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Friday, November 11, 2011

Book Blurb Friday #37: Love Among the Pines

I am participating in Lisa's Book Blurb Friday, from over at Writing in the Buff.   Thank you to Lisa for choosing one of my favorite photos that I have ever taken for this week's photo prompt.  If you enjoy the photo of the river below, you will probably also like the original post for additional pictures:  The Donald G. McGregor Memorial Viewpoint.

First, though, I do have a prayer request:

Source:  Eloise Wilkin

Before we get started, I would like to ask you for prayer for Lisa's nephew Daniel, 17, and his friend.  A few days ago, Daniel's home caught on fire.  He got out, but his friend was trapped inside, so he went back in to help her out.  They both escaped through a second story window, and are severely burned.  Please keep them and their families lifted up and remembered in your prayers for a long time to come.  Thank you.

Here is the book blurb for this week:

Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy ~ Kathy Matthews

"Love Among the Pines"
Kathy Matthews

Tom Davis met Delores Lacey when they were both hired to work on the film "Rooster Cogburn" in Central Oregon.  The year was 1975.  Tom was a set carpenter, and Delores was a costume designer.  Tom still enjoys carpentry, and Delores will never quit sewing, unless her eyes give out. 

Sitting around the wood-stove on cold winter evenings, the couple enjoys reminiscing about their glory days, when they worked alongside John Wayne and Katherine Hepburn.  They loved one spot on the Big Deschutes outside of La Pine, Oregon especially so.  As the film was winding down and their love was burning bright, the young couple were married there.  Cast, crew and family members who could attend, did.  Not surprisingly, few many family members were absent!

This book is a rare and wonderful glimpse into the making of a popular movie that sparked a true, forever, life-long love.  (149)

Source: Stare Dobre Czasy

Though the story above is something that I just made up, "Rooster Cogburn" really was partially filmed in Central Oregon in 1975.  The movie was a sequel to the 1969 "True Grit".  John Wayne played Rooster, a Federal Marshall who had been stripped of his badge for his drinking.  One day, something bad happened in a town in Indian Territory and Eula Goodnight, (Katherine Hepburn) hired Rooster to set things right and find out who killed her father.

Source: Smithsonian National Photo Gallery

BBF is fun, and you can play too!  Pretend that the picture of the river is the cover of a book.  On the inside jacket, you have 150 words to entice the reader to buy your book.  Lisa gives us a week to think about next week's entry (she's gracious like that).  Please CLICK HERE  to read what everybody else wrote!

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Lynn said...

You have me sold. I love how you incorporated a real movie with what you made up, great job.

Kay L. Davies said...

Excellent, Kathy. I'd certainly want to buy this book. What wonderful stories it would contain.
And I want to tell you how much I love this week's photo. It is one of the nicest river-forest-mountain pictures I've ever seen, and I've seen thousands. I'm sure my father, a river fisherman and outdoor writer, would have agreed with me. There is something about it, something I can't quite pinpoint, that is extra special.

Kay, Alberta, Canada
An Unfittie’s Guide to Adventurous Travel

BECKY said...

That was really cool, Kathy! And that photo you took....WOW! You should be selling some of these. I can envision this particular one on many house's walls!

Mama Zen said...

Nice blurb!

Anonymous said...

Great! thanks for the share!

Lisa Ricard Claro said...

What a creative take on this! I'd read it for sure. This would be such a wonderful story, and the incorporation of the movie is a clever hook. Nicely done, Kathy!

Thanks again for allowing me to use your photos for BBF. It has been such a joy watching you practice your art.

Thanks, too, for your mention of Daniel. He had the respirator tube removed. Yay!

Tammy said...

Beautiful photo, Kathy, and I like how you got your romantic story from a true story...about a movie-story!

Grammy Goodwill said...

I'll pray for those two young people.

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