Thursday, August 22, 2019

Revisiting Mesannie

It was not well visited nor much commented on so I decided to have a giveaway *on this post.* So easy to do when comments are low. In this case, there were 21 comments and two of them were mine. As some of you know, I'm whacky with giveaways. They are often silent giveaways and one doesn't even know that there will be a giveaway. At this point in my blogging, I am not looking for numbers and I like blessing my regular commenters.


In this case, no longer having my darling husband who used to reach into the bowl to select a name (he really enjoyed that), I have resorted to a number generator. My winner is number 7, discounting my own comments. Congratulations to Sue from Pear Tree Lane! 


Contact me, Sue, just to say whether your addy remains the same. I am ordering a paperback copy of The Last of the Saddle Tramps from Amazon using your address as the delivery. Nice and tidy that way. πŸ˜‡

I loved the book. It was an easy read and is an excellent peek into 1950s Americana from one coast to the other. Mesannie amazed me. The people who helped her along the way amazed me. Her proposal of marriage amazed me and her wonderful animals amazed me. I was struck by the goodness of God to an old woman who saddle tramped from Maine to California with a couple of horses and a trusty dog. And that He granted her so much additional time: twenty-five more years!

Mesannie and Art Linkletter circa 1955 (I think.)

Thank you for revisiting Mesannie with me!






34 comments:

  1. I missed that post when we were on vacation. Now I've gone back to read it--so interesting. You and I share a love of cemeteries.

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  2. Sue is such a sweetheart! I'm so happy for her and how sweet of you to do a fun giveaway. I'm going to look at that book and put it on my wishlist! Enjoy your day sweet lady. Take care of yourself my friend. Hugs, Diane

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  3. Vee, I am praying for you. Ted has his follow up check tomorrow in Indy. They will probably schedule a week of maintenance chemo the first week of Sept. He actually has done well...except for occasionally forgetting something. I feel like a nag, constantly on him about one thing or other.:( Stay strong young lady. Bless you, xoxo, Susie

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  4. Oh, this is just my type of book...I love first person accounts of life...not famous people...but the everyday ordinary people.

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  5. Obviously, my head is not in gear since I told everyone yesterday that it would be “two days” when it has been only one. πŸ™ƒ It is what it is!

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  6. That book sounds fascinating! I love books about interesting people!

    Congratulations to sweet Sue!

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  7. I know that I have seen that book in a library somewhere! I believe I've even at one time picked it up and looked at some of the photos. Now I really want to read it, especially after learning more of the history.

    What a sweet and fun giveaway! Congratulations to Sue!

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  8. Congratulations to Sue! Mesannie was even on the Art Linkletter show-wow. What a character she was. Strong and interesting. I need to read more about her. ♥

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    1. Yes, the white horse she is leading was a gift to her from Mr. Linkletter.

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  9. I need to try this kind of give away some day! Genius.

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  10. Vee, I ordered this book after reading your prior post!

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  11. OK now I have to order this book. Congratulations to Sue! Thanks for the giveaway. That was sweet of you. Hope you are doing well. I continue to pray for you.

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  12. Congratulations to the winner. I need to do a little giveaway. I haven't done one in a very long time. Hugs and blessings dear Vee.
    Cindy

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  13. Congratulations to sweet Sue! I have wanted to have a give-away for a very long time but never got it together. I love what you said about not caring about the numbers. I have to say that I feel the exact same way...in the beginning it was a bit different though. I'm sure the book is excellent!

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  14. Awesome! Congrats to Sue. smiles

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  15. Congratulations to Sue! What a fun giveaway and it sounds like a very interesting read.

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  16. Aw........You have a generous heart, Vee! And a quirky sense of humor! Well done.

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  17. Happy for Sue that she won the giveaway though I wish it were me. : )
    Sounds like a good read.

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  18. What a fun give-away! I am happy for the winner. I hope you are feeling well!
    God bless you!

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  19. Hi Vee, Another good book to add to my list. I'm happy for Sue's win!
    Sending prayers to you and wishes for a pleasant weekend.

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  20. Dear dear Vee, I am sitting here this Saturday evening visiting for the first time in days, what a wonderful surprise, I am just overcome with joy! Thank you for your generosity, and friendship!
    Love,
    Sue

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    1. Yay! I was giving you until Monday morning. πŸ˜‰ Addy still the same?

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  21. Ahh...Sue is a great name for you to pull out of the giveaway dish!

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  22. Congratulations to your winner.
    I am so lazy on visiting other blogs...and on my own. I have lost the joy of blogging since my life is so different without my other half of heart....I try. I try hard to rekindle the love and fun of blogging but I just can't get that old feeling back. It's the same with other things...my little patio that we built together..the container garden...just so many things. I am doing fine...I have my family and am so thankful...God loves me...so thankful...it just seems the light has gone off and I have trouble finding the light switch.
    ANYway, I hope you are feeling as well as possible...hoping the treatments are working...I think of you so often and love you dearly.

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  23. The days of "tame" TV are thoroughly behind us, aren't they?! Mr. Linkletter was a good man.

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  24. I had never heard of her! What an amazing lady.

    I came over here from Sue's blog. Nice to meet you, Vee! :-)

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    1. Hi Sandi~

      Welcome! I have been reading at your place and will come in for a landing on a comment there soon! So much to ponder.

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  25. Yes, and I, too, stopped by from Vee's. This sounds like such an interesting book. I may have to order it. Have a wonderful Labor Day!

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  26. Congratulations to sweet Sue for winning your giveaway, what a generous thing for you to do, and I like the way you do it, spontaneous! The book you are giving away interests me as I love true stories, and this sounds like a wonderfully interesting one. Continuing in prayer for you in this journey you are on! Hugs and blessings :)

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  27. Hoping things are going along as we are praying for. Praying there's no pain that can't be managed.
    Would you let me know when you get the box I mailed to you? Just so I'll know..xo

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