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Tuesday, March 7, 2017

#TuesdayTreasures Guest post by Janet Lyn

Good Morning Friends!

Well we're into our first full week of Lent. My Lenten practice is de-cluttering and so far I've donated 2 boxes & 1 bag of clothes and 2 boxes of books. I still have a ways to go before my goal is accomplished, but hopefully by the time this 40 day period is up, I'll have a lot less stuff, making room for new growth.

Anyway, today's guest is not new to our blog. Janet Lyn has shared treasures, thoughts and the spotlight before, but let's give her a warm welcome back!

When we researched 1955 for our hard boiled, Skylar Drake Murder Mysteries, we make sure we are including the correct things on the page that P.I. Drake would encounter during his adventures.
While doing so, wonderful things come back to us. Treasures that have lasting memories are the movies. We all saw them growing up and some movies bring back feelings and lessons we will never forget.
In 1955 Lady and the Tramp was released and is still enjoyed today. The spaghetti scene with Bella Notte warms my heart. The time honored Love is a Many Splendored Thing will always bring back memories of unrequited love.  The song, Three Coins in the Fountain, never fails to evoke memories.
Our character Slylar Drake often goes to movies alone since he is a widower. He remembers when he had his wife and daughter to share them with. Many time he'll drive by the theatres and even stop to look at the schedules.

Whether we went to drive ins or indoor movies, we are lucky to have movies and archives that keep these treasures for us to see again and for the next generation to enjoy.

For a walk down memory lane here are the YouTube addresses. Enjoy!

Three Coins in the Fountain & Bella Notte

Published authors Janet Elizabeth Lynn and Will Zeilinger had been writing individually until they got together and wrote the SKYLAR DRAKE MURDER MYSTERY Series. These hard-boiled tales are based in old Hollywood of 1955.  Janet has published seven mystery novels and Will has three plus two short stories. Their world travels have sparked several ideas for murder and crime stories. This creative couple is married and live in Southern California.

Janet Elizabeth Lynn http://www.janetlynnauthor.com/

Read an excerpt of their latest release, Desert Ice HERE and purchase at Amazon in PRINT or for KINDLE.

Hope you enjoyed today's post and that you'll join us each week for Tuesday Treasures, Thursday Thoughts and Saturday Spotlight!

Until next time, take care and God Bless!


Jacqueline Seewald said...

Hi Pam,

Like you, I've given away a tremendous amount of books and clothing, mostly when we downsized from our house to an apartment. I do miss my many bookcases but I hope the donations to libraries will be of use to others. I no longer have room for many books and as I'm retired now, my work clothes can be better used by those who need them. I've simplified and now borrow books to read from the library.

Susan Coryell said...

When we moved from a big house to a small cottage, I gave 350 of my paperback books to the English department at my high school. Also gave away roomfuls of furniture. Now my closets and shelves are full in the cottage--no more book purchases unless I give away books already on the shelves. Libraries! Kindle! Spare is the word.

Anonymous said...

Thank you, Pam, for hosting us on your Tuesday Treasures blog.