Thursday, February 19, 2015

Literary Heroines Blog Party: 2015


I was not initially planning on joining the party this year, (what exactly was I thinking?), but there is something that I simply cannot resist about a really good tag, and this is not only that, it is the Kellie Falconer Literary Heroines Blog Party Tag! Obviously I was not thinking rationally. However, here it is now (and I need hardly say how excited I am about the finished piece)! A good old hearty thanks and cheers to Kellie for hosting this party once again! Note: All my answers on this tag are different from last year’s, but it does not mean the others are obsolete! Just expanded. And if you want to compare or anything, the link is right here. :)

~ The Questions ~

Introduce yourself! Divulge your life's vision, likes, dislikes, aspirations, or something completely random! 
I am Éowyn. Lover of horses, but especially of my own, Windfola. I relish stories that crush my heart to smithereens – but put it back together in the end, and I am on the trail of learning how to write them. A glass of Kombucha and a warm yam topped with cinnamon and farm-fresh raw egg yolks is my perfect lunch (yes I am a total health nut). I believe that a good sled hill covered with slick ice is one of the best things in the world. Finally, I am on a journey to see this world of God’s creation with all of its colors of culture and nature, and whether it be in a garden patch or between the pointed ears of a horse on the plains of Argentina, I know it’s going to be a good one.

What, to you, forms the essence of a true heroine? 
A heroine is someone who always strives to puts others cheerfully before herself, whether that be God, other people or simple duties.


Share (up to) four heroines of literature that you most admire and relate to
Nic from The Growing Up of Cornelia by L.M. Montgomery
Oh, goodness I love this girl! The most natural of girls in the world she acts young without being immature, likes childish pursuits and is awkward in normal social situations. Of all the heroines I have ever met she has the most points that I go “Yes, that’s me!” Now if only I can find a Sidney…

Majesty from The Light of the Western Stars by Zane Grey
She is fairly daring, but gets in over her head sometimes; feminine, honest, owns a beautiful ranch in the West, and undergoes wonderful and somewhat terrifying adventures… If Nic is who I most truly feel like in real life, Majesty is the one I dream of being. Not in every way of course, but almost…

Caroline from Shirley by Charlotte Brontë
Sweet, long-suffering, gentle, yet has enough personal struggles to make her likable. Put simply, she just behaves wonderfully. 

Valancy from The Blue Castle by L.M. Montgomery
I feel villainous neglecting Jocelyn and Gay from A Tangled Web for Valancy, but since I couldn’t have both of them here she is! You know those love-hate relationships, where one is always grumbling about the person’s follies when apart, but you like being with them anyways? Well, that is Valancy and I to a tee. And strangely enough, though I can’t abide some of her speeches/actions to be independent, it is some of those variances of feelings on her part that make me like her at all. So, yes, I really think she is a favorite.

Five of your favorite historical novels?
With Every Letter by Sarah Sundin
The Light of the Western Stars
and Riders of the Purple Sage by Zane Grey
St. Ives by Robert Louis Stevenson 
With Lee in Virginia by G.A. Henty


Out of those five books who is your favorite main character and why? 
St. Ives. Simply imagine a man with all the humor of Bertie Wooster, but with a brilliance of mind that is equal to it and you will have him.

 Out of those five books who is your favorite secondary character and why?
Venters from Riders of the Purple Sage. I think he may be more main than secondary character, but I shall pay that fact no heed – Impulsive, upstanding, good with animals, and quite clever in the wilds. There is something about him that makes me think that, with the correct handling, he would make a very nice brother.


If you were to plan out your dream vacation, where would you travel to - and what would you plan to do there? 
This trip is the pinnacle of all my dreaming for this year - I would head west on Rt. 66 to Inscription Rock NM, follow the Trail of the Ancients through the four corners area, then back through CO. This trip might not happen this year, but a girl can Google distances and read maps can’t she? :)


What is your favorite time period and culture to read about? 
As of February 2015? The 19th and early to mid 20th . Definitely English, but the US is also jolly - or not depending on whether it is a war, or domestic novel.

You have been invited to perform at the local charity concert. Singing, comedy, recitation - what is your act comprised of? 
Singing of course…with others.


If you were to attend a party where each guest was to portray a heroine of literature, who would you select to represent? 
Majesty in The Light of the Western Stars. I love the western riding costumes from that era, so it would be her riding outfit that I would choose to recreate.

What are your sentiments on the subject of chocolate? 
My emotions lean toward the dark, rich 90% cocoa bars or chia seed pudding.
In other words –the healthy stuff.

Favorite author(s)?
Jane Austen, Zane Grey. G.A. Henty, L. M. Montgomery, Madeline Polland, Sarah Sundin, J.R.R. Tolkien, and P.G. Wodehouse.

 Besides essentials, what would you take on a visiting voyage to a foreign land? 
An art journal –‘cuz by that time I will have learned how to draw and paint in an acceptable way. Also either a parent or sibling too, because I simply can’t imagine a trip without one or other of them.

In which century were most of the books you read written? 
The 19th.


 In your opinion, the ultimate hero in literature is… 
John Wesley Pringle from The Desire of the Moth by Eugene Manlove Rhodes.
Till my reading of this story I never could have believed that anybody with the name Pringle could be anything but distasteful, but John Wesley utterly somersaulted that notion. His actions are impressive in their understatement, his speeches made me laugh and the vein of tragedy in his life left me in tears. Yes, he is my ideal.

Describe your ideal dwelling place. 
A pueblo Indian dwelling, if not that, than an adobe or old rock ranch house with high beamed ceilings set in a grove of cottonwoods or aspens with a babbling brook close at hand (I am in the midst of reading Riders of the Purple Sage).


Sum up your fashion style in a short sentence. 
Classic, prairie, outdoorsy adventuress.

Have you ever wanted to change a character’s name? 
YES! The hero’s in The Lamplighter. It is not his name though which is his failing – William – no indeed it is one of my favorites, but what the author does with it. I shudder as I write the word Willie. Oh, I know that there are those that can pull off the epithet, but not him.

 In your opinion, the most dastardly villain of all literature is... 
Sir Roger from The Adventures of Robin Hood by Rosemary Sutcliff. That man is… TERRIBLE!!!

Three favorite non-fiction books? 
Practical Paleo by Diane Sanfilippo
Whole Heart, Whole Horse by Mark Rashid 
And – you may laugh –
Walter Foster’s Learn to Draw Disney: Favorite Princesses 

Your duties met for the day, how would you choose to spend a carefree summer afternoon? 
Behind the wheel of my brothers ’68 ford truck, cruising the gravel roads that line the hills and valleys around our farm, feeling the rattle and jolt of it, breathing in the wind. I actually haven’t done this yet, but he let me drive it on a winter afternoon and oh was it lovely!


 Create a verbal sketch of your dream hat - in such a way as will best portray your true character. 
Cream, black felt, or a worn leather. A simply shaped crown – roundish but with an edge – and a broad brim either flat or with a bit of an adventurous tilt.

Share the most significant event(s) that have marked your life in the past year. 
Watching Four Faces West (1948) –Now people, that really is important for it is there that my burning desire to see Inscription Rock was ignited – I could go further with this movie trend…but I won’t. :) I set seriously to work on a novel, and…there was a great deal more, but most of it being already chronicled in this post, I shall not meander on about it here. :)


Share the Bible passage(s) that have been most inspiring to you recently. 
“But we all, with unveiled face, beholding as in a mirror the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from glory to glory, just as by the Spirit of the Lord.”
- II Corinthians 3:18 -

54 comments:

  1. I am so happy to finally discover someone else who actually likes Riders of the Purple Sage! Most people complain that they get lost in Zane Grey's descriptions of scenery.

    You also read G.A. Henty! That's another one I am often alone on.

    Glad to have met you through this blog party. I will definitely be checking back for future posts.

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    1. Kelpie,
      It's comical that you mention Grey's descriptions as that is actually one of my favorite things about his writing!

      G.A. Henty deserves to be better loved! My older brother owns a great many of them and my father used to read them aloud, so his stories are a huge part of my brain.

      Glad to have met you, too and thank you so much for the follow!

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  2. Hah! Yes, Pringles are generally detestable, aren't they? "Smooth as cream, and twice as slippery."

    So cool that you're re-reading Riders of the Purple Sage. That idyllic valley they find -- I want to live there.

    Your hat and mine would go well together ;-)

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    1. Hamlette,
      All credit of my reading RotPS goes completely to our comment conversation about it, and oh, am I glad that I am now doing it! :)

      Love your hat, too and you are perfectly right about them looking well together!

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    1. Sarah,
      Thank you so much! I enjoyed your answers too. (YAY for another Captain Percy fan!)

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  4. I just love your style of writing, Eowyn. So fun and enjoyable to read. :-)

    I noticed there are some questions you answered that weren't in the tag I did! Maybe I missed them or something, or maybe these were from last year...? I don't know. Anyway, loved your answers!

    I need to read The Light of the Western Stars! It's on my list-- I'll get to it. And I really want to watch Riders of the Purple Sage (as well as read the book).

    Driving in a '68 Ford on a summer afternoon....sounds like heaven. :-) And oh my, your trip sounds so amazing! Mind if I invite myself to come along? ;-P Heehee

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    1. Emma,
      Thank you!

      YES, you certainly must read The Light of the Western Stars! I have never watched Riders of the Purple Sage so if you watch it I hope you do a review!

      Oh, yes by all means do come! I was thinking of asking if i could come on yours, so it's all good! :)

      As for the questions.... Yes, I used the tag from last year and now since you pointed it out, I noticed she changed them somewhat for this year! :)

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  5. It was interesting to read your answers Eowyn! :) I'll have to look into a couple of the books you mentioned. What a great scripture verse for inspiration; it's such a beautiful idea. :)

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    1. Paige,
      I am happy that you enjoyed them! And I truly think that is one of the most lovely verses in the Bible. :)

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  6. Your favorite authors are some of my very favorites too! I completely forgot about Riders of the Purple Sage when listing favorite historical novels. I read it so long ago but I remember absolutely loving it! I should read more of Zane Grey's books someday soon. :)
    http://youmeandacupofteablog.blogspot.com/2015/02/literary-heroine-blog-party-2015.html

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    1. Lois,
      I actually very nearly left Riders of the Purple Sage out, but I'm glad I didn't as I have now found out that so many other people love it, too!

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  7. I am ashamed to say that a lot of your favorites are unfamiliar to me. I have quite a stack to add to my TBR pile now. Thanks!

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    1. Susanna,
      I love finding out other peoples favorite books as it can show so much about the person -- and you might just find a new one yourself!. :)

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  8. Did I comment on this? If not BAD EVIE! I loved it so much!! :D

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    1. Evie,
      Not bad at all. :) And I am super pleased you liked it!

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  9. It turned out beaaauuuutifully and I love your answers, sister! ;)

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  10. Hello, Eowyn!!!
    Thank you for following my blog.

    I enjoyed reading your answers to this tag. I'm glad Kellie does this blog party every year.

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    1. Ella,
      You are most welcome!

      I am so glad she does, too. It's one of the highlights of my year. :)

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  11. I too, thought about skipping the tag this year-but, as it's such a wonderful tag and everyone else was doing it, I really didn't want to be left out. :)
    Oh, I love your description of yourself!!
    I notice you have a Downton Abbey character in your post? Have you seen the series?
    Is The Growing Up of Cordelia a short story? I googled it, as I've never heard of it before, but couldn't find it! I love L. M. Montgomery's books, so I'm very intrigued.
    Oh, you have SO many books listed that I've never heard of before...I need to start a list. :)
    Haha, we both have Robin Hood characters as our "villain" answer!
    Oh, driving a truck over country roads is certainly something I'd love to do someday....I love the country and I love trucks. :)
    Lovely lovely answers, Eowyn!!

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    1. Natalie,
      Yes, I know, skip Kellie Falconer's tag? IMPOSSIBLE!

      As for the picture of Mary... No, I haven't seen even one scene in the series, but the photo was just too lovely and fit too well with several of my heroines/their stories to pass by! :) But again, I haven't watched the show. Have you?

      Thanks! :) I used to find it challenging to write descriptions of myself, but now I think they are rather fun. However, a character description? Now that might be a different tale!

      What with the Anne-Cordelia thing and the fact that for most of the story the heroine is called Nic, I made a mistake and the proper title is "The Growing Up of Cornelia"! So sorry about the mix-up, and it should now be easier to find the story. :) It is a short story. I am always going back and forth on whether it is my very favorite or second favorite Montgomery, but be assured it's utterly lovely and terrific!!!

      That is hilarious how we both chose Robin Hood characters! It is funny that though I don't usually name any of the Robin Hood's in book retellings as a favorite hero, the villains usually receive the (dubious) honor of going on my list of Favorite Villains!

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    2. Eowyn,
      No, I haven't seen Downton Abbey either. I'd like to someday. I was simply wondering if you have. :) The picture IS lovely, though! She's so pretty and her outfit and hat....-sigh-. Consider them added to my dream wardrobe. :)
      Oh, I see! That's quite all right, I understand. I would have probably mixed up the names too. :) I hope I can read it soon! I've read a lot of LMM's books, but there's still SO many I haven't read!
      Haha, yes I know what you mean about Robin Hood. :)
      Hope you're having a splendid morning!

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    3. Natalie,
      I know! That outfit is altogether too dreamy!

      You can find all (or at least almost all) of LMM's short stories on Gutenberg. Speaking of which, have you ever happened to use that site before? Because if not, you really should look into it as it can be most convenient for finding older stories which are hard to find any other way! What (excepting Anne of course :)) are your favorite Montgomery stories?

      Hope you have a terrific afternoon!

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    4. Eowyn,
      No! I've never heard of Gutenberg! Thank you for telling me, I will definitely look into it.
      Hmm....other than Anne, my favorites would probably be Rilla (unless that counts for Anne!), The Story Girl books, and I have some of her short story collections that I liked. I always though I had/read so many of LMM's books, but I realize there are SO many more out there! What are some of your favorites?

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    5. Natalie,
      I like Rilla of Ingleside, too! However, it has a habit of making me terribly emotional so I don't find myself reading it that often. :)

      As for my other favorites... My two favorite novels are decidedly A Tangled Web and The Blue Castle. I also love her short story entitled Emily's Husband. It's super sentimental, which is, of course, the very reason I love it so. :) I am sure there are a half-dozen others that I am failing to name, but those three + The Growing Up of Cornelia are the ones that I always remember. :)

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    6. Eowyn,
      Yes, Rilla is very emotional isn't it? I read it recently for the first time in a few years (the first time I read it I was around 11 years old and found it slightly boring with all the war stuff. :P) and I can't tell you how much I cried over it! But it's simply sooo good.

      Are Emily's Husband and The Growing Up of Cordelia in any of her short story collection books such as Chronicles of Avonlea?

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    7. Natalie,
      RIlla, with only the shadow of the war, is heart-breaking with all its bitter-sweetness, and when a Certain Person is killed... It's interesting the different connections Montgomery's books have on the war. For instance, Rilla is very much in the middle of the war while in A Tangled Web, one of the heroes, Dr. Roger Penhallow, was a flying ace during the war, but it is only a distant memory to his sweetheart, Gay. (And yes, there is a twelve year age difference. :))

      I found Emily's Husband in a copy of the The Doctor's Sweetheart and Other Stories that I got from the library, but since there are so many different collections I put in a link to the collection on Gutenberg that I know has it: http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/24874 . And here also is the link to the The Growing Up of Cornelia: http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/24877

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    8. Ah yes....we won't mention that Certain Person..... :(
      I've read A Tangled Web but not in quite a while and I can't remember how I liked it...I'll have to pick it up again sometime.

      Oh! Thank you SO much! I can't wait to read them! :)

      ps. I'm still working on my letter but hope to finish and send it off soon...sorry for the delay!

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    9. Natalie,
      Thanks a bunch! ;) A Tangled Web is a very interesting case as it is very little known and I have heard of several people who cannot stand it; however, there is just something about the story, and several of the characters in particular which simply makes it "my" Montgomery!

      And no worries about the letter! I know how delays can pile on top of each other, as I frequently find such things happening to me. :) I'm looking forward to getting it!

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    10. Yes! That's so wonderful when you have a story that you feel is "yours." :)

      Thank you! I appreciate your patience! I sent it out a day or two ago, so I hope you'll receive it soon! Hope all is well with you! :)

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    11. Natalie,
      I received your letter on Tuesday! It was so wonderfully long, it made me feel as if I were a girl in a book or a movie! :)

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    12. Oh, I'm so glad! :) Heehee, yes it was quite long, wasn't it? I put the two stamps on just in case one wouldn't have been enough. :)
      I'm so glad you enjoyed receiving it!
      If I may ask, were you still planning on sending me those photos? If you changed your mind for any reason, that's perfectly fine, I'm just curious. :) Hope you're having a lovely Monday!

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    13. Natalie,
      I know, the endless stamp question!! :)

      Oh my, I am so sorry about the photos! And no, I have definitely. not changed my mind! To state the truth, I am afraid I rather forgot how long I have kept you waiting. It was completely unpardonable, however I am planning on posting a few of them here and I will gather the ones to send to you at the same time!

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    14. Oh, I'm so glad! It's quite all right, I completely understand. I am always struggling with time and remembering to do things!
      So whenever you get around to it will be fine. I'm just so excited to see them I couldn't help but ask. :)

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  12. I've heard great things about The Blue Castle! Sounds like I need to move that one up my TBR pile. :)

    Fun answers!

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    1. Kara,
      Oh yes! The The Blue Castle is lovely and one of those stories which seems to always get a strong following! Or maybe Montgomery is just one of those authors? :)

      Thanks! And I'm glad you stopped by!

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  13. Hey there! I'm both late and a newcomer to the Literary Heroine blog party. So fun to find a fellow P. G. Wodehouse lover! (He made my list of authors, too!)

    I also love horses, but I'm a transplanted country girl and my horse is back home. Just reading your post makes me want to get back out to the country!

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    1. Catsinthebox,
      Good to *see* you! :) P.G. Wodehouse is the best, isn't he? He is definitely a fixture on my Three Very Favorite Authors list.

      That's wonderful that you like horses, too! What is your horse's name? What kind of horse is it? And do you prefer riding English or Western? I hope you don't mind the questions, but I love finding out different horse-people's preferences and what-not. :)

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    2. Eowyn, I'm sorry! I replied to this about two days ago, but I just realized that my laptop must have erased my response.

      It's good to "meet" you :-) And thank you for your comment on my blog!

      I don't mind the questions about my horse at all; I'd love to know all the same questions about your horse! My horse is actually a pony, at 14.2 hands. He's a stocky, grey, and of indeterminate origin. (It's always fun speculating what breeds he might have; one person said he looks like the lumber ponies that were used for logging in Wisconsin, so maybe that's his background!)

      His name is Abe, and he is a sweetheart yet definitely a pony. (And I prefer ponies, though I have a soft spot for both quarter horses and Arabians.) I grew up riding Western so that is all I've ever known. I do love bareback riding, too. (And Abe is the perfect shape for a smooth bareback ride.) I love talking horses, but there is a start! Now, tell me about your horse :-)

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    3. Catsinthebox,
      Oh, no worries at all! The ways of the computer can be perfectly devious sometimes. :)

      That is so neat that your pony's breed has such a neat history! Ah, and grey is one of my very favorite horse colors! :)

      My horse is an Appaloosa-Tennessee Walker cross. She is 15 hands exactly and her name is Windfola! She is also very stocky which (as you noted!) makes for very nice bareback riding! Her coat is white, but she is grey-white, meaning that in summer she has grey around her nose and the most lovely little grey speckles all over her! However, right now she is very white. (That is, when she hasn't been rolling in the dirt much. She did it this morning and is now a muddy disgrace! Ah well, at least she is happy. :))

      I don't have a saddle yet, but I am trying to decide whether I would prefer an English endurance one or an Aussie saddle. So that being so I don't really have any special style of riding that I do yet!

      I'm glad I "met" you too!

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  14. Yay! Finally I got to read your fun answers, Eowyn! I thoroughly enjoyed the blog party - my first time participating - and hope to do it every year, should dear Kellie host is again:)
    Oh! Just reading about your love for horses makes my heart ache - I've loved horses for as long as I can remember, but a bad fall, a move and a few other things caused me to have to stop... And how I miss it!
    My dream horse is a chestnut thoroughbred mare with a blaze and a sweet and gentle nature - I actually used to have a retired thoroughbred named Tilly but she was rather old. I loved her so much, though!
    I enjoyed your post, Eowyn! So lovely to read your blog!
    Hugs and blessings to you!

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    1. Kelly-Anne,
      Kellie Falconer's blog party was one of the first big things I discovered on entering the blogging world, and hence it is particularly special to me as a kind of blogging anniversary! Besides, I love how it is a way to "meet" so many girls who have similar interests and ties yet are each so unique!

      I was so sorry to hear that you haven't been able to have any horses around. :( Your dream horse's coloring is one of my favorite horse patterns, too! Indeed, that is the color I used to want to get, but then my father happened to come across a white horse that just fit perfectly with what I needed and that was that. :) It is rather comical, though, as that was the one color I used to actively dislike, but now, I think her coloring is the most dreamy thing ever. :) Isn't it amazing how God always works on your heart to be ready for things? Oh, and if you wish, you can see a picture of her here(!): http://headinthecloudsandpeninhand.blogspot.com/2015/01/adios-2014hola-2015.html

      Ah! That was rather long, but it's one of my favorite topics! :) Thank you so much for your wonderful comment!

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  15. Éowyn... Well, what a lovely name!

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    1. Ganise,
      Thank you very much! I've always been thankful to my parents for picking my name. ;)

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  16. Yay! Horse lovers unite! :D It was great to learn about you, Eowyn. What a beautiful name! What's the origin of your name? I love it. :) What breed is your horse? I loved reading about you! I love Westerns as well, they get me so excited. :)
    What state do you live in? I was not familiar with a lot of the landmarks you named. :) Everything you wrote... your style, how you write, your choice of words... it reminds me so much of my dear friend in California whom I have not seen in six years. It makes me miss her so much. :)

    Glad to come and read about your answers!

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    1. Calamity Rene,
      Yes! Oh, I'm glad! I always have fun reading other people's tags too. :) As for my name.... thanks! My parents named me out of the LOTR, but I believe the origin is Welsh and that it means Lover of Horses! As you can imagine, I love its meaning! :)

      My horse is an Appaloosa-Tennessee Walker cross. She is my first horse and I hadn't done a great deal of research on those breeds before we got her, but now knowing her (and the more I read about the breeds) I think the mix is total perfection and I'm so glad that God "happened" to bring her to us! :) On your sidebar you mentioned that your horse is a quarter horse. Did you pick that breed for a special reason or was it like my episode? :)

      I live in Missouri. The area we live actually reminds me a great deal of somewhere in a Nancy Drew, as there are lots of farms with pastures, woods and wind-swept views and it is an all around nice, homey place to live. :) I also love it though because we are right on the edge of the West -- which makes for very nice vacations! :)

      Ah, that is so sweet of you to say! Does your friend have a blog? Because if she does I would love to check it out!

      Thank you so much for commenting!

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    2. Your house sounds lovely! I'd love to see a picture of her. Wow, I'll bet she's a bit of a hot-breed. ;) How old is she?
      Actually, how I got my horse sounds a whole lot like how you got your horse. God 'picked' my horse for me, and let me tell you, I actually didn't want a horse like him at the time! I have a whole story about it on my blog. I'll leave a link for the story at the end of my comment, because it's kind of long. ;)

      My friend does have a blog, but she doesn't write in it hardly at all. I'll still give you the link though.

      Missouri sounds beautiful! Oh, I'd love to visit that area someday! I have so many places I want to visit now. *Sigh* all in good time, it's a bit hard to go on vacation when there's still six of the nine kids at home. :) We have to plan our vacations very carefully, otherwise we end up in utter chaos!

      So, the link to my friend's blog is: http://barefootandsmilesinthekitchen.blogspot.com/

      And the link to Bodie's and my story is: http://wildinwashington.blogspot.com/2014/05/raindrops.html
      http://wildinwashington.blogspot.com/2014/05/raindrops-part-two.html

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    3. Whoops, meant to write "horse" not "house". Ah, typos. This is going to drive me crazy for weeks... ;)

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    4. Calamity Rene,
      Thank you so much! You can actually see a picture of her here (link http://headinthecloudsandpeninhand.blogspot.com/2015/01/adios-2014hola-2015.html ) She is around fifteen. She is usually fairly even-tempered, but she knows her own mind quite well and sometimes (especially if I haven't worked with her for a few days) she has no qualms about showing it! :)

      Goody! I'm glad you left your horse story link and I will be sure to hop over and read it!

      Vacations with large families can be rather gigantic undertakings! There are seven of us in my family and though we used to take a fair amount of road-trips (and still do), having a farm adds in another rather complicated aspect! I know what you mean about wanting to visit so many places! Out West used to be the only place that felt like a "vacation" to me (I can thank many childhood trips for that :)) yet now I think it would be fun to visit Florida and South Carolina and places like that, too (not, of course, to mention all the other places in the world)! What are some of your dream places to visit?

      Oh and don't worry a bit over the typo. :)

      Éowyn

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  17. Miss Eowyn,
    (I have to ask as a Tolkien fan, is that your real name?)

    I know this was posted a while ago, but since I just found your blog I have the excuse of reading your old posts!

    You favorite authors list is so close to mine, I just wondered if you had read any books by B. M. Bower? She is my very favorite western authoress! Her books are more rare, since they haven't really been reprinted, but my sisters and I have found quite a few.

    I love your blog, and will be coming back!

    ~ Elsie

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    1. Elsie,
      Firstly, yes, Eowyn is my real name. :) I just love comments on old posts, so thank you!

      I've only read one book by B.M. Bower, Chip of the Flying U to be specific, but I thought it was cozily fun and I will have to check out more of her work.

      I'm so glad you stopped by!

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