Sunday, August 17, 2008


One afternoon a week our second grade class went to Mrs. Evans room for current events with the Weekly Reader newspaper. Each of us would get our very own copy. We were always impressed because it made us feel like grown-ups since our parents read their newspapers.
"Come in class and take your seat," Mrs. Evans said. "don't forget to pick up your Weekly Reader as you go by the reading table." Once we were settled, Mrs. Evans had different children read some of the many articles from the newspaper. Then we discussed several of them with her for a short time.
"All right class, I'd like you to do the quiz on the back page. When you're done, place them on my desk." Occasionally she assigned a one-page story to write from the newspaper.
As much as we enjoyed the Weekly Reader session, the brightest spot for my sister and me was getting to work on the Lego Town. We were always excited when she'd tell us we could go to the other side of the room. This never occurred, though, until we had finished our assignments.
Sitting on sawhorses was a huge board that held about a zillion red, white, blue, black, yellow, and clear Lego pieces that were lying about. We would stand and stare at the board trying to decide what we could make that would add to the town.
"Cinny, what do you want to build?" I asked.
"How about let's build a house this time? she responded.
The possibilities were endless. We could add to the buildings already being built, make cars, swings for the parks, people, or anything we imagined. We build everything from skyscrapers to regular houses. They were beautiful to our eyes. Sometimes we simply put the pieces in place and made new roads that led to the neighborhoods. They were made with red Lego's because they looked the most like bricks. We worked together so our project would be completed before it was time to go.
One thing we always had to remember was that Mrs. Evans didn't allow any fighting at Lego Town. She would make you go back to your desk and you'd be done for the day, no exceptions. Nobody wanted to lose the time spent in Lego Town.
Mrs. Evans class was a place filled with excitement. Not only did we learn about other people and places from our newspaper, we also got to use our imagination to become builders of a town - our very own Lego Town.

Jenny is the author

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Journey Through The Kaleidoscope And Meet Three Sisters!

We invite you to meet three sisters who share their childhood memories of growing up in a rural, midwestern neighborhood.

*Vicky - the painfully shy, easy-going, middle child.
* Jenny - the spunky tomboy, tender hearted, older-by-twelve-minutes twin.
* Cindy - the playful, constantly scared, official baby of the family.

Don't miss a single spin of the kaleidoscope in this exciting new collection of memories.
ISBN # 978-0-9797079-0-2. On sale summer/early fall 2008 at

Sunday, April 27, 2008

REVIEW - Kaleidsocope Memories A Delight To Read

Early reviews for Kaleidoscope Memories state it is a delightful read!

"Three sisters share memories of growing up in a large family. Their stories revisit the fears, fantasies and happy childhood events and places that baby boomers cherish. Heartfelt recollections of school days, unforgettable teachers, favorite pets, backyard fun, hand-me-downs, and lazy afternoons under a willow tree transport the reader back to a simpler, less complicated time. They reminisce about holidays, picnics in the park, and the consequences of disobeying authority. Parents ruled and everyone ate what was on their plates.

This book is a delightful read that will evoke pleasant thoughts for anyone who has ever worn a pair of saddle shoes or ridden a bicycle on a summer day. "

Lina Rehal, author of Carousel Kisses.

Monday, April 21, 2008

Final Manuscript Ready To Go!

I received the manuscript from the typesetter and it's ready to go to the printer. We are so happy that it's finally going to be published shortly. It's been a long journey but worth it all.

We hope that you will like the book and remember precious stories from your life and family that mean so much to you.