What would you do?

What would you do when confronted with your own mortality?

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I know some of you have wondered where I’ve been. And why my blogs suddenly stopped. I urge you to go to my blog at http://klorraine.com and read my story.

I also want to thank you for moving the blog number counter forward. Maybe I will see it reach 10,000 visits with this blog.

Today, the number was 9,325 viewers. It’s possible. It’s doable.

It’s said that before you die, your entire life flashes before your eyes.

“There is no fear in love, but perfect love casts out fear. For fear has to do with punishment, and whoever fears has not been perfected in love.” 1 John 4:18 ESV

I’ve enjoyed my time with my world-wide fans. I’ve loved entertaining you with my written words. And I look forward to finishing three books that are still in the hopper.

Until we meet again,

Happy reading.

Hugs, K. Lorraine

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.

 

Walter & Katy Shuster make a comeback

 

 

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Thank you Rosemary for the nice review.

The adult coloring book, Walter & Katy Shuster, ‘Florida Fun,‘ debuted a year ago.

I deliberately kept the dexterity and eyesight of our older generation of adults and people with disabilities in mind when I had the coloring book illustrated. It was my intention to come up with a fun activity that would entertain EVERYONE.

Although, the book was designed for our older population, it is Rated G (general audience). Your grandchildren would find the pictures fun and easy to color between the line.

I do hope that I can get the coloring book into all of the senior places here in Roswell. I agree with Rosemary, that the residents and day care people would have fun. Plus, my book features a bonus section of satire/humorous shorts about the retired couple.

The Shusters’ are a one-of-a-kind married couple.

I encourage my readers to go to my website http://klorraine.com and take a look at the library of books I’ve written. Most have discount coupons that will save you some money. While there, please read my blog. There’s a lot of good FREE reading on the K. Lorraine website.

Walter & Katy Shusters adult coloring book, ‘Florida Fun,’ is among the books in the K. Lorraine book library. The book is still available for purchase. The adult coloring book is also available on line through Barnes & Noble.

“I know that at Brookdale assistant living they have a table for puzzles and one with coloring supplies and its very popular. My friend can’t see well enough to do anything like that but I know others would. I still love to color but don’t have the time any more. I also know its used in the Alzheimers Unit. Have fun if you do it.” Rosemary

Happy Days are here again.

Thank you for being my friend, and a K. Lorraine fan…

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So, I’m a day behind the eight ball

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Okay, K. Lorraine fans & readers of my weekly blog. So, I’m a day behind the eight ball. The reason is we’ve had phone problems since Ed left Cable One and went to Century Link. Sometimes he is too frugal. So this afternoon I was home alone. And something to do with the phone line blew in the house where I was working.

Alarms were screaming. I tried to call Ed, but he didn’t hear his cell phone. I managed to get out of the house by myself. I tried to call the pone company hot line for an hour. I was put on hold three times.

The call kept getting dropped. I went outside in the alley since I didn’t know if it was safe to be in the house. I was alone and couldn’t get back in the house. Also, my hand held phone was low on a battery charge. I was virtually helpless.

After nearly two hours, I called 911. The fire dept. arrived about 30 minutes later. My phone was dead and so could I have been.

So, I didn’t have the chance to promote my blog. I apologize for a screwed up blog event.

Final note… I’m surprised that my heart didn’t stop short. I thank God for placing His healing hands on my heart and kept it beating. So much for Monday the 13th.

Now down to business.

‘Poll for a new blog’ is this week’s blog subject.

Disability has no boundaries. Creativity and imagination come from the mind, not of the limbs. Anything is possible.
Creativity, talent, artist+ disability = Handicapable.

This webpage is not for political or religious views. It is a website for social fun. It’s also just in the planning stage. I hope you will take this subject seriously and go to http://klorraine.com. The entire blog is worth reading.

And, Oh, please not only LIKE it, but please leave a comment. Your input is needed BEFORE I go ahead with the idea. It is crucial because my plate is full. Yet, I think this kind of blog would benefit many people out there who have concerns and questions about disability.

And you question where to get answers from the ‘know how’ folks. This upcoming webblog could just be your go-to website…

Until next time…
Happy reading, K. Lorraine

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K.Lorraine BOOKS

Copyright © 2017 by K. Lorraine Books

How fast time flies by…

I found this interesting.

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The other day on March, 3, 2017, Facebook notified me about my anniversary date. I had been a FB member for six years. Six years… that didn’t seem possible. So I thought, ‘Voila,’ here’s my blog for the week of March, 6, 2017.
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March 1, 2011
 
My First Blog Ever…
 
Welcome to K. Lorraine Books,
 
This is my first blog, and I’m finding it one of the most challenging things I’ve ever done. Read the entire blog at http://klorraine.com and see how far I’ve come since that first blog.
 
The following is an after thought that doesn’t appear in the blog…
 
Ms. Lorraine is noted for writing adult drama of romance and suspense, satire/humor, and various other genres. She is a recognized author who has written over one hundred ‘five star’ short stories.
 
To date; she has received seven ‘First Place’ wins, and many second place prize winning awards. She has also achieved many ‘Recognized wins,’ for her work.
 
 
 
Happy Reading, K. Lorraine   http://klorraine.com

The READING ROOM

The READING ROOM is a new feature added to my webpage.

 

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It’s not open yet, but keep watching my posts. I will announce the official opening soon.

The plan is to offer my earlier books FREE for the general public to read.

These are full length books, (edited). I am going back through each one to fix some glaring problems. The books will also be offered for your reading enjoyment under a different title. The reason for this, is because the books are still available for purchase.

The first book, will post soon. And the books chosen are in no specific order.

I am excited about getting the READING ROOM up and running. Come back to see what the first book posted will be.

Please come to my website http://klorraine books and see what I’m about.

 

Happy Reading, K. Lorraine

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