Chapter 1 – The Move — 35 Comments

  1. Hello there ! I read your blog every day, but don’t think I have ever commented before. I guess you would call me a “lurker”. lol I am a 65 year old Widow(as of Dec 31st last year). I am retired and not in good health now. I spend a lot of my lonely time here on the computer reading blogs and playing games on Facebook and Pogo. It might surprise you to know that reading about other peoples lives is what I find most interesting. Especially those that write well and have a way with words. You certainly do both. I am now looking forward to the next installment ! Keep it coming!! See ! It was good enough to pull a comment out of me !

    • Doris, I’m so glad you came out of the “lurker’s closet”! You are welcome here all the time, and please comment more often and you’ll be among some pretty neat folks! I see you have a very sad date to remember coming up. Hopefully something here will help you pass the time and maybe even bring a smile to your face! Thanks for you kind words! BW

  2. Oh BW, that was a perfect appetizer—left me smacking lips for more, more, more. Get out of bed, dose up on sudafed or nyquil and type, type, type. Very well-written! Not hokey, not simplistic, beautiful description of swamp and odors and mystery. I’ve always been so very curious about your life and beginnings. More! More!

  3. LOVE IT! Keep writing. Your descriptions are so good I’m going to look up about the minnow-eating spider. And you are so right. As we look back at the things that brought us to today, both the bad and the good played important parts. I can’t wait to read more.

  4. Even though I think I know most of the story, I still really want to read it! (And maybe, just a little, so that I can know more juicy parts that I didn’t know before!) 😉

  5. Yahoo! You finally got started!!! I can’t wait to read more. I really think this will be your big seller. Don’t stop or get busy with something else. If you want confirmation that you’re doing the right thing – you’ve definitely got it here.

  6. I just checked tonight’s TV listings, as usual there isn’t much I care to watch. I was hoping you’d gotten out of bed and started typing again. I’m still hungry to hear more. PLEASSSSSSSEEEEEEEEEEE don’t make us wait 30 yrs. to get the whole story! LOL! BW, you’re off to a wonderful start. You keep typing, we’ll keep reading.

    Dotter, I hope you’re making a hard copy of this piece.

    • I won’t make you wait thirty years, but I’ll do the best I can! No one needs to do a hard copy. I write in Word and copy and paste to the blog. I can print it any time I need. You might need to prod me once in a while, though! BW

  7. Hi everyone. It’s been a long day, most of which I spent in bed resting, fending off a sore throat and sinus stuff in preparation for an important state meeting tonight and the holiday gathering afterward. Thank you all very much for the kind words and the encouragement. These things run around in my head all the time, but most of the time I’m not in a place to write them down or I don’t have the recorder handy, or I’m in a place where I can’t do either. I don’t want to disappoint, but there won’t be an installment every day. There might be one per week, because writing is not the only demand on my time. There is at least one more major happening on the horizon, which I will share with all of you soon enough! Thanks for inspiring me with your words, and I’ll try to keep it up!

  8. Please DO keep on writing! It’s a grand start, but you quit just as something interesting was about to happen. I hope the circumstances of your life allow you to write regularly as I know many of us will enjoy whatever you write. I know I enjoy what you write every day!

    • Appreciate the kind words, Joan! I wanted to leave you hanging! It worked!!! My eyes were so bleary, I had to go lie back down. Once I got the words out of my head and down in writing, I could rest. Thank you for reading every day! BW

  9. Loved it, loved it, loved it!!!! I think you have the makings of a great bio! I will definitely be waiting for part II!

  10. And we’ll all want autographed copies after you write the last chapter. Awesome! I always thought I was the writer in the famly. Not! Way to go.

      • Since there is an abundance of writers in this family, I guess y’all will have to fill in the blanks BW leaves out. Dotter, you can write the “juicy” details you know and LilSis will have to tell the rest. Sisters always know more than daughters (or so I’m told)! I have no sisters, but there are stories I’ll never tell my daughter. They will go to the grave with me! (Nothing really bad, but it might mess up the “perfect mom” image!) LOL!!

      • Oops! *lol* I was hoping my “whatever” comment would fall below the comment about how I surpass Mommer as a writer… Whatever to that!

  11. Totally off topic but that’s just me. Get a hold of Mark and tell him he has to share with you cause its Xmas or something and the crazy $100 minimum order was crazy. Winter has arrived. First big storm of year.

  12. Blufloyd, are you up in the heavy snow area? I saw the news tonight and looks like ice fishing might soon be in the cards up north!

  13. Ok I’m hooked. I type really fast so if you want, call me and tell me the story and I will type so we can all get to read it faster. You can be fishing and talking and I will do the typing!

  14. Nope, mud minnows. Jamie got one tub. We ate the other one at camp.

    No heavy snow just being dusted by 45 mph winds and 10 deg temps.
    Colder tomorrow and 25 mph winds.

    Back hates slippery surfaces. I move like the invalid I am supposed to be now.

    Trip home was white out below hood though.

  15. Okay, BW, I was trying to figure out how to tell people my journey from Bayou Grace to Bayou Chocolate when I discovered that you have finally decided to write the your next book!

    Here I am freezing in Lafayettte and just trying to explain the last four years and four months…and you are starting out on 30 years!

    Keeping you and your family and all your readers in my prayers daily.

    Love, Lillian

    Will be bringing you some healthy chocolate soon but until then take care and keep on typing, typing, typing.

    The words crossing the keyboard is the secret.

    Stories can rarely be dictated. If they could, every one would have a best seller by now.

    Even Garrison Keilor writes his weekly radio news from Lake Woebegone. The fact that he has a great voice and can sing helps him bring words to life every Saturday night.

    Writing is like cooking gumbo. Gotta catch the ingredients, make the roux and stir and simmer slowly.

    The same way God does not answer prayers using a Pastor Callie wrote on Rayne Memorial Methodiust Church newsletter last month.

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