And the Winners Are…..

You remember that fun book giveaway to win two book by "Cotton" Ketchie,  right?  Today's post is just to announce the following winners!!! Winner of signed copy of "Trouble in Love Valley" goes to faithful reader and commenter---Gibber. Winner of the signed copy of the children's book (with companion coloring book)  "The Perfect Christmas Eve" goes to Cynthia Tompkins who just happens to be my favorite local radio personality. Congratulations to these two readers and enjoy the … [Read more...]

Sharing a Bit of “Cotton”

Everyone loves a giveaway and today I am featuring TWO books that you can win with just a comment.  My friend, "Cotton" Ketchie has written several books and today I would love to give away two autographed copies to my readers. "Cotton" is an accomplished and skilled artist and photographer who features his art at Landmark Galleries in downtown Mooresville, NC.  We have been friends with he and his wife, Vickie, for years and are thrilled to be able to share these books with you as a giveaway … [Read more...]

It’s Just Life With Friends

Part of our recent trip was a trip back "home" to Mooresville, NC where we lived for about 9 years.  It seems a long time ago since we moved in 2007 and even though I have been back numerous times Chris has not made the trip with me.  Being the nice guy that he is he funds my trips !   But this time we made it a point to stop for the night there and see some friends and catch up. There is nothing like friends who know you, who have lived through life with you and walked similar paths.  These … [Read more...]

You Don’t Really Know Her

I love meeting people !  I love meeting online people that I may never ever get to meet in person.  It is kind of what I do these days.  But more on that later. I first "met" Leslee Horner when I started following her blog Waiting for the Click.  She had a great blog and was a fabulous and engaging writer.  I honestly am not sure how I first found her but I found myself very excited when she would write a new post.  Her words usually carried quite an impact with me and I was grateful I had … [Read more...]

Teapot Tuesday

Bought at Landmark Galleries---home of the infamous famous "Cotton" Ketchie! … [Read more...]

“Little Did They Know”

Many of you know that I LOVE to read and today I wanted to share a special book with you that I just read.  Author, Artist and Friend "Cotton" Ketchie has written several non-fiction books and also now adds a fiction selection to his list of accomplishments.  It has been out for awhile but I wanted to wait to get one from him personally so this past week on my adventures I stopped by Landmark Galleries and picked up a copy.  It was my "airport book" and it was finished before I knew it!  Fast … [Read more...]

It’s Happening Downtown!!!

Video - WBTV 3 News, Weather, Sports, and Traffic for Charlotte, NC-. … [Read more...]