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Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Giving Thanks
This is a particularly dank and dark afternoon on the Eve of Thanksgiving Day. With the sun occluded by thick, grey clouds and chilling rain patters on the roof and sidewalks, it's not a good day to think about playing tennis or going on a long walk with my dog. But it is a good day to read a novel or watch an old movie. Or, with sunshine in my heart, to do a bit of reflecting...to count the many blessings I am grateful for this year. 

There are a lot, including family and friends, both near and far...among them my older brother and his loving wife...a close friend from high school with whom I recently reconnected...my sister, her witty and wise husband, and their cherished diarist dog "Lucie"...the neighbors who have "adopted" me...and, of course, my dear tennis buddy and the many, many companionable hours we spend together “hitting a few”.

I am thankful for the semblance of good health, although on damp days like this arthritis rears its ugly head making it a bit difficult to type, among other things.

I am delighted, of course, with the loyalty and trust of my faithful companions, FrankieB and Sebastian, who thankfully provide me with laughter and inspiration each day. May they continue to do so for many more years to come.

I am thankful for being blessed with a modicum of writing talent and the time now to continue with my novel and collection of short stories that I hope to publish after the holidays. My thanks to my "readers" and friends who encourage me to "write on".

And there are of, course, all those many wonderful books which I am privileged to read and review for you here and on www.authorexposure.com. I thank that site's editors, LB and TG, who gave the opportunity to share my passion for the written word. So, of course, I am thankful for all the many talented authors that I've met during the past year or so. There are so many that I am not going to try and list their names lest I forget someone.  You all know who you are. Thank you so much for your creativity and literary endeavors to help enlighten the world.

I guess I am also thankful for this cold, rainy day, which gives me a chance to sit back and think about fortunate I really am. And to remember to give thanks not just on one particular day of the year because, as a wise friends once said, "Everyday should be a day of blessings and of thanksgiving."

May you and yours have a blessed and safe day tomorrow.

Happy Thanksgiving.
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June J. McInerney, the host of this Literary Blog, is an author, poet, and librettist. Her currently published works include a novel, a book of spiritual inspirations, two volumes of poetry, stories for children (of all ages) and a variety of children's musicals. Her titles include:
Miss Elmira's Secret Treasure: A Novel of Phoenixville during the Early 1900s
Colonial Theatre: A Novel of Phoenixville during the Roarin' 20s 
Phoenix Hose, Hook & Ladder: A Novel of Phoenixville during World War I
Columbia Hotel: A Novel of Phoenixville during the Early 1900s
the Schuylkill Monster: A Novel of Phoenixville in 1978
The Prisoner's Portrait: A Novel of Phoenxville during World War II
Rainbow in the Sky
Meditations for New Members

Adventures of Oreigh Ogglefont
The Basset Chronicles.
Cats of Nine Tales
Spinach Water: A Collection of Poems
Exodus Ending: A Collection of More Spiritual Poems

We Three Kings

Beauty and the Beast


Noah's Rainbow

Peter, Wolf, and Red Riding Hood



Originally from the New York metropolitan area, June currently lives near Valley Forge Park in Pennsylvania with her constant and loving companions, FrankieBernard and Sebastian Cat. She is currently working on her sixth novel.

June's novels can be purchased at amazon.com, through Barnes and Noble,
at the Historical Society of the Phoenixville Area,
the Gateway Pharmacy in Phoenixvile, PA

For more information about her musicals, which are also available on amazon.com,