Wednesday, January 29, 2020
Monday, January 27, 2020
Can you guess what he doesn't want Dorothy to know.
My publisher and I are so excited about Out of the Embers that we're offering a package of goodies for everyone who preorders (or has already preordered) the book and enters the giveaway between now and March 2.
There are a number of items included, but my favorite is Hill Country Sweets, the special cookbook, because it has more than delicious-sounding recipes. It also has stories about why that particular recipe was special to the person who contributed it. Just reading the stories was fun, and sampling the recipes ... well, let's just say I wasn't counting calories those days.
All the information about how to enter the giveaway is on my web page. We only have 100 printed copies of the cookbook, so don't delay. Preorder your copy and enter today.
Wednesday, January 22, 2020
Monday, January 20, 2020
I was thrilled when I saw this meme, because the old-fashioned stove captures the spirit of Polly's Place, the restaurant she opens in Mesquite Springs.
Wednesday, January 15, 2020
This equation -- man plus fire equals burned tree -- is, unfortunately still true.
Did you notice the fire alarm next to the poster? I know it was only coincidental, but I liked the juxtaposition.
Monday, January 13, 2020
Wednesday, January 8, 2020
Although that one and the famous "Only YOU Can Prevent Forest Fires" are direct appeals to everyone who sees the poster, the first Smokey Bear poster had a different message. It said "Care WILL prevent 9 out of 10 woods fires!"
Notice the differences. It's not a personal appeal, and instead of saying "forest fires," it calls them "woods fires."
Which do you think is more effective?
Monday, January 6, 2020
Wednesday, January 1, 2020
Did you know that Smokey Bear (no, it's not Smokey THE Bear) had his 75th birthday last year? August 9, 1944 was the big day. In celebration of his 75 years as a spokesbear for fire safety, the Wyoming State Museum had an exhibit of some of Smokey's posters last summer.
Don't worry if you can't make out the details. I'm going to feature some of my favorites this month. So ... come back next week to see more of Smokey.