JULY 2014 WELCOME MESSAGE
July 2014…A hearty welcome to new subscribers and new readers of CAROLYN’S COMPOSITIONS, an online magazine publishing articles on a wide variety of topics. Views of its 1,225 posts (articles) reached 294,000 early on July 1. I thank my regular readers for helping and encouraging me to reach these landmarks.
Congratulations, Merry. You have won the comment competition all but one month since last August.
I challenge to my other readers to post the number of comments needed to knock Merry off the winning pedestal—to do this you will need to post at least a dozen comments in one month. Merry has set the bar high, but I know you can comment often enough to take her on.
During June I continued photographically documenting the restoration of a historic building, the Ziders Store in Laughlintown, Pennsylvania. The work of the Progress Fund is almost completed, and a tenant, The Country Cupboard and Nature Run Wood Work will open July 4 (ribbon cutting—July 17). My assignment is to write an article on the restoration for a local magazine.
In mid-June my husband Monte and I visited Slippery Rock (PA) for a week, which ended with a visit to the historic Old Stone House, an early 1800s inn. We each placed a brick on an outdoor oven they are constructing.
I finally completed an article on Flight of Valor, amusic piece commissioned by the Somerset County Community Band in honor of Flight 93. I won’t tell you how long it took to finish the article, but it, like my historic romance novel, moved at the speed of a century plant blooming (which takes 10 years). I’m working on the novel, researching and writing, well, slowly…
July is here…hot, humid…welcoming us with booms of brilliant colors. Have a happy Fourth of July and a safe, productive, month.
Carolyn Cornell Holland, producer of CAROLYN’S COMPOSITIONS