Category Archives: 1950’s California

May Day Help is on the Way

Hi there, guys and dolls! How’s your Friday going? Are you able to negotiate your way into the weekend without yours truly’s completely useless advice? Well, good for you. Let’s see how I can (mis)guide two souls today. Dear Barbara … Continue reading

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More Mystery Men and Women of Santa Lucia

Hi there, guys and dolls! Here’s a continuation of my who’s who of Santa Lucia, finishing up with some of the fine folks listed in my third novel, A NATE TO REMEMBER. Nathan Reed – Otherwise known as “Nate,” the … Continue reading

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Get In with the In Crowd

Hi there, guys and dolls! You know, it’s been so much fun getting to know so many new friends and readers. All this mixing and mingling with my long time chums is such a blast. Carrying on this week, I’m … Continue reading

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The Whole Danged Family

Hi there, guys and dolls! Everyone hanging in there? Well, I’ve been a busy bee, mixing, mingling and making new friends and readers, too! That makes yours truly giddily happy. So for this week we’re going to do things just … Continue reading

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The Good LIFE

Hi there, guys and dolls! Is your life feeling weird these days. Take heart, it will get better. In the meantime, to help you pass the days, I’ve found a real treat for you. Why not take a gander at … Continue reading

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Some Advice you May Not Want to Take

Hi there, guys and dolls! Would you look at that – the first free advice Friday of the year. And do I have a couple of good questions to share with you today. Let’s get right to it, shall we? … Continue reading

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Who Do I Want for Christmas?

Hi there, guys and dolls! The season’s coming up fast, isn’t it? I spent my weekend making lists – what to get the girls and the bosses at work, my family (now don’t get me started on that one – … Continue reading

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Help is Here for the Holidays

Hi there guys and dolls! This week I have some fretful friends in need of some Christmas crisis relief. Are you in holiday hot water? Send me a note, there’s still time for me to get you back on Santa’s … Continue reading

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Entertainment for Busy Hands

Hi there, guys and dolls! Welcome to Thursday. Bet you never thought it would get here, did you? And do I have some great Raves n Faves for your listening pleasure. I love radio plays, and isn’t BBC a wonderful … Continue reading

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Don’t You Just Love Lucy?

Hi there, guys and dolls! Raves n Faves Thursday is here, the day for me to gab about some of my favorite things. I love to laugh and I love television. I walk up to the set, turn it on, … Continue reading

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