Read more journal entries in Andi’s Attic >> Andi’s Journal February 1887 Just when I feel like complaining about the rain, rain, rain, I bite my tongue. After all, Riley and I are pretty safe from flooding up here on Memory Creek ranch. It’s the folks in town, at the receiving end of the downpourContinue reading “The Fresno Flood”
Category Archives: A Blast from the Past
Camels in the Old West
Find more Blasts from the Past in Andi’s Attic >> Yes, this is true. It really is! I thought Bryce was pulling my leg yet again when he told this story about the camels in Heartbreak Trail. (After all, he’d already described the serpent in that lake up in Idaho, and I hardly believed him then. ReadContinue reading “Camels in the Old West”
Is There a Serpent in Bear Lake?
Find more Blasts from the Past in Andi’s Attic >> A few years ago, Live4Him asked if there really was such a thing as the ninety-foot serpent Bryce described around the campfire in Heartbreak Trail. Below is his story, excerpted from the book. Below the excerpt are the facts Mrs. M learned when researching the story.Continue reading “Is There a Serpent in Bear Lake?”
A few determined fans have dug into the ancient archives and found this post from 2009 on the old Andi blog. However, Mrs. M has updated it and added links and excerpts so you can read a dime novel for yourself. Have fun! Read more journal entries in Andi’s Attic >> From Thick as Thieves:Continue reading “Dime Novels”
Find more Blasts from the Past in Andi’s Attic >> It finally happened. Melinda kept telling me a young lady needs her own calling cards when and if she goes visiting (they are also called “visiting cards”). I didn’t figure I needed anything so fine and proper, but even Mother said I might want themContinue reading “Calling Cards”
A Stay in San Francisco
This post first appeared in Andi’s old blog in 2013. Hope asked how much it would cost to spend the night in San Francisco at the Palace Hotel. She was curious because Thick as Thieves mentions that Andi’s brother Justin and his fiancée, Lucy, are married in San Francisco after the book ends. Read moreContinue reading “A Stay in San Francisco”
Feliz Quinceañera, Andi!
Find more Blasts from the Past in Andi’s Attic >> In Heartbreak Trail, the subject of my fifteenth birthday comes up quite suddenly. Mother asks me what I would like to do for my quinceañera. It’s possible that some of you have never heard that Spanish word before. Quince means “fifteen,” and the añera comes from año, the word the means “years.” I knowContinue reading “Feliz Quinceañera, Andi!”
Greetings from Alcatraz
Find more Riley’s Ramblings in Andi’s Attic >> Fort Alcatraz, January 1877 My birthday was yesterday. I’m eleven now, and my only birthday wish is that I could be back on the Circle C ranch. Or maybe back at the Presidio. I’m standing at the top of the Alcatraz lighthouse. You can see everything fromContinue reading “Greetings from Alcatraz”
My New Heroine!
I saw her! I really did. Who, you ask? Why, Annie Oakley, the girl who can out shoot the men (I’d love to see her out-shoot Chad. That would serve him right). Mitch told me a little about this young lady one summer when we were traveling through the high country (Trouble with Treasure). IContinue reading “My New Heroine!”
These Gals Are My Heroines
Find more Blasts from the Past in Andi’s Attic >> I worked hard to find newspaper clippings about these daring women of the Old West. I think learning about them helped convince my mother to let me go along on the cattle drive (Heartbreak Trail sample chapters). I can’t wait to introduce you to aContinue reading “These Gals Are My Heroines”