Story Grace, Mercy and Blessings

Sammy55

Veteran Member
Ahhhhh.........I feel another book coming...maybe two.

One following Clora and Mark and Tess and family. The other (maybe) on the rest of the clan?

Or not?? I guess only God and Pac knows for sure!

Thanks, Pac! Great story! Sad to see the family splitting up, but am happy to see less stress for Clora and Mark.
 

Griz3752

Retired, practising Curmudgeon
Ahhhhh.........I feel another book coming...maybe two.

One following Clora and Mark and Tess and family. The other (maybe) on the rest of the clan?

Or not?? I guess only God and Pac knows for sure!

Thanks, Pac! Great story! Sad to see the family splitting up, but am happy to see less stress for Clora and Mark.
I think you might be right on the continuing core group; a lot of distractions have been winnowed out & the cast cut way back but, I'm just guessing.
Historically, when people splinter off, they're just gone but parallel story lines could happen; way above my pay grade here.
So far, my guesses are running at about 5-6% accurate so I'm going to sit quietly over here & wait patiently.

What with all the RL stuff, wayward cattle, fencing, family & just getting through a day in our current world, I wouldn't be shocked if our guide to the Linderman clan needed a little respite herself.

The last time I looked, this was around 2.6 million words and that was a few weeks ago ......
 

Sammy55

Veteran Member
WOW!! Over 2 million words!! WOW!!

Pac, you are to be commended for all the writing as well as entertaining, but especially for bring God into our lives through your wonderful words, inspiring characters, and fascinating, edge-of-our-seats plots.

Thank you more than what I can say! Where ever you go, we know God leads the way, and we will gratefully follow.
 

Griz3752

Retired, practising Curmudgeon
WOW!! Over 2 million words!! WOW!!

Pac, you are to be commended for all the writing as well as entertaining, but especially for bring God into our lives through your wonderful words, inspiring characters, and fascinating, edge-of-our-seats plots.

Thank you more than what I can say! Where ever you go, we know God leads the way, and we will gratefully follow.
AND, I think we're about to enter the 14th year
I've been reading this through two vehicles' life spans!
I've said it before: thank you isn't nearly enough.
 

PacNorWest

Veteran Member
#220

Mark pushed the wheelbarrow slowly, and even then, Clora wasn't spry and able to keep pace. He unloaded the items in their wagon and took Clora by the grocery store. "she needs to sit and do no work," he warned the ladies. That Clora made no protest, clued the ladies that Clora was unwell.

"We'll take care of her," Rennie promised her father-in-law, and Mark felt her promise to be good. Out the door he went to push the barrow up to Tess's.

"Clora, you are just the woman we wanted to see," Rennie seemed to be the spokeswoman for the group. "Tess has mentioned the Inn was vacant, and that Abby went on a walk-about for greener pastures. She said the owners had also been killed and it's evidently up for grabs.
Some of us are pretty curious about the place and if we might take over operations, or what the situtation might be?"

Clora smiled. "First I want to say that Mark and I, Tess and her boys will be moving on. Those that are willing are welcome to join us. And no, we aren't interested in operating the Inn," she added to the looks of relief on some of the ladies' faces.

"Belnap is a small town, and many of the shops and buildings are empty. Abby has told me that there is a vacant medical clinic, and many houses are available. There are probably 50 or so people in the surrounding town, so there is demand for services. The people have been coming down to buy from Georges store, so there is a need for a grocery. Now for the Inn, I believe Abby said it had twenty five rooms to rent, but that there is a company that ferries travelers down from the North, and they come about every two weeks for meals and lodging."

In the background, the three sisters were whispering among themselves, looking interested in the prospect of a hospitality business. Trish and Phoebe were talking low, Judy and Clara were conferring, Sally was talking to Millie and there was so much talking going on, that the hum of it all made Clora happy.

Rennie and Honey were talking, but not looking pleased with one another.

Clora said no more, preferring to let the women work with the news, settling some of their ideas.
 

Griz3752

Retired, practising Curmudgeon
I’m thinking perhaps Mark won’t be rid of Miss Dory quite so easily if Gary goes with the family. lol

muches thanks, pac.
You mean if Dory decides Gary is worth saving & she decides to go on the trek
Gary doesn't know it yet but he's all but hogtied, waiting for the hot iron......
Mrs Pac will sort it out
 

PacNorWest

Veteran Member
#221

By the time that Mark got Tess and her boys back to the circled wagons, Milo and Toby were hot-footing it over for a conference. The ladies had wasted no time in informing their husbands what was going on; the deep life changing choices that would need to be made.

Millie and Trish had already made arrangements for George and Trish and the three sisters to visit Belnap the first thing the next morning and inspect what the town might have to offer.

"I'm assuming" and George held up his hand to stop the knowing looks, "that the process for claiming places, buildings and lands in Belnap, will be the same as it was here. We may have to renounce the lands we have claimed here, but I'm guessing that Wyatt will know the procedure."

By the time supper was over, there was a wagon load of people interested in checking out the town, and benches from the bunk house were requested for seating.

Corbin and Clara talked long into the night concerning the idea of moving Corbin's freight service to Belnap. "I'd really like to find out what Andy and Judy have planned," Clara was frank and honest, "and what Andy wants to do, probably hinges on what Donny and his family decide to do."

The two of them were sitting off to the side of the grocery's pot bellied stove, enjoying the warmth. The warm day had cooled off considerably, and the new mamas had opted to spend the night in the warm store.

George and Millie were talking with Donny and Sally, explaining that they admired the young couple and the way they were taking care of the children in their care. "We'd like you to stay and help us run the store. Much like an apprentice, with the younger kids helping as they grow older and learn a trade. We offer a home and food, a small wage and our only request is that we be allowed to be Grandma and Grandpa to the young ones."

"I need to talk to Sally about this, you understand we are still new to each other and I want to make sure she has a say." Donny mumbled between hurting and feeling woozy.

"I think you outta talk to me also," Andy barged into the conversation. "You ain't in any condition to be out traipsing around. My Judy would like to be in town so she and her Ma can run a sewing business. Me, I wanna keep on raising our horses and sell good broke stock, so I'm gonna need land and a barn. I'm hoping to find a place close in."

"We'll know tomorrow, actually I'm kinda excited about settling down, we've been roamin 'round a powerful long time." and Donny gave up talking, he was exhausted beyond belief.
 
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