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When you read my previous Blog, LaRosa Chronicles, Connecting the Stories: Connection 1, Dated: 10/29/09, you learned that Father Sandro’s Money and Time Has A Way are loosely connected through Emma LaRosa. Emma and Julie are the main characters in Time Has A Way.

And when you read the Blog, LaRosa Chronicles, Connecting the Stories – Connection 2 – Yesterday, Tommy Gray Drowned , Dated 11/03/09, you learned in Yesterday, Tommy Gray Drowned that Elizabeth, who is the main character is Julie’s mother.

And when you read the Blog, LaRosa Chronicles, Connecting the Stories – Connection 3 , Dated: 11/30/09, you found out that in The next book in the LaRosa Chronicles is Candy-colored Clown, the main characters are Julie and her husband Ken Waters.

We’re now up to the fifth book of the LaRosa Chronicles, Spiderling , a Suspense/Thriller, set in the White Mountains of New Hampshire. Ken & Julie’s fifteen year old daughter is the main character in Spiderling . That’s the 4th connection.

Click on any of the Hyperlinked text to see more about each story.
K

PS
Sal’s 21 mile commute, that normally takes 30 minutes, took 1 hour 45 minutes, due to the storm that came through Wednesday morning. Do you have any “storm stories” you would like to share?

This coming Saturday we will be at a Holiday Craft Fair, located at Our Lady of the Cedars Church, on the corner of Calef Road and Mitchell Street in Manchester, NH from 9:00am to 3:00pm.

This event is sponsored by the Manchester Policemen’s Wives Scholarship Board. 100% of all funds raised from rentals, raffles and food sales will be utilized for post High School education scholarships for the sons and daughters of Manchester, NH Police Officers.

This is a great way for us to end our best year ever and we hope to continue to get a great turn-out at this venue.
K

PS
Saturday, after the Milford, NH Event we were at our son-in-law’s casino-themed birthday party.
His birthday is actually December 9 and we will post a picture of the party that day!

On Saturday, December 5, 2009 we participated at Shop Til You Drop 2009. This event was Sponsored by The Milford Middle School Enrichment Program. All I can say is WOW!

The turn-out rivaled many much larger venues and can only be called a complete success. Sal and I greatly appreciate the voluminous crowds of people who supported this event and spent time talking with us. The dozens of new readers initiated by this event was impressive.

Often the number of people at our table was so steady that it’s impossible to remember and thank everyone. My sincerest appreciation to Joan, who was my point of contact for participation at this event. My deepest thanks to Patty and Janet, Felicia (pictured below), Cheryl and Ivan (pictured below), Tammy, Kelly, Laurie, Audrey, Cheryl, Tini, Carol, Donna, Beverly, Mindy, Christine, Priscilla, Serena and the many others who purchased LaRosa Chronicles books for themselves and as gifts! You all are the reason 2009 has been our best year for sales.

Cheryl & Ivan (12/05/09) run Dove Chocolate Discoveries, In-home chocolate tasting parties. What fun! Check them out at http://www.dove-chocolate-discoveries.com/sites/cherdove

Here I am with Felicia (12/05/09) We met earlier this year in Hollis, NH and she sent books to her sister in Santa Ana, CA.

Felicia had a table selling Hoynacki Kettle Korn! Check the family business website: http://www.kettle-korn.net/ (It’s delicious!)

One more event this year, next weekend in Manchester, NH. I’ll talk about it tomorrow. What an incredible year you all have made this for LaRosa Chronicles!

Thank You! Thank You! Thank You!
K

Tomorrow, Saturday, December 5, 2009 I am signing books at the Jacques Memorial School in Milford, New Hampshire. This event is Sponsored by The Milford Middle School Enrichment Program.

Student fees-based on family income, grants, fundraising, and donations support Milford Middle School Enrichment and Extended Day Programs. Under the direction of the Community Advisory Board, the Parent Steering Committee, and the Student Steering Committee, it offers varied educational opportunities to MMS students. The goal of this program is to provide interesting and fun after-school options, like sports and crafts,  for students. They also offer school vacation and summer options for students.

Some of the courses currently offered are recreational swimming, by Hampshire Hills Health Club; Theater Games and Skits, by Liz Possee; Drawing-Painting, by Kara Fortin and Aubrey Antonelli.

Follow the following link to find out about many more: http://www.milfordschools.net/mms/enrichment/EnrichBrochJan10.pdf

We really hope to have a great turn-out tommorow!

I hope to see you there.
K

This coming Saturday, December 5, 2009 I will be signing books at the Jacques Memorial School Milford, New Hampshire. This event is Sponsored by The Milford Middle School Enrichment Program. Another very good cause!

I’ll talk about this more for the next couple of days.

We hope to see another record turn-out!
K

It has now been only two months now that  I have been Blogging daily (excluding a day here and there) and November has blown away the tremendous number of views I received in October. I am very grateful for the wonderful growth in readership. Sincere thanks to all of you for your support!!!

There is still plenty of time to get personalized books for holiday gifts. I promise that all of you who email me for autographed books for holiday gifts will receive them within a week of your orders!

Keep coming back and I’ll try to keep it interesting.
Thank You! Thank You! Thank You!
K

Our Thanksgiving was great. We hope yours was too.

We had too much to eat, as planned. We visited and the children played.

Here I am with Sal Jr as he’s checking out the bird. He did a great job!

Here’s the guest of honor. He didn’t look like that for long.

Here’s Zoey enjoying our Thanksgiving toast. (The children toasted with sparkling cider so no one was left out of the toast)

We had a wonderful day!
K

 

Before each Thanksgiving Dinner we all hold hands around the table and each of us (usually 20 or more) say what we are thankful for. When you have all four of your children, each of their significant others and all eight grandchildren, plus any friends who are not able to be with their families on this day, in one room together that says it all!

Another wonderful thing to be thankful for happen yesterday; we re-connected with an exchange student from Japan who spent her senior year with us in 1986 and then returned to Japan. Candy is married, since 1990, to a U.S. Navy man she met in Japan, living with her husband and two children in San Diego. We hope to never lose touch again!

May all of you have something special to be thankful for this coming Thanksgiving Day!
K

 

 

 

 

Wow! It’s now less than two months that  I have been Blogging daily (excluding a day here and there) and I continue to be grateful for the wonderful growth in readership. Sincere thanks to all of you for your support!!!

There are still six days remaining in November and you’ve blown away the remarkable number of “views” I received in October. November has given us three awesome events and birthday parties for four of our eight grandchildren!
Thank You! Thank You! Thank You!

I promise that all of you who email me for autographed books for holiday gifts will receive them within a week of your orders!

Yesterday I didn’t have a birthday picture of Dominic to post. Now I do! Dominic, Happy Eleventh Birthday!

Dominic cutting his cake (11/22/09)

In addition to the fantastic event in Stratham this past weekend we also attended three Birthday Parties. We celebrated with Christina, Sal Jr’s significant other; Christopher, Sal Jr’s oldest son (sixteen); and with Dominic, Cynthia’s youngest (his sister was on the 11/09/09 Blog with her sweet-sixteen).

Christina and Christopher are shown below in a cell phone photo. I’ll have to put Dominic on tomorrow, after Sal uploads a picture from his camera.

We have Thanksgiving weekend off, thankfully (no pun intended), after having events and birthdays for the last three weekends. Then two more weekend events before we break until after the New Year. These last two events will make eight in the last ten weeks!

I’ll talk about the next two events, in Milford, NH and Manchester, NH after Thanksgiving. Meanwhile, continue to email if you want to purchase books directly.
K

Christina and Christopher (11/21/09)