July 3, 2014

July 2014 Welcome Message

Carolyn’s Compositions


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


  1. Always good to hear from you – thanks for the hospitality you gave to us several Julys during our 27 years of marriage !

    Comment by Grace (&Fred) — July 3, 2014 @ 5:19 am | Reply

  2. Carolyn, thanks for making it possible to be your contest winner. 🙂 I enjoy your blog.
    July is a busy month for me, so come on my fellow posters, here is your chance to best me! 🙂
    I liked your article about Ziders Store.
    Happy Fourth July!

    Comment by merry101 — July 3, 2014 @ 11:46 pm | Reply

    • Merry, I wondered how you would respond to this July welcome message—hoping you wouldn’t get mad fur find it fun. Thanks for the latter. Carolyn
      P. S. Keep commenting…don’t stop…

      Comment by carolyncholland — July 4, 2014 @ 12:21 am | Reply

      • I like your humor 🙂 and enjoy your articles. July is a busy month for me. Filled with birthdays. We’re going to Arizona for a few days. Attending our g-g-daughters birthday party. I probably won’t take my laptop but will have my smartphone with me. That thing is just too smart!!
        Blessings to you and Monte. 🙂

        Comment by merry101 — July 8, 2014 @ 11:32 pm

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