Friday, January 27, 2017

Celebrate: Classic TV & Giveaways

We've lost a number of celebrities over the past year. They will all be missed, but I have a special place in my heart for Mary Tyler Moore. Her show was on in the 70s, when I was a tween, and "Mary Richards" was one of the very few role models for girls/women that showcased a working woman, dedicated to her job, fighting her way up in a challenging field (TV producer), whose life didn't revolve around a husband or boyfriend, and who was a truly good, moral, and ethical human being.

I also loved her show because our family made a point of sitting down to watch it together over a plate of brownies we always made just for the occasion. It was a good time, an innocent time, so unlike the world today.

Here are 5 of my favorite TV shows when I was a kid---the ones that really touched my heart and left a lasting impression:


The Dick Van Dyke Show

The Mary Tyler Moore Show

The Bob Newhart Show

The Carol Burnett Show

M*A*S*H

Which were your favorite TV shows as a child/teen?


New Member for Celebrate – Update Your Blog Rolls:
Decadent Kane www.decadentkane.com
(You may find a “warning” page due to adult materials. I’ve been on her page a number of times in the last 2 months and haven’t seen anything offensive. So just hit the “Continue” button and pass through to her blog.)
Welcome Decadent Kane!

My kind and wonderful co-hosts of Celebrate the Small Things are:
L.G. Keltner @ Writing Off The Edge
Tonja Drecker @ Kidbits Blog

Celebrate The Small Things Linky:



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** To see who’s posted for the hop look at my Celebrate The Small Things Blog Roll, left sidebar bottom **


 Celebrate the Small ThingsTo be part of this blog hop, all you have to do is visit the Celebrate page on Lexa's Blog for the rules, and then post every Friday about something you're grateful  for that week.  It can be about writing or family or school or general life.  This is the funnest and easiest blog hop ever! (Originated by VikLit)



Foxy's Friday Freebies!

Foxy has been nosing around the net
When she finds great FREE STUFF, she'll feature it on Friday Freebies posts -
  • Free short stories, novellas, and novels
  • Giveaways for books and swag
  • Free services for authors


Here are Foxy's suggestions for Jan 27, 2017:

Free Download of Middle Grade Fantasy/Suspense Novel – On Kindle Unlimited there's a special, limited-time free offer for Sign of the Green Dragon by C. Lee McKenzie. "Three plucky sleuths. A crumbling skeleton. A buried treasure." It's now FREE on Amazon Kindle Unlimited, and if you are a member, download it from AMAZON now! (For KU members only; ends Jan 29)


Free Signed Romantic Suspense Novel and Playing Cards – Win Seismic Crimes by Chrys Fey, about a couple investigating the death of the man’s brother in San Francisco when an earthquake hits. The author is giving away a signed paperback of Seismic Crimes and a pack of playing cards. Enter via the rafflecopter on Tamara Narayan’s blog. (ends Feb 5)


Free 1 of 8 Books, All Genres, Fiction and Non-Fiction – Win 1 of these 8 novels: Love Imagined, Homeless Narratives and Pretreatment Pathways, Slimming Simplified, Finding Sally, Rope, Little Miss History Travels to Mount Vernon, Van Ripplewink, and Unassimilated. Enter via Entry Form on the Reader Views blog. (ends Jan 31)


Free Kindle Fire and eBooks – To celebrate the release of Dark Legends, a boxed set of 21 Urban Fantasy and Paranormal Romance novels/novellas, the authors are giving away a Kindle Fire along with their 21 books. Enter the rafflecopter on T.F.Walsh’s blog. (ends Feb 10)


A Reminder – If you want a guaranteed FREE book instead of a chance of winning one, don’t forget to check out Instafreebie. All you have to do is give them your email, and your book will be sent directly to you (in the format you want), and it will sign you up for the author’s newsletter. (No obligation to read it though.)


For Foxy's other Freebies, go to the Freebie page.

If anyone has a FREE short story (for download or online at a free ezine), novella, novel, special giveaway, or author service, please let Foxy know so she can plug you here!  Write to: laura.6eg(at)gmail.com
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