Our Ellie Newbauer received a standing ovation by 200 people this morning! The applause went on and on as if they could not give enough acclaim to this quiet, incredible woman. I say quiet because, little by little, I learn of her accomplishments in later life. Her second life began when she chose to be a dynamic person instead of her husband’s widow.
Those of us from our Soul Tribe that could make it, drove to the Bon Air Unity Church in Richmond where this all took place today. Ellie signed her latest book (her 5th) Have I Told You during the coffee hour following the uplifting and positive service. It was a grand affair one that teaches us that another life does begin after 60 if you choose it. Ellie will be turning 93 next month.
Her book is available at Amazon.com.
Writing memoir is so healing. . .thank you for this.
Nancy Chadwick, Memoir Writer
One August afternoon in 1967, Mom dressed me in a navy dress, patterned in tiny white polka dots, with an appliqué of paintbrushes and an artist’s palette in primary colors at the hem, and a white Peter Pan collar around my neck. White anklet socked feet, fitting snuggly into blood-red Mary Janes, anchored my chubby legs. While standing at attention in front of my house’s picture window with my feet together and my hands folded in front, I posed with my heels brushing against the yellow marigolds in full bloom under a toasty blanket of Indian summer sun. My birch tree buddy stood tall and arabesque in front of me, extending its tree branches in effort to shield me from the sun. I was present in those moments as I stood before my house and my tree waiting for my picture to be taken. Life was good.
This was my…
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Out for my usual daily walk and I noticed Lin’s Treasures on Virginia St. was open. I strolled in for a peek and was surprised at the new look inside! You can actually see the lovely furniture and chatcha on display. It has a whole new look about the shop. Stop in to see. If you drive the short street alongside of the Horseshoe parking lot you’ll drive right into it.
It is one block behind Lost Treasures on Danville St.
You’ll find 101 stories and I hope you will read mine, THE MAKEOVER. In it, you’ll read of my gathering courage to change one little thing that changed my whole life, making it better than ever!
If you like it, please write a review on Amazon.com/books. Share in my excitement of being published in this Chicken Soup for the Soul book of uplifting and encouraging stories.
A quote from Amazon: Stepping outside your comfort zone is one of the best ways to feel younger, happier, and more confident. These 101 stories will inspire you to try new things, overcome your fears and broaden your world.
This opportunity, being published in this exciting book, has lifted my spirits to the skies!
My favorite veggie, fruit & egg man at our seasonal, outdoor Farmers Market is moving across the street into the Farmers Bakers Market on Saturday, 4th November. It seems to have been an unused building since I moved into town. It’s a win-win situation for many, including those of us who love fresh veggies conveniently located. Hooray!