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Staying Connected

Staying Connected

The reporter asked, "What are you doing at home to stay connected to your group in the Villages?" I told her, "I'm writing my next book about my life on Guam." I'm showing the snippet she placed in the local newspaper.  My first media announcement for my new book!

Writing Your Life

Writing Your Life

I joined several authors who had published through Lightning Source, the publishing company of Writing Your Life, on Saturday, November 12, in Orlando, Florida. We networked together with our mentor, Patricia Charpentier, from 2-4 in the afternoon. Each author...

RPLA Silver Award

RPLA Silver Award

Dandelion Child: A Soldier’s Daughter won silver during the Royal Palm Literary Awards of the Florida Writers Association in Orlando on October 27, 2019. Margaret, better known as Peggy (that’s me), wrote this book over a twenty-year period. It is a memoir of her life...

Tri-County Women Veterans

Tri-County Women Veterans

Sixteen percent of today’s military force is female–the largest contingent in our history. Every service is recruiting more female high school and college graduates. Let’s support our women warriors. Sixteen percent of today’s military force is female–the largest contingent in our history. Every service is recruiting more female high school and college graduates. Let’s support our women warriors.

Village Honor Flight Challenge Coins

Village Honor Flight Challenge Coins

I attended a Village Honor Flight Lunch, where each veteran received a unique challenge coin. Along with the coin, the story told about its history, bestowed tribute upon these brave warriors. Like all heroes, their faces showed wonder they deserved such a reward.

Visiting the Sites in Salt Lake City

Visiting the Sites in Salt Lake City

My husband, grandson, and I visited Salt Lake City, Utah to attend a Model Railroad Convention. While there, I spent my days walking to Temple Square, where I marveled at the many Latter Day Saints buildings and monuments. Only four days after Brigham Young lead his...

A Sloth To Love?

A Sloth To Love?

A Sloth To Love Ancient sloths, as large as an elephant, roamed North America and became extinct around 10,000 years ago. The sloth I am holding lives in a cage and is used as a pet in the jungle of Honduras. The sloth is the slowest animal of the forest and rarely...

Votes For Women

Votes For Women

Peggy wears her pioneer outfit for a DAR sponsored rally commemorating our right to vote. Women did not always have the right to vote. Our U.S. Constitution gave white property owning men the privilege of voting. Over time each state gave white men regardless or...

The Howey Mansion

The Howey Mansion

I joined a group from the American Association of University women for a tour of The Howey Mansion at Howey-in-the-Hills, Florida about an hour drive from The Villages, where I live. We gathered at the Eisenhower Recreation Center, joined together in a caravan and met...

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