My BOOKS

 
Luna, A Dog Named After The Moon

Luna, a talking puppy with a positive attitude, deals with being adopted, fears, boredom, and a bothersome cat. When trouble happens Luna uses her animal instincts to help. Have you ever thought a dog was talking to you? Luna is the lovable puppy who does just that. When adopted by a family in a hectic Hollywood household, she seeks to achieve her own fame and purpose. As Luna tells of her experiences, we see an appreciation for the important things in life. Parents and grandparents reading the story to children may find conversation starters in the life lessons Luna learns. The puppy’s sense of humor and a balance of humility and ego will bring a chuckle to adults.

 
Our Michigan Roots Cookbook
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I started this project somewhere around 2013 by gathering recipes from family members.  Life got in the way and the process dragged on. My interest continued in sharing the cards in the handwriting of the people who originated the recipe and passing on recipes for dishes many would remember.

   In July of 2015 several cousins met to share recipes, pictures and memories. Tom and Jerry Jablonski, Lee and Susie Haddix, Woody Hurkley, Mark Dean, Melody Bacon Briggs and me, Diane Dean recalled with laughter the people and places where we shared holidays together in our youth.

   We went through recipes of our aunts and mothers. This recipe book is a tribute to all those who have “gone on ahead” as former missionary cousin Marilla Dean Rutherford taught me to say. We remember who they were, who we are and who we will always be by our family, friends and food connections.