We said good-by to the little granddaughters, Morrison and Gennings Grace. We are leaving in the morning to our farm in Iowa. I have a booth at the Clay Co. Fair in Spencer, Iowa. I will have my books their again, I think I have been going for nearly ten years, one more time. Sept 7th to Sept 15th. I will have the 8 books in the Pioneer Series. The “Rose Donlin Story” and a Mystery called “Kim’s Unplanned Saga”
Monthly Archives: August 2013
Rose remained in the outhouse for some time, peeking out of the opening. When she calmed down and worked up enough nerve, she opened the door slowly. One foot at a time she stepped out. The first thing she noticed was a small trail of blood leading away from Joseph’s homestead. After Rose told Joseph about the bear, he was adamant that she learn to use a gun. Rose wanted to tell him she knew already, but couldn’t. Joseph explained, “The bear could have wandered out of the Colorado mountains and probably was trying to find his way back.” Joseph hoped they would never see it again. Rose knew she would carry the memory of the bear the rest of her life.
He pulled his paw back. She heard a different sound coming from him. It was as if he were moaning. Rose looked toward the opening that the bear had made with his paw. On a board sticking up was blood. He had cut his paw open on the old and petrified boards.
“ROSE’S BETRAYAL AND SURVIVAL” CONTINUING CHAPTER 7 Her body was frozen with fear. Her hands felt numb, and they were red from holding the door closed. Suddenly Rose heard the terrible sound of wood cracking, and the bear’s paw broke a board. His paw, with long black claws, was within inches of her arm.
My husband of 61 and one-half years mentioned to me how everything has change since we married in 1951. We married in Dec.24th 1951. I was 18 years old and Colin was 21 years old. The house on the farm we moved into had no inside plumbing. That means no running water, therefore no bathroom, no place to wash clothes. The water was carried from a hand pump nearly a block from the house. We would have to prime the pump with a small amount of water then pump the handle up and down. The water would come up through the pipes, fresh and cold. We filled our pail to carry to the house. This was the water to drink and also to cook with. On Monday morning my wonderful new husband whom I loved very much carried water into the house to heat and then carried the water out to the shed where my washing machine was. The white clothes was always first and then colored because the same water was used to wash all of the clothes for a week. The washing machine was a wringer, so the clothes were put through the wringer into rinse water then into the wringer again to squeeze all of the water out and then out to the clothes line. I am the author of a Pioneer Series and will continue Chapter 7 of “Rose’s Betrayal And Survival” The bear stood up on his back legs and put his weight against the outhouse. His claws were pushing and scratching on the boards over her head. The building began to squeak, and vibrate with his weight. If he tipped it over she had no chance at all to survive. http://www.collmannwarehouse.com
Monday afternoon I rode along with my daughter while she drove her little girls to the Dentist in down town Chicago. Morrison is 5 years old and Gennings Grace will be 4 years old in two weeks. They both did very well. Will continue the 7th chapter of the first book in the Pioneer Series of “Rose’s Betrayal And Survival” The first noise Rose heard was a heavy breathing sound, followed by a mean growl. Her clothes were dripping and felt heavy. Her first instinct was to hide, but when she turned her head the bear was already coming.