Thursday, March 29, 2012

JUST A SMALL TOWN GIRL (Don't Stop Believin')

Oh Mama! That man over there just wadded up his napkin and ate it!!! .......and there goes another!!! Sweetie, you must be seein' things 'cause that simply doesn't happen. We'll feed me nails and call me rusty, 'cause this Ozark Farm Chick later witnessed that oddity time and time again at the cafe on Main Street durin' our weekly shoppin' trips. His name was J. Tate and he gobbled up napkins like they were hot fresh glazed doughnuts.

El Dorado (Eldo-RAAAH-do) Springs, Missouri is a land where onced and twiced are words yet was a metropolis compared to my teeny hometown, Stockton. Our farm was nestled between these two towns. We shopped at Eldo 'cause of it's greater variety. A little drive-in hosted the best Hickory Burgers in the world. They were mad dog doolin' delicious I tell ya! People traveled miles with glass jugs and odd containers in tow to bottle up the mineral rich water flowin' from the depths of the beautiful city park spring. It was the most horrifically putrid water that carried the stench of rotten eggs and tasted even worse, yet was known far and wide for it's magical medicinal healin' powers.

Yep, I have fond memories of this picturesque town and it's breathtaking city park surrounded by the quaint storefronts down Main Street. Memories sippin' Chocolate Ice Cream Sodas from the fountain at the Drug Store. I filled my inner teen diva buyin' Bobby Brook Fashions at Brownsburger's Department Store. Like everyone else 'round those parts I had to attend the biggest event of the year, The El Dorado Springs Annual Picnic but I never had the pleasure of meetin' my hillbilly neighbor, Kathie Truitt. It was in Blogland that our paths crossed. It truly is a small world after all!

Kathie's so sweet she could charm a 'coon right outta a tree. This big hearted beauty is a former Mrs. Missouri America. She's been a celebrated radio personality and motivational speaker 'round the Midwest. Ya'll can find her over at her place " The Hillbilly Debutante ." Oops...my bad! Did I mention that Kathie's also an author? She published 'False Victim' in 2010, a novel based on her own true story.

I have to tell ya, ya'll are in for a treat 'cause Kathie just released her newest book just this week. 'The Hillbilly Debutante Cafe' is filled with small town politics, adventure, mystery, just a wee drop of paranormal with heaps of good clean small town humor where everybody knows everybody's business and ain't ashamed to talk 'bout it! I sure pray my small town friend will be ridin' high on the gravy train with biscuit wheels 'cause this books gonna be hotter than a summer revival!!!

'The Hillbilly Debutante Cafe' is filled with colorful small town folks like Wilhelmina and Bobby Joe. There's the WWII veteran who chose to move into his 1969 T-Bird with his cat Mo-Ped. He was known to take baths in El Dorado City Park. Gettin' him to live anywhere else was kinda like teachin' a pig to dance. It only wastes your time and irritates the pig besides this fella was as content as a pig in a wallow right where his residence was parked.

With more guts than ya can hang on a fence, you'll meet the mechanic who donned himself in woman's clothin' accessorized with pearls, lipstick and all the glam he could conjure up. You might even bump into a Rain Man type character whose got a thing for numbers. One might think his phone's plumb off the hook but he'll know ya by your phone number, not by name. I had such fun readin' Kathie's ' The Hillbilly Debutante Cafe' and I know ya'll will too!!!!



Known by it's more popular name, 'Don't Stop Believin', was sung by the rock band Journey back in 1981 which has also sported a second name durin' it's life. Kathie was from my neck of the woods and I know ya'll are goin' to have as much fun readin' 'The Hillbilly Debutante Cafe' as I did. Yep, Kathie and I can both belt out that wonderful Journey oldie 'cause we're both "Just a Small Town Girl!!!

Please won't ya check out Kathie's Book at Barnes & Noble or Amazon. If ya pop over to her blog 'The Hillbilly Debutante' and purchase a book and leave Kathie a comment you'll be in the runnin' for some really cool bright red cowgirl boots. I promise you that ya'll are in for some amusin' Ozark entertainment!

158 comments:

  1. She does look like a sweet gal, her book sound really interesting too, as does this place, but oh my, the guy who eats napkins, that almost made me gag! LOL ;)

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  2. Good Afternoon Nezzy, I will definitely visit Kathie's blog and also check out this wonderful sounding book. Always looking for good summertime reading. Wishing you a lovely day.

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  3. I am fluent in Hillbilly, so I look forward to checking out her blog. Blessings to you, my fun friend!

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  4. Congratulations to Kathie! Her book's cover practically glows. Funny it took until you both reached the blogging world before you met.

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  5. Oh.. it all sounds like so much fun!!
    I could use her skills right now.. getting coons that is. The traps we set aren't working worth beans!

    I think I would love that book! Sounds like some characters from our little town are moonlighting :)

    I hope you found my new blog ok... I see that when you click on my sunflower under your followers it does take you to my new blog :)

    Thanks for sharing such great stories with us!!
    Love it!!

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  6. I love small towns! The "characters" one meets are all novel worthy if you ask me. My book "passion" is the Mitford series by Jan Karon. They take place in Mitford (Blowing Rock, N.C.) and I adore the quirkiness of everyone who "populates" the pages. I'm off to check out Kathie!!

    Best,
    Bonnie

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  7. From one hillbilly to the other-- Yay.

    I've gotta buy another book and visit another blog. :)

    See ya.

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  8. It is indeed funny how small the world is, sometimes.

    Have a great day, Nezzy! :o)

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  9. Congratulations to her on another book written and published!! It sounds like a great read!!

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  10. What a beautiful tribute to that small town; the best and they are disappearing in our techie world. I have to go visit lovely Kathie now; maybe have a cup of tea.
    Rita

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  11. sounds like a cast of characters, for certain. :)

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  12. We live in a small world darling...love from me...xxx..

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  13. What a great review, and I loved the personal history that went with it, too!

    =)

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  14. What a wonderful write-up ~ this just has to be a fabulous book, especially for us debutantes. Thanks for sharing!
    ♥Sharon

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  15. Hi Nezzy, Great post and it's interesting to hear you tellin' about your area. Sounds like a great place ^_^ What an awesome friend, I will go and have a look at her blog.
    Lovely photos. Have a great day!

    Eva

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  16. I am always looking for a GOOD book to read. I appreciate the recommendation. Loved hearing about your neck of the woods too. Some colorful characters reside there. And some fun places to explore. Made me smile. Take care.

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  17. How lovely to find your blog via my own. You sound such fun lovely lady! I'll can't wait to get to know you better through the book group.
    Warmest wishes
    Lisa

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  18. I'm ready for another good book! Thank you for the recommendation. I am also looking at "A Walk On The Sun"..I believe that's the name of it. Anxious to read that one too.

    Kathy's book sounds great.. :) I usually have at least two books going at a time..one in every room..literally! :) Can't go potty without a book. Hmmmm..I wonder what I did before I could read..???
    Lov'n hugs,
    Mona

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  19. P.S. No, Nezzy..YOU are the one that makes MY day!!! :)

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  20. Nezzy, you are quite a gal and you always try to be there for your friends to lend a helping hand when the opportunity knocks, even old friends you haven seen for ages.

    It sounds like a fun book to read. I hope that your friend katie does very well with this book. Thanks for the tempting review. Have a great weekend. JB

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  21. Sounds like a great book. Just the kind I like to read. I'll go visit her blog. I once saw a show about a man who ate a 747 jet bit by bit. He loved to eat metal. That napkin eater must have loved to eat paper. Strange indeed! I love your blog, Nezzy. Have a great day.

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  22. As sure as rats run the rafters, I'm soon making a copy of Kathie's The Hillbilly Debutante Cafe mine! (Thanks for the "Is a frog's butt watertight?"-for-certainy review!)

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  23. What a pretty town common and to meet someone that was your neighbor on line.
    Love the napkin eating story.
    Cathy

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  24. What a beautiful lady! I know that is a great book, love the cover! Enjoy your day dear Nezzy, BIG HUGS!

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  25. This book is going on my list. Love your narrative.

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  26. A fun posting and the music is great.

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  27. More than onced, even more than twiced I got a laugh from this post - thanks

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  28. Sounds like she could be writing about my town. I love these kinds of books and will be downloading it to my Nook this very day. You write great book reviews. Want to write one for mine? :)

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  29. you are invited to follow my blog

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  30. Great post, Nezzy! Love seeing down south through your eyes!

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  31. Thank you for the book suggestion. It sounds delightful! I just love a book, about small town living!!!

    "Naps are nature's way of reminding you that life is nice---like a beautiful, softly swinging hammock strung between birth and infinity." ~Peggy Noonan

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  32. Kathie's book sounds fascinating your old town sounds very interesting. I often wonder about writing more stories on my old town. I am off to check out her sight. Take care. Don't you love taking trips down memory lane? I do. B

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  33. Sounds like fun! I'll check it out!
    Candy

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  34. You're a wealth of information today.
    Eating napkins??? LOL!!

    Your friend sounds very interesting and quite talented. Love it!!

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  35. Just might have to sneak over and take a peek.

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  36. You're not supposed to eat your napkins?

    ::making note to self:::

    Dayum.

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  37. You still have me going on the guy eating his napkins...did you ever find out why? I've never read a book review the likes of yours before. I'd think that she'll be selling lots of books on your recommendation. Hickory Burgers sound wonderful!

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  38. Sounds like a great read! Maybe the napkin was edible??? Better yet, he was in need of some fiber?

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  39. Thanks for the info about the book, Nezzy. It sounds good and sounds like it has some of my small town's local characters! I've often wished I were a writer because there sure is a lot of colorful characters here to make a book. I'll be finding her book, love the cover! And the napkins? Yuck!!

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  40. I COULD NOT STOP LAUGHING.....THIS MAN ATE NAPKINS???????????????

    You never ever cease to make me smile SO WIDELY and to come back with an OZARK ACCENT after I read your posts. Darlin' you are the best.

    THANK YOU FOR COMING UP TO MINNEAPOLIS for some of my silliness. It is greatly appreciate!!! Anita

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  41. I'm always looking for a good read! Thanks for the suggestion and I'll check it out at amazon! Have a good weekend!

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  42. She looks so familiar......I think I may have heard her speak somewhere. Sounds like a good book to read. You my friend should write a book......you are so funny.

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  43. Hi Nezzy, It really IS a small world, isn't it. Glad you two got to meet.

    I'm from a very small town too so this book sounds like it's right up my alley-- and I LOVE the title. Thanks for the heads up and I'm off to check it out.

    xoxo jj

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  44. I don't know, Nezzy, but one day that napkin eating guy is going to experience a blockage that may need surgery.

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  46. I love your stories of your small town experiences. Perhaps the napkin-gobbling guy thought those napkins WERE donuts!

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  47. SOLD! I am going to have to buy a copy of this book soon. How can I possibly resist? What wonderful memories you're sharing, and I love the way you write them.

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  48. I have heard that some people eat weird stuff paper etc..so napkins wouldn't be too bad..might even have some fiber for the poor guy. Sounds like a good book Nezzy..I think you could write one yourself:)

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  49. My wife's dad is buried in the cemetery on the north-side of El Dorado Springs, and her uncle ran the MFA there for many years. Since that is where I think she wants to be planted, I suppose I'll be up there, too.

    Oh, and thank you for calling attention to The Hillbilly Debutante. I have added her site to the list for a future Sites To See, and I'll go over and let her know what kind of company you've been keeping online.

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  50. Thanks for the heads up re the book!

    Have a lovely weekend too!

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  51. What an intriguing review. It sounds like my kind of book and I will check it out. Thanks.

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  52. Sounds like a good book by your mate Nezzy...I reckon you could knock one out too...Fancy that bloke eating those napkins!!! Thanks for callin' in...always good to 'see' you!

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  53. I will definitely go over and check out Kathie's blog. Sounds like you had a nice visit. Wow, two books on the market, that is very impressive.

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  54. Kathie sounds like she's had quite a life and was able to put lots of good stuff in her book from it. Who can resist a book with an appealing cover like that. I'll pop over to visit her; maybe I can squeeze in time to read her book.

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  55. I could go for one of those hickory burgers!

    Sounds like a neat book.

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  56. The book's cover, Kate's face, and your review are all quite attractive - reason enough for me to wish to read "The Hillbily Debutante".

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  57. Oh, sweetie pooh! Now your friend's book looks great! I do believe you could right a book too. You have such a way with words and I just love it! Always love to visit you!
    Thanks for popping in to see me. Come on with those scones.
    be a sweetie,
    shelia ;)

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  58. Nezzy
    This sounds just like the kind of book I'd love to read. It sounds kinda like Fanny Flagg's writing style.
    Your trips to ElDorado Springs sure sound fun!

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  59. I'm a small town girl who was displaced into the big city for about 40 years but I'm back to my roots and loving the country life. Our recent small Kansas town (pop. 67) was featured in USA Today because we had a drive-by shooting by a fellow on a bicycle. We now live in a metropolis with 1500 population.

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  60. I'm just not sure what I'd do if I saw someone actually gobble up a napkin or anything else not 'edible' for that matter! YiKeS! =0

    Great Journey song... one of my daughter's friends named her daughter Journey after that very band! =)

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  61. Now that sounds like a fun read! She sure is a pretty lady.

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  62. There is just something so charming about a small town...ha ha, yup, sometimes they know all your business. But in other ways it is fun to hear someone say "oh I know your momma and her momma before her,"
    This book I am sure would be full of all the charms and antics of small town life.
    How cool would it be to write a book.
    YOU COULD DO IT!!! With all your cute sayings etc, it'd be a great book.

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  63. Oh Nezzy, that sounds like a fun and daring book! I'm in for a great read as that! Now I will go visit her on her site...thanks so much for the giggles Hon!

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  64. Missouri has so many of those small towns, but napkin gobbling???? I dunno...

    Gonna check your friend out... have to since she's another Missoui gal! Her book sounds like a lot of fun.

    Now, when are you going to start writing yours?

    Have a blessed weekend hun. You are a special lady!

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  65. Awesome to have such a great hometown friend... Hope her book does well.. I grew up in a small town and one of the gals there (younger than I am) wrote a book about our hometown, "Big Stone Gap" (Virginia)...

    Have a great weekend.
    Hugs,
    Betsy

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  66. Hi Nezzy, Friendship is amazing and your friend sounds amazing. I will for sure check out her book and blog. Thank you for sharing. I think there is a book in you as well my talented friend.
    Have a wonderful weekend.
    Blessings, Celestina Marie

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  67. Nezzy, Thank you SO much for taking the time to watch my vlog and leave such a sweet comment!!!
    Yes! Kathie did an amazing job on this book! I own it and loved it!
    Have a PRETTY day!
    Kristin

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  68. Good morning NEZZY DEAR!

    Thank you for visiting. It is always a blessing to see your spirit alive on my comment page. ONWARD NOW!!!!!!!!!!! Anita

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  69. I'm a small town transplant-ie. My parents moved us to small country town in S.C. from Satellite Beach Florida and before that we lived in Massachusetts. . . my parent's grew up in the city of Boston. When we moved down here we lived out in the country. . .way out in the country. . .my older brother George would get on his horse, bike or walk to visit the county store miles down the road. He would sit, talk and listen to the old timers for hours. I remember the stories he would come home and tell. You would have loved this sight Nezzy. . .a little red headed, Catholic, Irish kid with a yankee accent talking to a bunch of country Folk...all with Indian blood... these people lived "in these parts their hole lives and so did their daddy, and his daddy and so on" forever... I think they were as fascinated with my brother as he was with them. Anyway, I'm going to ask George if he ever saw anyone eat a napkin at the store. I bet he'll say Ya...and go on with a nice long story. He hasn't changed much. :)

    Can't wait to look at the book and check out your friend.

    Your the Best Nezzy!!!!!

    xoxo, lisa

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  70. Wow, your description of Kathie's book virually sets this screen on fire, it sounds a wonderful read! I will definitley put it on my reading list (I currently have six others in the queue, I'm afraid)!

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  71. Now that I am living the small town life, I bet I can relate to lots of the characters in the book. I am fascinated over and over with local stories and all the humor and melancholy.

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  72. Eating napkins! LOL!!! She looks like a sweet lady. The book sounds like a good read. Hope you're having a great weekend!

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  73. well if she is adorable enough to untree a coon...smiles...sound like a fun book...grew up in a small town....

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  74. Well I do love an ole American novel!
    Sounds like a good read.
    Thanks for taking the time to drop over & leave our sweet comment!

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  75. Love your rendition of small town America and I bet Kathie's book is great! I'll have to look for it!

    Cheers!
    Julie
    Julie Magers Soulen Photography

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  76. Nezzy, you crack me up.
    I can't decide which is the freakiest...napkin eatin' man or man dressed up like a lady.

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  77. Seems to be a lot of "different people" every where now days - small towns and big cities. :-D
    Your friend's book sounds like a fun read - I plan to check it out.
    Hope you are enjoying your weekend

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  78. Nezzy, thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment on my ABC Wednesday post. I've been by Stockton many times traveling South to my Moms in Southern MO. Your friends books sounds delightful, I love to read so I'll probably pick up a copy. Right now it's 8:00 pm and the KS-Ohio game is getting ready to tip off. I'm so NERVOUS. Crazy--
    Ann

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  79. I grew up in a small town so I know just what you are talking about. This sounds like a good read and I'll have some free time for a while so will have to check this book out!!
    Eating napkins though???

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  80. I will be checking out her blog site. She is a very pretty lady. I really wanted to listen to Steve Perry's "Don't Stop Believing." However, my computer is in the shop and I am on an old hunk of junk that doesn't have speakers. Bye!

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  81. So...do you think the napkins were for fiber?

    ha!

    What a lovely post!

    I will go check out the book!

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  82. Sounds like a wonderful book Nezzy! And what a glowing review too.
    I hope your having a wonderful, happy and restful weekend my dear!
    HUgs,
    Cindy

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  83. Oh wow!! Kathie's book sounds amazing!! Thanks for the intro and links!! The veteran who moved into his car with kitty sounds like a real amazing larger than life character in a cuter than cute small town! Yay! Take care
    x

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  84. The town sounds wonderful! As well as the book!

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  85. Well i will have to check that one out! Sounds fun.

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  86. Hi honey
    Your friends book sounds like a good read. I will have to hop over and meet her.
    Hope your have a wonderful week
    Love
    Maggie

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  87. that's high kick'n praise Nezzy. I will have to check out this book...oh, and tell your friend that she's stunning too!

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  88. Love seeing the town thru' your eyes. Your friend's book sounds fantastic!

    Always a delight to visit your blog, Nezzy!

    Have a nice day!

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  89. Can't believe you all were close in proximity to one another. I just adore Kathie too (and you of course.
    xoxo
    SC

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  90. Nezzy, I am just so blasted proud that you take the time to visit me..yeah,I know, but it's true. You are a blessing to all of us, you DO know that don't you?
    Love,
    Mona

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  91. Hey, we were neighbors in those growing up years. I'm from Iowa! Small little similar town with all its funky characters. Sounds like a good read!

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  92. Got to love those Hillbillys,lol. Hi Nezzy its been a while and thought id stop in to see how you were doing. Richard

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  93. Thanks for dropping by and saying hi :-)

    What a great review this is :-)

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  94. Nezzie,

    you are just the sweetest Thang:) Thank you s much for leaving me such a kind comment. It warmed my heart and brought a smile.

    I'll be checkin out Kathy's blog and books. I LOVE a good small town mystery- wooohoooo..

    come see me anytime.
    xoxoxo
    Sonny

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  95. I love talkin' books. Congrats and all the best to Kathie with her newest one!

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  96. The names of the folks are different and the drugstore's got a different name, but shoot, it sounds like you're talking about my hometown. I'm just a small town girl also and I still swoon over Steve P. I love your friend's "Wilma Flintstone necklace" and can't wait to check out Kathy's blog and books. Love ya and still get such a kick out of your descriptions of things. Guts on a fence...tsk, tsk. I never.

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  97. I'll have a look-see on my KIndle, Nezzie, and try a sample of that book. Aren't we all small-town girls at heart?

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  98. Her book sounds just delightful! I'm going to look for it!

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  99. Can't wait to check it out! It looks right up my alley (not that I'd EVER be hanging around an alley, we small town girls know better than that).

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  100. Girl, you sure have a popular blog. Look at all these comments!!! Your friend sounds precious. I will try to read her book this summer when hopefully things will have slowed down. Your small town sounds a lot like the small town where I lived until I was about 13. Nothing like those small-town memories:)

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  101. Oh Miss Nezzy, you make me laugh! I'm so glad you like my new room. It's not even done yet, there's more! I'll keep posting as we go!! Thanks so much for the sweet comments. You are such a fun gal!
    Hugs,
    Julie

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  102. Can't believe that man was eating napkins! Love that song!

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  103. Just the kind of book review I enjoy reading. Hugs - love how you keep me giggling! Have a fabulous week!

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  104. Thank you for rendering a visit to "Les Fous du Cap" and to have left this great comment. We also like to travel in your blog.
    Cordially.
    Céline & Philippe

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  105. You are always entertaining dear Nezzy! How fun that your friend has a book out ~ cool!
    xo Catherine

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  106. Nezzy-- thanks for stopping by wine-n-chat this morning.. you sure made my day!! I love your blog. Colorful-- artful-- and the words made me feel right at home. I'm hopping over to your friend Kathie's blog now--but just wanted to know you have a new fan and follower!!

    Cheers, Jenn
    http://www.wine-n-chat.com

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  107. This is one of my all-time favorite songs!!

    Have a wonderful week, Nezzy. :)

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  108. Wonderful to know an author with a book out--will keep my eyes peeled for it.
    And just a fun fact, my husband eats bits of paper napkins. He's the only person I know who does it and it's icky.

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  109. Adorable! I'll click to her blog next. The books sounds excellent. The cover is gorgeous.

    Play off the Page

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  110. Your book review is reminiscent of Friend Green Tomatoes and I hope the book makes all the best lists including NYT.

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  111. I'm going to be humming Journey all night long now! Thanks for the tip on her book. I'm going to go check it out.

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  112. Oh wow, your friend is such an achiever! The book sounds like my kind of book for a good read. Beautiful cover too. My grand Cayetana 5, eats bits of paper napkins...hope she outgrows it! Thank you for sharing this Nezzy and thank you so much for your lovely and kind visit sweet lady. Wishing you a very HAPPY EASTER!
    FABBY

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  114. Thanks for the recommendation, Nezzy. I'll look for it.
    I'm still trying to imagine the man eating the napkin.....

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  115. Sounds like a very fun read - thanks! Have a fabulous day!!!

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  116. I am always looking for something new to read, Nezzy, and I will definitely be looking for these books.

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  117. Well, the " The Hillbilly Debutante" is now on my reading list.

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  118. Need to check this one out. I have always wanted a pair of red cowgirl boots so maybe I will stroll over to her place to see whats happen. BTW went on the Senior Day Kroger shopping today and run into someone with your same colorful verse. I asked him how he was and his reply "Finer than hairs on a frog." I immediately laughed and thought of y'all. Peace

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  119. i love the memories you share. i'll check out your pal Kathie. xo

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  120. Out of all the things you've written about in this post........ the one about the man eating napkins intrigues me the most.
    I would really love to know why he did it and was he normal? (Apart from that, I mean).
    Maggie X

    Nuts in May

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  121. Ooooh~ that sounds like a wonderful book! Thanks for sharing it with us Miss Nezzy~ I'll have to check it out! (And how cool that you know the author! *squeal*)

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  122. How cool is this?!
    And um, I.Want.Red.Cowboy.Boots.
    tee hee

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  123. Thanks for a window on small town life in America. Sure sound like some colourful characters live there.

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  124. How far are you from my family stompin' grounds in Fredericktown & St. Genevieve?

    Love the small town peek ... we came from one in
    WA ST also. Brother! The old biddy sisters that lived up on a knoll, read the paper daily to see who got married, then marked it down to see who had a baby 8 mns. sooner than they should have ... The day the christian ladies from a bible toting church gave a surprise wedding shower & walked in to set up for the party to find 2 nekked people frolickin' ... wild fire stories around this little town, lmty. Love these kinds of colorful places ...

    I adore Kathie. She's a sweetie.

    Have a beautiful Easter, my precious friend.
    TTFN ~
    Hugs, Marydon

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  125. You're right; she's a real character. I enjoyed poking around her blog. It's easy to see why the two of you are friends--so much in common :)

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  126. Hello Nezzy!
    I wish you a wonderful Easter!
    Thanks for visiting and taking the time to comment;o)

    ***
    Happy day****

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  127. Just when a body thinks their small town is the home of all the crazies, someone writes a book about their small town! Actually, I don't live in town...thank God...but I still see the crazies when I go to town.
    Happy Easter; He is risen!

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  128. This post, at least in part, is so reminiscent of Fried Green Tomatoes...and I LOVED every word.

    I love reading books like hers and I will definitely check it out when at B&N.

    Have a great Easter weekend.

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  129. Sounds like fun! Thanks for sharing Joann

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  130. Wow! Congratulations to your friend. It sounds like a super fun read! Speaking of small worlds, I live between two towns called El Dorado Hills and Stockton.

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  131. You do have a way with words and story-telling yourself! I LOVE Journey and my children like to sing along to the Glee version of that song. I'll definitely check out Kathie's book...sounds like my cup of tea!

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  132. Thanks for introducing me to a new writer. And you don't do bad yourself :)

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  133. You are a great friend! I will check out Kathies book. I am from a small town too.

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  134. do they still showthe Hillbillies TV show?

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  135. Hold on to the fee laaaa innnn!

    Nezzy you are adorable. That's all.

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  136. Hi Nezzy!
    This sounds like a book I'd love to read --I amy live in NYC but I am a small town girl at heart!

    Loved Journey....now I'll be singing this song in my head all day ..lol!

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  137. I'm a country girl myself, although I didn't have the privilege of growing up in the country (or even a in small town). I think El Dorado sounds wonderful!

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  138. Sounds like a good read. I'll have to check it out.

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  139. Nezzy,

    What a sweet little review for your friend! Sounds like a delightful read :-) I will have to check it out!

    Hope you are having a wonderful Easter.

    blessings,
    Jill

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  140. Hi Nezzy,
    My daughter Jill, from Blessings of a Stay At HOme Mom recommended your site to me. She has set me up on blogging and she thought I would enjoy reading your site.
    Hope you and your family have a wonderful Easter Holiday.
    Eileen from Taking the Time....

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  141. Very cool! I love the title and I will never argue with any excuse to hear Don't Stop Believing!

    :-)
    Traci

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  142. I haven't heard of that book, but it sure looks interesting. Thanks for bringing it to our attention :) Hope she does well with it. That is so awesome that you met your friend again in Blogland. Love it when things like that happen! I've been "recognized" a few times in other towns and it kind of fun ;) Hope you all had a blessed Easter!

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  143. Hi Nezzy, thought I'd check in. Looks like you're busy hangin' around town taking notes on the locals. Do they still make Bobbie Brooks clothing? I always wanted one of their pink sweaters.

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  144. I hope that you had a great Easter Nezzy!!! I love the idea of living in a small town, that book sounds great.

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  145. Wow....I imagine she has some good stories to tell! Just like you.
    Now, about the guy eating napkins....what gives?

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  146. Thanks for your sweet comments Nezzy!
    And girl, I just have to say you surely must have the most comments ever on someones blog!
    Must be because your so cute and sweet!
    Hugs,
    Cindy

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  147. Hi Nezzy,

    well i didn't get the whole napkin eating part... and yes i read it 2 times... haha, maybe after i write this comment i'll read it again!

    Thank you for your sweet comment!
    Big hugs
    Leontien

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  148. You darling friend you..thank you for coming to visit for Easter and HAVE A GREAT DAY blessed of the Lord! Anita

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  149. Hi Nezzy,
    Thanks for visiting my blog and your kind words about my story. (The other half of the beautiful message is coming.) This is a great post and I'm really inspired by your friend. I already started looking at Amazon to see if I can find a copy of her books, one of dozens in the queue.
    All the best,
    Ruben
    PS, I could really go for a "mad dog doolin' delicious" Hickory Burger right now.

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  150. Oh, Nezzy, this book sounds wonderful...I will be sure and get my hands on it!...We had an artesian "well" in Morehouse, Missouri, too, on the grounds of Himmelburger-Harrison Lumber Company, where my Mom was secretary for forty some-odd years, and, just like you said, people would come from far and wide to bottle it up and take it home...smelled of the most horrendous sulphurous rotten eggs you ever got wind of...guess folks thought it was "medicinal"! ~ LOL
    Loved this post and Paper Roses as well...:)
    Hugs,
    Anne

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  151. That's my son's favorite song. Love the "feel" of your blog. Thanks for the comment at my place.

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  152. Love Kathie's jewelry...it looks GORGEOUS as her books :)

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  153. I had the pleasure of meeting Kathie in person and spending some time with her. I just ADORE her to pieces!!!

    I am trying to get caught up on everyone's Blogs today since I have been gone for a bit!

    I missed you!!!

    LuLu~*xoxo

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