Dear Hearts and Gentle People

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Trafford Publishing, 2004 - Family & Relationships - 132 pages
The 55 true short stories tell entertaining experiences of the author and of her family and friends. Most stories are of a humorous nature but a few tell of experiences not so humorous, but interesting because of an unusual or unexpected twist. Many, but not all, story settings are small town, either in the author's present day Beachburg, Ontario or in hometown Coe Hill. These are good Canadian-flavour tales. Readers can usually relate to the human foibles which endear us to so many of the story characters. Most stories have happened between 1950 and today. A few photographs scattered throughout add to the interest. This is a book suitable for reading as many or as few stories as time allows in one sitting. These stories are ideal for reading to an audience as a part of entertainment. All stories have satisfying, usually happy endings. They are warm, "fuzzy" -type, family stories with which most people could identify.

This book is also available from Heather at 1-613-582-3257, or at these retailers : Ashlie's Books in Bancroft; The Old Hastings Gallery Store in Ormsby, Ont; Lakeside Pavilion of Barry's Bay, Ont.; Wilno Crafts; Madawaska Art Shop in Maynooth; Coles Books in Pembroke, Ont., and Heart and Home Gift Store in Beachburg, Ont.

Also written by Heather and published by Trafford is The Show Must Go On, a collection of earlier memoirs.

 

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Contents

Acknowledgements
7
Namely Us
8
More About Us
9
A Rose By any Other Name
12
Absent Groom
14
Company Needed
17
No Exchange on PJ s
19
All in the Name of Love
20
Do You Have your Teeth?
74
Love Those Newfies
76
A Somewhat Smelly Tale
77
The Sun Doesnt Always Shine
79
The Real Story of Chief
82
Dream Dog
83
The Tale of Lorraine
86
Losing My Bite Over Elvis
90

Husband for Sale
23
The Nesting Instinct
25
Shades of Change
26
Kindergarten Horror
30
Cedar Lake Catastrophes
31
Great Reservations
33
Christmas Surprises
35
Duplication in the Delivery Room
38
Flying Down The Trail
43
You Cant Escape the Long Arm of the Law
45
The Returned Prodigal
47
My Single Mother Adventure
49
The Power of Association
51
Aging and Me
52
Campbells and the Down Under
55
Judging a Cookie By Its Cover
62
Tradition Tradition
63
A Night On The Town
68
Dianes Dilemma
69
Clap Clap
70
The Pregnant Grandmother
71
Mr Wallaces Surprise Symphony
92
A Special Gift
93
A Memorable Funeral
95
Birthday Excitement
98
My Locked Up Experiences
99
The Interment
102
Looking Gift Horses in the Mouth
106
Hiding Your Skates in a Stump
107
PursePacking Predicament
108
Cookie Stress
110
Whoa is Woe
112
Uncle Abs Story
116
Campbell Duplication
119
Paneless Punctuality
121
Discipline Learned or Not in the Cadet Corps
122
Murphys Law
124
The ABM Ate It
125
You Know Youre Having a Bad Day When
127
The Origin of Mothers Day According to Frank
128
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Heather Campbell retired nine years ago from elementary school teaching. She and her husband Frank have two adult children and two teen granddaughters. Heather now pursues her interest in freelance writing and in music. This is her second book to be published. Frank and Heather live in Beachburg, Ontario, Canada, about ninety miles from Ottawa.Also written by Heather and published by Trafford is , a collection of earlier memoirs.

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