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 A MERRY CHRISTMAS  &  HAPPY NEW YEAR

from MISS TRUDIE McAFEE, Narrator

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Christmas Morning & Elves

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Christmas was somehow always poignant and magical in Heartland America . . .

Here’s a new twist on what happened at the McAfee house that Christmas morning 1946 — Well, some of what happened, at least.

You’ll get to read the rest when my overworked author D.J. Houston finally reveals our first book of HAVENWOOD TALES. But I can’t fault her, I know I’m a handful!

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McAfee Christmas Celebrations and Elves

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I wish you lots of JOY & FUN and Mystery & Magic, now and forever!

Your Pal, Trudie McAfee the “Helper Elf” ;-)

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~ H A P P Y   H O L I D A Y   S E A S O N ~

from D.J. Houston, Author of Havenwood Tales

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AT LAST, the most wonderful time of the year!

Beautiful Holidays .

Summer turned to Autumn during my months away. . .

I have missed you ALL and wish you Love, Joy and Peace this beautiful season!

To brighten your Holidays, scroll down to the HAVENWOOD TALES ARCHIVES menu in the column to your right on this page. Then CLICK November or December and enjoy Holiday Story excerpts from the coming novel HAVENWOOD TALES BEGINNINGS–some of them moving, some downright fun–all from Trudie McAfee’s heart to you.

May your days be merry and bright! And may you always be enlightened, inspired and entertained by HAVENWOOD TALES.

Your loving Friend and Fan,

Author D.J. Houston

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Honoring Our Brave on Memorial Day

America Thanks You for Freedom !

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Trudie’s Tribute to WW II Veterans

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Mystery Novel – Social Commentary – 1940s – Inspiring Stories – Heartland America

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“My mother had a great deal of trouble with me, but I think she enjoyed it.”  ~  Mark Twain

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Mother's Day Roses

Mystery, Miracles and Memories of MOTHER’S DAY

from Havenwood Tales Author, D.J. Houston

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Mystery Novel – Social Commentary – Coming of Age Story – 1940s – Heartland America

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Excerpts from the novel HAVENWOOD TALES Beginnings

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Spring blossomsIn the meadows and pastures, lines of fat raindrops clung like jewels to the undersides of new branches too green to absorb them, backlit by a cautious sun. Yellow-budding tulip trees drank thirstily of the fresh, pooled rain. And redbuds and dogwoods bloomed pink and white in the patches of light and shadow cast by canopies of hardwood trees, greening to life in the fertile woodlands.

I soon returned to school to discover all manner of winged creature, lending song and sound and motion to the Spring outside our classroom . . .

Ruby-throated hummingbirds zoomed on invisible wings from flower to flower, sharing nectar with the honeybees in the gardens we’d planted. And as the apple orchards sprinkled their delicate blossoms onto the breezes, sweet brown wrens whistled duets with the chickadees and chirping sparrows to the counterpoint, drumming staccato of woodpeckers courting their mates . . .

SEE: “Spring in Heartland America

A 3-Part Excerpt from the Novel HAVENWOOD TALES Beginnings

by Author D. J. Houston

Copyright©2008, 2014 D.J. Houston. All Rights Reserved.

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H E L L O there !! And H A P P Y  S P R I N G !!

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Spring bunnyTrudie McAfee here to share the latest with all our wonderful friends and fans of Havenwood Tales!

My author D.J. asked me to write and tell you she’s alive and well and working on HAVENWOOD TALES, and that I am eternally young. But instead, I’ll let you in on what I’ve been up to meanwhile. And please don’t tell D.J. — okay? She might thing I’m being saucy. Let’s just let this be our little secret ; )

I’m SO EXCITED!! You should see all my beautiful Pinterest board pictures!!! There’s books and birds and flowers and Spring, and surprises for Mama and all kinds of things!

You can peek at what Home in Havenwood‘s like, the 1940s, America, My Favorite Things, a Magical Kingdom, Amazing Nature, Native Americans and lots more fantastical stuff, from fancy foods and beautiful quilts to Life Lessons I’m learning (… some the hard way) ; D

Spring has sprung and the race is on to share more Havenwood Tales with you! Thanks very much for being my friend! I hope you enjoy my Pinterest fun, I really like sharing the joy : ))

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Love and Hugs,

Trudie McAfee – Narrator of HAVENWOOD TALES

P.S. I love my Author. I did this for you, Miss D.J. Please don’t be mad.

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~ A Valentine Love Note from Trudie McAfee

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Winter song

I always did have a soft spot in my heart for Daddy’s older brother, Uncle Chester — especially when he had a hangover after pining for his delicate Rose.

I figured if he was grumbling, it had to be better than singing sad songs to his own guitar all night out on the farm, with nobody to talk to but his flop-earred hound and the howling coyotes . . .

Valentine’s Day was not easy for him that winter of  ’47. But I remember him ever fondly for his heart of gold, despite the grumbling. And his music is still a miracle to me.

ENJOY:

Valentine for Uncle Chester

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From HAVENWOOD TALES Beginnings novel by D.J. Houston

Coming of Age Story – Life Lessons – Miracles – Inspirational Stories – Heartland America

Copyright©2010, 2014 D.J. Houston. All Rights Reserved.

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