Saturday Morning Coffee

When Spence (Pete) puts his feet up.

Here’s a book I wrote in 2002, perhaps not as well understood as it might have been. I’m guessing right now would have been a good pub date! Not saying it’s congruent with current events, but I think it relates to them, since we seem to be fighting the Civil War again. So are some of the people in LAST OF THE DIXIE HEROES. I’m sort of fond of the scene where Roy tries on that old CSA uniform that’s been in the family all those years, and it fits perfectly. (Also I love this cover, the statue coming to life and marching on Atlanta to maybe get there ahead of Sherman.)



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17 Responses to “Saturday Morning Coffee”

  1. Herd of Hounds
    8:58 am on August 26th, 2017

    Good morning everyone! Looks interesting and mom is in between books and knows our local library doesn’t have it. Our Texas Plunderers are in our pawrayers. Harvey looks like a whopper!
    Safe Saturday to all.

  2. B.Stover
    9:24 am on August 26th, 2017

    Good morning all.

  3. BMALS
    9:34 am on August 26th, 2017

    Harvey is doing his damage. Devastating for so many.

    I am going to have to check our library to see if they have Dixie Heroes. I seem to have missed that one.

  4. Wose-The Small and Meek
    10:10 am on August 26th, 2017


    Thinking on BooBear and Miss Macy…Hope they are safe!

    Good day to all!

  5. Wose-The Small and Meek
    10:45 am on August 26th, 2017

    National Dog Day…Who knew?

  6. Herd of Hounds
    11:19 am on August 26th, 2017

    Wose, thank you for the National Dog Day info. Because of you we will have hot dogs and Dogsters for desert. Mom is a sucker for all things dog!

  7. Herd of Hounds
    11:21 am on August 26th, 2017

    BTW, we haven’t heard much about Wee NIgel lately. How is the little guy?

  8. Howlers
    11:35 am on August 26th, 2017

    Last of the Dixie Heroes was excellent.
    Hoping to hear from BooBear.
    We are seeing reports of lots of stray, hungry, lost dogs in Rockport, TX.

  9. BooBear
    2:10 pm on August 26th, 2017

    Hi, guys! Checking in from fringe of Hurricane Harvey! So far, okay here. We had some strong rain this morning but it let up and things are draining ok. So far no problem with power or plumbing. News from the other side of town shows more problems. Couple of twisters and some high water. Trying not to get cocky. Forecasts say the worst rain is still to come. Feel really bad for folks farther down the coast. Harvey became a major storm very quickly

    Mom’s biggest problem is not eating the emergency snacks she stocked up! This is why she doesn’t keep that stuff in the house. If it’s here, she eats!

  10. Wookie's and Teddy's Paw
    2:35 pm on August 26th, 2017

    Booker — thanks for the update and fingers and paws crossed here in Chevy Chase for your continued good fortune in weathering the storm.

    And keeping with past tradition on my part, this is the inside back jacket for Last of the Dixie Heroes, including a then current photo of OFA (now known as “Pete”). FYI, the book was first published in June 2001.

  11. Wookie's and Teddy's Paw
    2:37 pm on August 26th, 2017

    My last post is awaiting moderation, but when it finally appears, it is first addressed to Booker, which I now know is otter correct for BooBear. Sorry about that.

  12. Herd of Hounds
    2:40 pm on August 26th, 2017

    Isn’t that what it’s for? We think so.

  13. Howlers
    2:47 pm on August 26th, 2017

    BooBear, thanks so much for checking in. We are very happy that all is well for you and your maw so far. We will keep praying.

  14. Diane C.
    4:21 pm on August 26th, 2017

    Godday everyone. Wose–I just found out and am trying to think of an appropriate way to observe. Pretty and Edgar favor treats and naps, but they favor that every day (plus someone is supposed to come and fix my sprinklers which started screaming last night).
    How are y’all observing Dog Day?

  15. Diane C.
    4:22 pm on August 26th, 2017

    Also glad to see Boobear et al are OK.
    (That was supposed to be “Goodday” rather than “Godday” in the post just above.)

  16. Wose-The Small and Meek
    4:33 pm on August 26th, 2017

    BooBear: Glad to hear that things so far are okay with youse.
    Hoping ML and Miss Macy are okay.

    Diane C: Perhaps I was a dog in another life…I favor treats and naps too! :^)

    HOH: Enjoy your special meal for a special day!

  17. Herd of Hounds
    8:02 pm on August 26th, 2017

    Wose, we loved it, especially the Dogsters…almost as good as Frosty Paws!

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