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Tuesday, August 23, 2016

My Dad

My dad past away Dec. 27,2015. There are many words that can describe my dad and the type of person he was, here I just sorta picked a few and one phrase keeps coming back to me from many people...Cleve was a very special character! 
Yes indeed he was, and a very special person to many people!

My Dad,

  My dad was like a bull in a china shop, and he could not whisper to save his life for anything…you could be standing 25 feet away from him (or possibly in the other side of the house) and when he whispered you could hear every word he said.

  Dad was like an abstract artist, if he knew what you wanted and had a picture or drawing of it he could make it. But if you weren’t sure how you wanted it made and there were no pictures or drawings of what you wanted then dad’s mind went to work. He would play around with the idea for a bit then start to draw, then mode whatever pieces he had gotten together to see how they would fit.
If he thought they were going to work or give him the base of it, he would then start looking for other things to use and somehow make it all work and look fantastic!

  Dad was the same way on heavy equipment; he would look at an area whether it was for a pond, lake, road, boat channel, drainage or cutting around mountains for pipelines.
Dad was also literally one of the best welders in the world, now it may sound as though I’m bragging and or boosting about my dad, but I’m really not…I’m just stating fact! He was known all over the world for his welding and the way he could handle equipment!
 
My dad never boosted or bragged about what he could do, he would just simply state the fact if he could or if he couldn’t do something. If he could find a better way to do it he would.
“I can say with full confidence and proudness that through the years my dad had people that came to him to learn anything and everything they could or he would teach them.”
 
The most important thing about my dad was he was a caring man and a giving man, a man that believed in the one and only Almighty GOD! He would give the shirt off his back, I actually saw him do this when I was a kid. He cared about people and tried to help in any way he could.

 Dad was a hardworking man; he was always working with something. He didn’t know what it was to take time off; he grew up in a time when kids had to help their parents especially if there were several children in one family. Everyone had to work and start at a young age.
 
He was also funny and like to kid around, tell jokes and laugh, but he was very stern and hard also. He was respectful, had morals, values, common sense…this is how he was raised and how he raised his kids also.

 It was said at his service a couple of weeks ago that he was a special person and he was a real character, “well, yes he was…my dad was a real special character!”

L.A. Brey Holleman

Jan. 2016

Thursday, June 2, 2016

Announcing that I have finally finished my book!!!!!!

This is my first book and it has been published. I am so pleased and excited to share this with you.
I will add the press release and the information on where you can buy.


                                FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
  

                                                                  
Outskirts Press announces Ernie the Squirrel, the latest highly-anticipated PETS / General book from Eustace, TX., author Leslye Holleman.                 
June 02, 2016. Denver, CO and Eustace, TX - Outskirts Press, Inc. has published Ernie the Squirrel: The Little Girl Squirrel with the Boy's Name by Leslye Holleman, which is the author's most recent book to date. The 6 x 9 paperback cream in the PETS / General category is available worldwide on book retailer websites such as Amazon and Barnes & Noble for a suggested retail price of $10.95 The webpage at www.outskirtspress.com/erniethesquirrel was launched simultaneously with the book's publication.
About the Book (Excerpts & Info)
The tree with the nest fell killing the mother squirrel. Now what would happen to the babies? One in particular, surprised everyone.
Deftly constructed at 67 pages, Ernie the Squirrel: The Little Girl Squirrel with the Boy's Name is being aggressively promoted to appropriate markets with a focus on the PETS / General category. With U.S. wholesale distribution through Ingram and Baker & Taylor, and pervasive online availability through Amazon, Barnes & Noble and elsewhere, Ernie the Squirrel meets consumer demand through both retail and library markets with a suggested retail price of $10.95.

Additionally, Ernie the Squirrel can be ordered by retailers or wholesalers for the maximum trade discount price set by the author in quantities of ten or more from the Outskirts Press Direct bookstore at www.outskirtspress.com/bookstore

ISBN: 9781478702719  Format: 6 x 9 paperback cream  SRP: $10.95

For more information or to contact the author, visit www.outskirtspress.com/erniethesquirrel

About the Author
This is the first book by Leslye Holleman, she started off writing it for her kids and grandkids because she wanted them to have a fun memory with it being a true story, she thought it would be nice to pass down the story of their Uncle Jerry and his squirrel. The time span from when Jerry brought the baby squirrel home and finally said good bye to her was about 7 years.

About Outskirts Press, Inc.
Outskirts Press, Inc. offers full-service, custom self-publishing and book marketing services for authors seeking a cost-effective, fast, and flexible way to publish and distribute their books worldwide while retaining all their rights and full creative control. Available for authors globally at www.outskirtspress.com and located on the outskirts of Denver, Colorado, Outskirts Press represents the future of book publishing, today.
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Saturday, January 23, 2016

Reba's new song is Just Like Them Horses

Listen to “Just Like Them Horses”


  1. WATCHReba McEntire's New Video In Honor Of Her...

    http://us995.cbslocal.com/2016/01/20/watch-reba-mcentires-new-video-in-honor-of-her-late-father/
    3 days ago ... WATCHReba McEntire's New Video In Honor Of Her Late Father ... My favorite line of the song is, 'Just like them horses, now it's time to run
Click above on the watch; Reba McEntire's new video and it should take you to it. Besure and give it time to load and then you can read about it or scroll down to listen to her new song "Just Like Them Horses".

Reba McEntire's new song "Just Like Them Horses" is so beautiful! This song is for her dad and she made the video on the family ranch she grew up on in Oklahoma. 
You have to go to you-tube to watch it if this link doesn't work,but make sure you click on the one with the picture of her above.

My dad past away a couple weeks ago and it has been very hard, I was sent this link on my facebook by one of my clients/friends and of course there were no dry eyes  in the house after listening to it.
But it is so beautiful, I just wanted to share it. As I said you can go to you-tube and watch it, but the link should go right to the website that has the story and song.

I hope you enjoy it as much as I do, Especially if you have lost one or both of your parents. Of course I think it would go for whom ever you have lost, the title more or less says it all!
"Just Like Them Horses!" 

Thursday, December 24, 2015

The REASON for the SEASON is...JESUS

Wishing each of you a very MERRY CHRISTMAS and a BLESSED NEW YEAR for 2016!

To our MILITARY PEOPLE, I wish each of you and your families a very MERRY CHRISTMAS  and a SAFE and BLESSED NEW YEAR!

To Israel and my Jewish friends, I wish each of you a HAPPY HANUKKAH and for the NEW YEAR, BLESSINGS of PEACE, GOODWILL (from the CHRISTIANS in America) and may GOD keep you SAFE from DANGER, HARM AND!  

Helping to keep Ladies SAFER




Check out the website www.damselindefense.net or go to my website at 
www.mydamselpro.net/PRO11171/ and see how we ladies can help keep ourselves safer. 
We have several things to choose from, ex: Stun-guns, pepper sprays (different types), whistles, door alarm and more. 
Be glad to answer any questions, just go to comment, I will answer asap.

The Legends of Christmas

Christmas Wreaths
The wreaths of Christmas are very special symbols of the season. Wreaths represent a love that knows no end. Much like the wedding bands that couples exchange when married, the wreath has no beginning and no ending. So, too, the love which came down at Christmas is eternal love, and the wreaths symbolize the love of God that never ends.

The Christmas Tree Star
Christmas Star on top of the tree for the most part represents the Star of Bethlehem. Christians see candles as "Christ's Light" and the lighting of candles on Christmas Eve comes from the Jewish "Feast of Lights" or Hanukkah.

The Candy Cane
The candy cane represents one of the oldest symbols of Christmas, the shepherd's crook, for the shepherds were among the first to experience that first Christmas. The colors of the candy cane have special meaning, too. The wide red stripe represents the sacrifice of Christ, "For by his stripes we are healed." The narrow red stripes represent our own sacrifices (giving). The white stripe is a symbol of purity. The peppermint plant is a member of the hyssop family, referred to in the Old Testament as a medicinal herb used for cleansing. As you eat your candy cane, you might want to break it, as Christ's body was broken for you, and share it with a friend, thus sharing in the sweetness of the true meaning of Christmas. 

Christmas tree
The Christmas tree, which is an evergreen with it's boughs stretched toward heaven, reminds us of the everlasting life that Christ came to bring sinners. The candles or lights on the tree remind us that Jesus is the light of the world.

The Holly
The holly leaves and berries from the holly bush are widely used in holiday decorations. The sharp pointy edges of the holly leaf remind us of the crown of thorns that Jesus wore upon his brow. The red berries remind us of the blood that Jesus shed.