Sunday, November 15, 2015

A Special  Holiday Gift for the Book Readers on your list…

I have several signed copies of The South End available for the readers on your holiday shopping list. So here’s the deal:
If you order The South End from November 16 to December 16, I will deliver your copy if you live in the Rockland area. PLUS you will also receive a copy of my CD, “On Being a Southender,” Vol 1, 2009. For details on the CD, please see the ad here on the blog to the right. This deal will save you $12.50 plus zero shipping charges. To order, email me at
You may also order just the CD through the instructions in the ad to the right.
If you wish to order my book, but live out-of-state or out of the greater Rockland area here in Maine, please go to You should also be able to order the book in any bookstore where you live. You may find it in a few stores here in Maine. Hello Hello Books in Rockland and The Flower Goddess in Thomaston carry it.
This deal will only apply while supplies last, so order your book(s) soon.

Friday, November 13, 2015

Flowers &


The perfect gift for that special someone






144 Main Street

Thomaston, ME 04861
Stop by the Flower Goddess in Thomaston to pick up a special gift for those special people on your list who love flowers and the smell of a real book in their hands.
Laurie Tracy will be glad to help you pick out the perfect flowers. She also has my book, The South End  on hand to add a special touch to your gift of flowers.
Stop by today.


Saturday, October 31, 2015

Sonny’s Sunshine Corner

Hi, everyone. It’s been a long time between posts here on “Beyond the Southend.” I’ve missed you all since I had to leave this space at the end of April. I still have not had the operation I need on my right thumb as I simply ran out of time before I left Georgia. I will however try to continue the blog as I am able to until such time as I can arrange for the operation so that I can return to you full time.

Brother Ted
During the summer a lot happened to me personally included the death of my dear brother, Ted. You have all enjoyed his old “Fish and Chips” columns here and I will try to bring you more of his old columns as soon as possible. I will also do a special tribute to him at a later date.
Nanci and I are now residents of Maine, as we moved here in the middle of October. We are still trying to get the house here in Warren ready for winter with some much needed repairs. We therefore can’t visit you all very much until our projects are finished. At least we have most of the boxes unpacked and as much stuff put away as possible until we have arranged our storage spaces better.
I will certainly plan, however, to attend the next RHS Class of ’59 breakfast at the Brown Cow next month. Please all come so that I can reconnect with you all.
Two special little twins I said good bye to in Georgia…Kennedy on the right and Rayne on the left, daughters of former workmate, Casey Shumate Parr and her husband.
The back side of my new home in Warren, Maine
See you later. Until then wish me luck in luring Butchie out of one of many of his new hidey holes.


Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Blog On Hiatus

I am sorry to say that I must put the blog on hiatus for a few months. My right hand is in need of surgery, that will happen later on this summer. Until then, I must use it as little as possible. That means, no typing, no mousing, no nothing :(

Thank you so much for your continued loyalty, and I hope to be up and running again as quickly as I can heal.

Your favorite blogger, Sandra