Monthly Archives: May 2016

MEMORIAL DAY – THEN AND NOW

The inspiration for Memorial Day began in 1865 when a group of newly freed slaves in Charleston, SC dug up a mass grave of 257 Union Civil War soldiers who were prisoners of war at Hampton Park Race Course and gave them individual burials. It is said … Continue reading

Posted in American History, Civil War, family, Jackie Taylor Zortman, Memorial Day, veterans | 8 Comments

HELLO FROM THE OTHER SIDE?

Those of you who are familiar with my non-fiction book WE ARE DIFFERENT NOW know it’s about my journey through grief after the death of my 21-year-old grandson.  He fell 100 feet from a Colorado mountain ledge to the canyon … Continue reading

Posted in family, Friendship, grief, Jackie Taylor Zortman, spirituality. writing | Tagged | 12 Comments

NATIONAL POLICE WEEK – MAY 15 THROUGH MAY 21

May 15th is National Peace Officers Memorial Day and is the start of National Police Week, which will run through May 21st.   Many will visit the National Law Enforcement Memorial Museum in Washington, DC and there will be lots of activity planned throughout the week.  … Continue reading

Posted in grief, Jackie Taylor Zortman, Law enforcement, Law Enforcement Memorial Week | 10 Comments

HAPPY HEAVENLY MOTHER’S DAY, MOTHER!

On September 28, 1994 my mother died from the same strain of pneumonia that killed Jim Hensen, creator of The Muppets.  She was 80 years old and her mind was sharp to the very end.  It was then  I learned that losing … Continue reading

Posted in family, grief, Jackie Taylor Zortman, Mother's Day, Mothers | 8 Comments

F. M. MEREDITH IS MY GUEST TODAY

Today I am honored to have as my guest the prolific writer, F. M. Meredith, who also writes as Marilyn Meredith.  She is soon to have her 40th book out and is one of the busiest authors I’ve ever known … Continue reading

Posted in A CRUSHING DEATH, Author, Book, Crime, Dark Oak Mystery, F.M. Meredith a.k.a. Marilyn Meredith, Jackie Taylor Zortman | 11 Comments