Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Cup of Comfort for Military Families Winner and An Announcement

A heartfelt thank you to everyone who left a comment last week on my birthday/giveaway post wishing Walt a Happy Birthday and entering to win a copy of A Cup of Comfort for Military Families, which includes my true story about Walt's Vietnam experience titled, "Coming Home."

So many of my visitors have connections with the military. I loved reading your comments and memories of those in the military and civilians who serve or have served us. Special thanks to everyone who linked to my blog.

I wish you all could win a copy of the anthology, but I picked only one name at random.

And the winner is . . .


So, Janet, if you will please e-mail me at dvolkenannt (at) charter (dot) net with your mailing address I will mail the book to you later this month.

If you didn't win this time, I hope you will try again. I plan to give away another copy of the anthology to honor our veterans around Veteran's Day in November.

Now for my special announcement:

Tomorrow, July 13, as part of the WOW! Author's Blog Tour, TRACY SEELEY, professor of English at the University of San Francisco, will be my guest blogger.

Tracy is the author of the memoir My Ruby Slippers: The Road Back to Kansas. Tracy's book is a great read. In fact, I plan to post my review of her book some time this month.

So, please stop by on Wednesday to find out what Tracy has to say about her experience publishing with a University Press. And check out Sioux's Page today to see what Tracy has to say about editing.

Last: Happy anniversary to Walt. On July 12, 1968, a super hot Friday evening--Walt and I were married at the church of St. Mary of the Assumption in Bridgeton, Missouri. That night we left Missouri to drive to Western Massachusetts to spend time with his family--and on to celebrate our honeymoon, which was an ever farther drive to Buzzard's Bay on Cape Cod. It's hard to believe it was 43 years ago. Time flies when you're in love!


  1. Congratulations, Donna and Walt. Forty-three years? Wow! I hope you two and your family have a wonderful celebration today to honor such a wonderful marriage.

  2. Congratulations! Enjoy your happy celebration! God bless.

    And Congrats to Janet for her book win. I know she'll enjoy it.

  3. Thank you so much, Donna! I had to check to make sure I was the only Janet that commented. I will email you my address. By the way, I will have an author interview tomorrow on my blog, I hope you get a chance to stop by and check it out. Thanks again.

  4. Congrats on the wedding anniversary, Donna. I hope you have a nice day for celebrating.

    I have never heard about the Ruby Slipper book but am anxious to hear more.

  5. Hi Donna! Happy Anniversary! And congrats to Janet for winning the Cup of Comfort book. I just read about Tracy's memoir, and it will definitely be on my list of BTR - Books To Read. I also have a list (rather, stacks) of TBR - To Be Read!....ah, so many books....

  6. Hi Sioux,
    Thanks. At times it's been a rocky road, but worth the journey.

    Hi Lisa,
    Thanks. You are so sweet!

    Hi Janet,
    Congratulations. I hope you enjoy the book.

    Hi Bookie,
    I think you'll enjoy reading Tracy's guest blog post tomorrow.

    Hi Becky,
    Thanks. I know what you mean about BTR. My stack is a big one, too.


  7. Happy Anniversary to you and Walt! And I love this - "time flies when you're in love." :) I haven't been married nearly as long but I still agree. :)

    And congrats to Janet!

  8. Congratulations to Janet on her free book, and congratulations to you and your mister on the long union.

    Happy anniversary to you, happy anniversary to you. Happy anniversary, Walt and Dooonnnaaa. Happy anniversary to you!

    I am an accomplished car-singer, an as such, I like to share my talents on any occasions that are even borderline acceptable.

  9. Wow, 43 years, well done and congratulations.

  10. Congratulations on the two of you making it last! Try to stay cool!

  11. Hi Madeline,

    Hi Val,
    I had no idea you were such a talented singer.

    Hi Sally,
    Thank you!

    Hi June,
    Thanks. I'll try to stay cool, but it won't be easy with this heat and humidity.


  12. How wonderful for you and Walt. Looks like you were a good birthday gift for him. Better start planning the celebration for your 50th! In this age of "disposables" it is great to see a lasting and loving marriage. Praying for many more years to come.


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