Category Archives: holidays

Veterans Day and Doughnut Dollies

I love this fabulous painting outside the Salvation Army Building in Tulare, CA re: the photographer © Karinoza – Dreamstime.com .

(originally posted on A Slice of Orange.net — visit my sister site to meet some wonderful authors and read their posts!)

I was a doughnut dolly.

Back in the day, I served with the U.S. Army in Livorno, Italy. My job was to make coffee and play pool with the troops, set up entertainment and gourmet tours.

And make cookies. I whipped up hundreds and hundreds of cookies. Chocolate chip.

And doughnuts, too. I got help from the mess hall sergeant, a bespectacled guy from the Midwest who let me commandeer his big pots. Along with my Italian liaison, Maria, we’d cook up hot doughnuts and top them with powdered sugar we got from the PX, a sweet favorite with the boys.

Those were the days.

I’m proud of the time I spent with US Army Special Services — I made turkeys, fruitcakes, hot chocolate, and tons of cookies!

So on this Veterans Day I think about all the Doughnut Dollies who helped bring our servicemen and women a touch of home.

Especially on this 100th Anniversary of Armistice Day when the treaty was signed in a railcar in the French forest on the eleventh day of the eleventh month at the eleventh hour.

God bless all those who have served our country. Thank you.

Jina

PS — For fun, I put on my old uniform with U.S. Army Service Clubs patch. And yeah, I lost the hat years ago somewhere in Italy.

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For this Veterans Day, my Civil War time travel romance is on sale for 99 cents!

 

She wore gray…he wore blue…but their love defied time

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How many women soldiers fought in the Civil War?

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And check out this audio/video excerpt from Chapter 1 of my WW 2 sweet romance.

Christmas 1943

American soldier and an Italian nun in war torn Italy dare to fall in love…

The captain thinks he’s found Shangri-La until he realizes there’s stolen art, Nazis and a whole lotta snow

A Soldier’s Italian Christmas on Amazon

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Happy Halloween! My Speed Date with a Vampire

Ooh, Halloween goodies and a hottie vampire date. Am I not the luckiest witch ever?

HAPPY HALLOWEEN!

Turned off by online dating?

Friends fixing you up?

Try speed dating.

I did.

And I found the most gorgeous vampire.

My Speed Date with a Vampire.

A short story to die for…

COMING LATER TODAY — my AUDIO version of My Speed Date with a Vampire with my voiceover and sound effects, too!

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Come join me over at CHARMED CONNECTION Halloween Event/ from 2 – 4 pm today where I’ll premiere my short vampire story in both print and audio.

Hosted by Tari Lynn Porter-Jewett

Halloween Flash Fiction stories, recipes, games and prizes all brought to you by authors of Charmed Writers!

 

 

meet Count di Romanzo, a vampire to die for

And here’s a BONUS for you! My Speed Date Vampire . . .

Oh, yum!

1 day to go till my Speed Date with a Vampire: Count Down to Halloween with me

I am so not into speed dating until I’ve had my coffee.

1 day to go till my Speed Date with a Vampire

 

Turned off by online dating?

Friends fixing you up?

Try speed dating.

I did.

And I found the most gorgeous vampire.

Count down to #Halloween with me as we get closer to the holiday and My Speed Date with a Vampire.

A short story to die for…

Photo caption:  I am so not into speed dating until I’ve had my coffee.

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Come join me over at CHARMED CONNECTION Halloween Event/

Hosted by Tari Lynn Porter-Jewett

Five days of Halloween Flash Fiction stories, recipes, games and prizes all brought to you by authors of Charmed Writers! Oct 27 – Oct 31st.

My Speed Date with a Vampire: Video Promo

Turned off by online dating?

Friends fixing you up?

Try speed dating.

I did.

And I found the most gorgeous vampire.

Count down to Halloween with me as we get closer to the holiday and My Speed Date with a Vampire.

A short story to die for…

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Halloween Flash Fiction stories, recipes, games and prizes all brought to you by authors of Charmed Writers! Now through Oct 31st.

I’ll be hosting from 2 – 4 pm on Halloween with an AUDIO version of my vampire story as well as print.

Go to the CHARMED CONNECTION Facebook page:

me over at CHARMED CONNECTION Halloween Event/

Hosted by Tari Lynn Porter-Jewett

 

2 days to go till my Speed Date with a Vampire: Count Down to Halloween with me

Oh, Lord, did someone say speed dating? Where do I sign up?

Day 9 of my countdown to Halloween!

 

Turned off by online dating?

Friends fixing you up?

Try speed dating.

I did.

And I found the most gorgeous vampire.

Count down to Halloween with me as we get closer to the holiday and My Speed Date with a Vampire.

A short story to die for…

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Come join me over at CHARMED CONNECTION Halloween Event/

Hosted by Tari Lynn Porter-Jewett

Five days of Halloween Flash Fiction stories, recipes, games and prizes all brought to you by authors of Charmed Writers! Oct 27 – Oct 31st.

3 days to go till my Speed Date with a Vampire: Count Down to Halloween with me

I hope this speed dating thing doesn’t backfire on me . . . a vampire? Seriously?

3 days to go till my Speed Date with a Vampire

 

Turned off by online dating?

Friends fixing you up?

Try speed dating.

I did.

And I found the most gorgeous vampire.

Count down to #Halloween with me as we get closer to the holiday and My Speed Date with a Vampire.

A short story to die for…

Photo caption: I hope this speed dating thing doesn’t backfire on me . . . a vampire? Seriously?

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Come join me over at CHARMED CONNECTION Halloween Event/

Hosted by Tari Lynn Porter-Jewett

Five days of Halloween Flash Fiction stories, recipes, games and prizes all brought to you by authors of Charmed Writers! Oct 27 – Oct 31st.

4 days to go till my Speed Date with a Vampire: Count Down to Halloween with me

Can you believe I got stuck with this bite-happy vampire? I want a vampire like she’s got.

Day 7 of my countdown to Halloween!

 

Turned off by online dating?

Friends fixing you up?

Try speed dating.

I did.

And I found the most gorgeous vampire.

Count down to Halloween with me as we get closer to the holiday and My Speed Date with a Vampire.

A short story to die for…

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Come join me over at CHARMED CONNECTION Halloween Event/

Hosted by Tari Lynn Porter-Jewett

Five days of Halloween Flash Fiction stories, recipes, games and prizes all brought to you by authors of Charmed Writers! Oct 27 – Oct 31st.

5 days to go till my Speed Date with a Vampire: Count Down to Halloween with me

1st witch: I hear the hottie vampire loves redheads 2nd witch: Darling, he’s so into blondes. 3rd witch: Brunettes are bewitching 4th witch: You’re all wrong. The hottie vampire loves a woman who can ride her broomstick all night long!

Day 6 of my countdown to Halloween!

 

Turned off by online dating?

Friends fixing you up?

Try speed dating.

I did.

And I found the most gorgeous vampire.

Count down to Halloween with me as we get closer to the holiday and My Speed Date with a Vampire.

A short story to die for…

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Come join me over at CHARMED CONNECTION Halloween Event/

Hosted by Tari Lynn Porter-Jewett

Five days of Halloween Flash Fiction stories, recipes, games and prizes all brought to you by authors of Charmed Writers! Oct 27 – Oct 31st.

6 days to go till My Speed Date with a Vampire: Count Down to Halloween with me

What do you think about me going on a speed date with a vampire, Ollie? Ollie: It’s a hoot!

Day 5 of my countdown to Halloween!

 

Turned off by online dating?

Friends fixing you up?

Try speed dating.

I did.

And I found the most gorgeous vampire.

Count down to Halloween with me as we get closer to the holiday and My Speed Date with a Vampire.

A short story to die for…

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Come join me over at CHARMED CONNECTION Halloween Event/

Hosted by Tari Lynn Porter-Jewett

Five days of Halloween Flash Fiction stories, recipes, games and prizes all brought to you by authors of Charmed Writers! Oct 27 – Oct 31st.

7 days to go till my Speed Date with a Vampire: Count Down to Halloween with me

Don’t tell on me, but I’m about to snag that chocolate cupcake….

Day 4 of my countdown to Halloween!

 

Turned off by online dating?

Friends fixing you up?

Try speed dating.

I did.

And I found the most gorgeous vampire.

Count down to Halloween with me as we get closer to the holiday and My Speed Date with a Vampire.

A short story to die for…

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Come join me over at CHARMED CONNECTION Halloween Event/

Hosted by Tari Lynn Porter-Jewett

Five days of Halloween Flash Fiction stories, recipes, games and prizes all brought to you by authors of Charmed Writers! Oct 27 – Oct 31st.

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