Fraser Firs, Palm Trees & Spanish Moss-New Book for Christmas giving!

Great, Fun Book!

.Just in time for hostess gifts, exchange gifts, or filling the stocking! Personal stories of Christmas memories that are funny, poignant, and highly entertaining! Remember the time when everything possible went wrong on a Christmas Eve? But all was okay on Christmas Day. . .Read the stories of Maggie Chalifoux,

Charlene Ellington, Arlene Benden Enos, Roseann Heinrich, and the author. Be sure to buy a copy for your on enjoyment. $10 on Amazon.com or locally at Oakley Hall Art & Antiques, N. Main St. Warrenton NC (Fri. & Sat. 11-4) For a signed copy, contact me. I also snail mail.

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Ghosts Along the Border (NC/VA)

Did You Know About?

Roses, Cardinals, Angels, Perfume, Butterflies, Pennies..all sent from the Afterlife.

Stories of: Navy Man Refuses to Leave, Friends Forever, Mirrors Don’t Lie, .Kids Playing, Haunted Theatres, Strange Sights, Heart of Stone. . . many more.

Excerpts:  Emanuel Episcopal Church: The photo revealed a spirit sitting next to him (Craig) and relaxing while Craig gave the background and history of the Rosenwald Schools in Warren County!   Karen Comes for a Visit to Oakley Hall:  “A woman’s voice calls my name, K-a-r-e-n- she’ll say it like she wants me to come to her or maybe she just wants me to know that she is here.  My husband Chuck didn’t quite believe when I said they sit on the bed and touch me while I’m sleeping. Then it happened to him. They poke him.

Books may be purchased at Oakley Hall Antiques & Art at 110 N. Main St. Warrenton NC or Amazon.com

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From Tea to Coffee, the journey of an educated youth

bya memoir by Cheng Wang (review by Arlene S. Bice)

The life so far, of Cheng Wang has traveled a huge distance from his compulsory period of re-education in the sparsely populated, secluded area of Inner Mongolia where he was sent by China’s Chairman Mao plan. He was taught that communism would seize the world by the Great Cultural Revolution. He never learned only what was taught directly to him but an inner sense seemed to guide him to learn what he would need for the next step in his life. He helped others along the way and received much help in return, often from unexpected sources. Life carried him along and he found himself landing on foreign soil in the USA with $200 in his pocket and a goal of graduating the Economics Department at the University of Cincinnati. He gained so much more.

His interesting journey, looking at situations from all sides, recognizing opportunities, working with intensity, and adapting to ways far beyond what his young mind could have imagined has gifted him with goals achieved and still energy to continue his education in life.

I loved reading this book! I respect his openness and willingness to share his thoughts, struggles, and opinions. I certainly enjoyed meeting this author through his words!

Can be found on Amazon.com

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Ghostly Spirits of Warren County NC & Beyond

Great reading! Ge in the mood for Halloween! A few excerpts: Somerville-Graham House   Kathleen: “I came into this (bed) room to clean it one afternoon after guests of ours left. I was in a bit of a hurry. I rushed in, and then stopped. A vapor was right near the (Christmas) tree. It seemed to be hovering! Maybe it was looking it over, I don’t know! It moved as if it noticed me! It turned toward me, moved again and stopped!Then it moved all the way across the room! I just stood there stunned! All of a sudden I just chuckled and said aloud, ‘Helen is that you? How do you like the tree?’ Then I left it alone to do whatever it was doing.

Oakley Hall Plantation-  The guys said they wanted to talk to us because they were concerned about something that happened to them. These two guys never drank on the job, they were dependable, every day type of guys, very reliable people. They smoked cigarettes but did not drink until after the workday ended.

 They started with “Has anything unusual ever happened to you guys in the house? I ask because something happened to us this week.”

 “Well we heard the house has some . .  stories. What happened?” Don said.

 “While we were upstairs working a man walked out of the wall and crossed the bedroom, never acknowledging us, and walked into the wall across the room.”

Also: The Babs Holtzman Story; Traveler’s Rest; Blount Cottage; W.A. Miles Hardware; Person’s Ordinary; Braxton Bragg; and many more.

Buy at Oakley Hall Antiques & Art on N. Main St. Warrenton NC or on Amazon.com

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Living with Ghosts!

Bordentown & Burlington City Hauntings

OMG! It’s a great time to read ghost stories, real, true ghost stories.

Here are a few excerpts from Living with Ghosts

BORDENTOWN, NEW JERSEY  The Shadow Cat & More           -Lora’s Tale…

“We were talking as I glanced over to what would be my daughter’s room off to the right of me. The shadow of a cat strolled out of her room, walked down the hallway right past me. Just walking, right past me! ‘Well,’ I thought. ‘That is interesting. A cat that is just a shadow.’ I didn’t say anything.”

Mill Street  –    Red’s Stories of the Past

One night John went to the outhouse, which had a little window in it. While he was sitting there he looked up and saw the Devil looking in at him. When he ran out the door, he saw the Devil was half person, half goat. He ran to the house screaming “it’s the Devil! It’s the Devil.” The next morning when he and the farmhand went out to the outhouse they found hoof prints all around the outhouse.

The White House-  The Sara and Trevor Story

His skilled hands worked intently as his mind concentrated on the issue. Becoming distracted, he glanced over the room.  He saw the head of a man floating along from the bedroom into what was to become the private bathroom!

$15.00 at Amazon.com

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for lovers of Jane Austen

thoughts & opinions on Jane Austen by her readers and for her readers.

Amazon $15.00.

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Bordentown Revisited-Manual Training & Industrial School

Sold at B & N in Hamilton or online at Amazon. Stories & Pictures of Manual Training and Industrial School known as the Tuskegee of the North.

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Books donated

Book on my Shelf

My massive book collection must go since i’m going into an apartment. At least 70 have been donated to the Shepard’s Inn on Danville St. in South Hill. Great books on Revolutionary War, Genealogy, Men’s biographies, Classic composers, NJ history, poetry, a few fiction, and assorted others. If any of these interest you, i’m sure you’ll find them at small cost.

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IT’S HERE!!! THE TAF READER: BOOKS ON A FREELANCE WRITER’S SHELF

Announcing a book full of great, personal stories you don’t want to miss. Shop Amazon.

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Ten Things of Thankful 21.06.11.

Jane Austen, an anthology of thoughts & opinions
  1. To receive the Jane Austen anthology books I ordered. Yay! I can ship them out to the writers now! I love this book!
  2. Super grateful to the thoughtful person who sent a box of Harry & David assorted dark chocolates to me. Yummy! It’s a wonderful gift I never would have bought for myself. Thank you, thank you, thank you.
  3. For my Tachyon pad that heals sore muscles and keeps arthritis out of my left hand.
  4. For getting back into my yoga routine. My body feels so much better, livelier and more flexible.
  5.  To have my drain pipes unclogged and have the water draining properly.
  6. For my sunflowers seeds popped up and growing!
  7. To have breakfast on the sunporch with the Captain before the sun comes round the bend. He looks for me to be there, goes out the door and keeps checking back to see if I am still there. He is precious.
  8. To be back on my daily walking routine. It feels so good.
  9. To have writing work to do and get paid for it! wow!
  10. For readers of all genres, poetry, essays, memoirs, and prose of any kind.

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