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A Prequel of “The Late Sooner”

A Prequel of “The Late Sooner”

This past week I had the privilege of visiting a book club as Lucy Deering, one of my characters in The Late Sooner. As an author who spends a long stretches of time in solitary, it’s a joy to get to meet readers. Lucy was my great-grandmother who went into the Oklahoma Territory with her husband, Sanford, in 1889 in the first land run. I spent over a year researching this project online poring over hand-written documents and letters at…

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Generations

Generations

There are certain advantages to living long. Recently, I had the privilege of seeing with my own eyes the seventh generation of my family line. The picture on the left is my great-grandmother Edmiston with my two younger cousins and I on Christmas 1947. In the pic on the right, I’m meeting my own first great-grandchild for the first time some seventy-two years later. How swiftly life flies. Gone in a puff, before our eyes. At first, it seems a…

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