not sign up for K. Lorraine email. This is a safe and secure feature where your email address will not be shared. It’s a way to get all of the latest news about the author and what she is doing and teasers about what might be happening in the future. Please share this post with friends and others who you think might be interested in the publications and books written by author, K. Lorraine. Thank you and Happy Reading…
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Oct 3rd, 3:45pm

Happy Monday fun!
KLorraine Lorraine added a new photo.
Today’s blog is short, but cute. The pictures are of our resident turtle that would visit often at our Florida home. I sort of adopted it and he, in turn, inspired me to write the poem that stirred me to paint ‘Turtle.’ Read the full blog, including the poem that I wrote and view the pictures of the turtle’s Florida home. http://klorraine.com Have fun… K. Lorraine
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Oct 4th, 1:00pm

The book has been okay’d by the publisher and is available for purchase.
KLorraine Lorraine added a new photo.
Happy days are here again… I’ve just been notified that The NEW Spog book in the series of children’s books, SpogTames a Bully, is available for purchase. Createspace and the K.Lorraine website http://klorraine.com has the paperback format and the e-book format is available on Amazon Kindle e-books. The Spog books are under a new format. The size of the book has been reduced to 6×9–an easier size for kids to hold. The author will no longer add the coloring and activity pages to the book. It has become cost prohibitive to hire a graphic artist to do the renderings. The Spog books are still a high quality product and the stories are still fun adventures for the young reader. Thank you and We hope you enjoy this cute, fully illustrated children’s story with a valuable learning lesson.
KLorraine Lorraine

Oct 12th, 10:37am

“Ready or not, here I come,” Spog said after he closed his eyes and counted to ten.
KLorraine Lorraine added 2 new photos.
Alien Hide N’ Seek Join Spog & Joe as they play the children’s game of hide N’ seek. Joe was feeling a little down one day and Spog wanted to help chase the blues away. Read the full blog about Joe and Spog. Help Joe find Spog in his hiding spots. Will Joe find Spog? How will the story end? I’m through here, so I’ll be on my way. Until we meet again, go splash in mud puddles and play out in the rain. Happiness is found in reading, K. Lorraine http://klorraine.com
KLorraine Lorraine

Oct 14th, 11:14am

A TRIPLE whamy!
KLorraine Lorraine added 3 new photos.
Ed & I went shopping downtown Roswell, NM yesterday. We had gone to help a shop owner friend with the Muscular Dystrophy Lockup fundraiser. We thought the event was happening in his rock shop, Ancients of Days. Whoops, we missed the mark. He was locked up in a mock jail in a restaurant a few miles away. So, I thought it might be a good time to chat it up with some of the patrons who were looking at rocks. My friends, Don & Andrea and long time friend Paula, (owners) handle some of my Spog items. They do this for me because Roswell is an alien & that’s what Roswell is all about… ALIENS. But friendship has special perks too. Paula was holding down the fort until Don was freed from jail. Two women were picking out rocks and we began to talk. Ed was wearing his Shuster adult coloring book shirt… (he is my walking billboard.) One woman saw the coloring book on the book shelf and connected it to Ed’s shirt and then back to me. We began a friendly dialogue about, what else other than, K. Lorraine books. The long and the short of the story is that the woman wanted to buy the book. Her son was sick and she thought the fun Florida pictures and stories would be a great gift. She bought the book & I autographed it for her. On Wednesday, my shipment of Spog Tames a Bully books arrived. Since we were going downtown, it was the perfect chance to add the new book on the shelf at Ancients of Days. Don got back to the store and mentioned that the Spog dolls are gone except for one. And book # 1, ‘The Lost Alien’ in the Spog series was all gone too. Wow, a triple whamy. The Spog inventory was depleting, the Shusters sold a book, and another K. Lorraine book is now available for sale. Who could ask for more? Oh, by-the-way, I’ve discontinued the Spog dolls from my product inventory. The dolls are too expensive to make any longer and sell at an affordable price. They were made in Idaho, but my doll maker moved away and I never found a seamstress who wanted the job. I guess this is a long post, but a worthy one to read. Did we make a contribution to the MDA Lockup? YES! Thanks K. Lorraine fans for being a friend.
KLorraine Lorraine

Tue 10:52am

GIVE ONE–TAKE ONE–A Blog about two Public Libraries October 17th, 2016
KLorraine Lorraine added 3 new photos.
Sanford, Michigan Little Free Library Two thousand miles separate them, but the vision of spreading the joy and power of sharing books is the same. Author K. Lorraine supports both libraries by sharing her books. A list of books that are on the library shelves in Sanford, Michigan and Roswell, New Mexico, are included in the blog. Read the full story at http://klorraine.com or WordPress.com Until next time, Happy Reading, K. Lorraine
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12:33pm

“Shufly pie and I don’t care…”
KLorraine Lorraine added 2 new photos.
I wanted to share a lovely experience that I Ed & I had yesterday. We went to a luncheon at our new church in Roswell, NM. An associate pastor and his family moved to La Rosa, NM a few weeks ago. The Lord sent them to the small community of a few hundred people. La Rosa’s number of non-attending church members is 96 %. So, Pastor Brandon knew he had a big job to do for the Lord. This post is about the adjustments that he and his family are making. The La Rosa church doesn’t have enough money to pay him a salary. So, the pastor started looking for a job. He is a qualified teacher. He went to interview at the school district. The interview went well, but the school didn’t have enough money to pay him either. His answer was, “It’s okay, I’d be happy to substitute free.” But, this did not discourage him. The family was invited to speak at yesterday’s luncheon. It was sort-of-a howdy back to see church friends here. He knew the Lord would show him the way to support his family of four. He spoke with humor, integrity and a love of God. The children are home schooled. And the girls are talented musicians. Ed and I didn’t know them because we’ve attended church services a short time. We are still newcomers to town. But, what I do know is this church has shown me the way to trust the Lord. I love living in the dessert southwest. But what I love most are the people. Roswell is close to Texas on the east and southern boarders. The people are genuine. They wear jeans and plaid shirts… cowboy boots and hats. They are ranchers and farmers. And the Texas ‘twang’ is abundant everywhere. I’m an urban dweller at heart. But, I’ve never gotten a warmer welcome than from the southwestern folks. I was in awe to listen to the music performed by the pastor’s girls and two of their friends. Their ages ranged from ten to sixteen. The four children played instruments and sang also. The medley of songs were Bluegrass hill tunes. I admit that I wasn’t familiar with the music. But, it was refreshing to listen to music that was real. I was impressed that the two boys had decent hair cuts and wore their jeans at the waist. And the girl’s hair styles were neat, natural colored shoulder length coifs. Peacock feathers of blue, green and pink adorn the cowboy hats and are not sprayed on the heads of folks here. The food was good, the music refreshing and the fellowship wholesome. Ed & I had a wonderful afternoon at church… and it wasn’t Sunday. No, we don’t live in a time warp, we are blessed to live in God’s country… Thank you for reading my post. Louise has company this weekend, so there won’t be any blogs until Monday, October 24th. Enjoy your weekend… K. Lorraine
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