Breaking News


Okay, so breaking news might be a slight exaggeration…. But remember the interview? It was published in this week’s paper and you can see the article online here. (Scroll down to see the article after you click the link.) Let me know what you think!

And this picture is of a “snowman soldier” and I would explain that but I don’t understand it either….. (Yesterday was another snow day off school.)


  1. Kim A. says:

    I think the article was well done! :thumbsup:

    Neat snowman soldier, by the way. But the kids got a day off school for that bit of the white stuff? Lucky them!

    Hmm, the university at which I work hasn’t closed once this year, even though other universities in Ontario have during particularly bad storms. And our public transit hasn’t stopped running, either. Boohoo for me! πŸ˜†


  2. Sarah in Sanford says:

    I thought the newspaper article was great, and so is your blog. You are very entertaining. I think I enjoy it so much because I too live in North Carolina and have family in West Virginia. Well, not my family, my husband’s family. But I married into them so they are mine now. Anyway, thank you so much for sharing so much of your life with us.
    PS…I love what is happening with you and 52. Everybody needs to love and be loved!!

  3. Mental P Mama says:

    Great article! I feel my own pulse slow down when I read about your genial and civil interactions there. We had some chickens in the road up here today! A truck carrying chickens overturned on the Brooklyn-Queens-Expressway in NYC, and they were all running amok. They are all back where they belong now…but I wish they could be like yours and just walk around freely. Be well.

  4. Pamela - ATL says:

    I think the article was well written. Did he have to mention the fall in the chair though? LOL

    I’ve read your blog for some time now and never commented. I wanted to take the opportunity to thank you for your loyalty to your readers. The fact that you post daily, even with the dreadful flu, shows your commitment to your readers. I enjoy your blog every mornong with my cup of coffee. Thanks for that!

  5. kacey says:

    Hey, that is a GREAT article in the paper!

    snow soldier…? Of course! 😎

  6. Gretchen says:

    Loved the article! And, we really enjoy your blog. We too have relocated deep into the country…SW Virginia. Love the people and the peace and quiet!

  7. Dani says:

    Hello. . . .the hat makes the snowman a soldier.
    Great article!

  8. jan says:

    Thanks for sharing the article. I have been chceking the paper and then this morning before I could check were already ten steps ahead of me. I love how you have made this move experience into something so entertaining…It is the first thing I do every morning. My family thinks I am possessed/addicted. Can’t seem to get enough of a good thing. Sorta like chocolate…you can never have too much! :wave:

  9. lintys says:

    How cool is that! Thanks for sharing the article with us. It was a fun, well-written read.

    I just love your blog. You’re living my rural fantasy life! I enjoy the humor and the depth. And I always enjoy good writing. I like the Dandelion blog too. I’m learning a lot from it.

    In case Jim Cooper reads the comments from this post, (I suspect he will,) I wanted to say thanks for getting the article posted on the net so Suzanne’s fans could enjoy it! Jim, you’re a fine writer yourself!

  10. Sonja Foust says:

    Excellent article! Loved it. :rockon:

  11. MARY says:

    :shimmy: I’m glad to see you are getting the publicity you so deserve!!! Very nice article, and I know Princess was super-psyched to have her pic in the paper!! I hope this brings you lots more success. Great picture of you, too!!! You go, girl!!!! By the way, where was the cowboy hat and hot pink boots? Did I miss them?????? LOL!! Have a great day!! :butterfly:

  12. Jill says:

    Ha! You have snow too! Not as much as me, but maybe you’ll catch up . . .

    NICE article!

  13. Dee says:

    Excellent article! I loved it. Your blog is awesome. If you ever want to start a separate blog, just humor, call it “Why Did the Chickens Cross the Road?” LOL

  14. Shirley says:

    Suzanne, the article was great. I admire you for being brave enough to make the change you have made. I’m sure you received quite a bit of resistance from the kids when you made the initial decision to move.

    As for chickens in the road–I grew up in rural Arkansas, and there were chickens in the road, and you tried very hard not to hit them. They were what put breakfast, and baked goods on the table. My mother killed and cleaned one for lots of Sunday dinners. That’s the noon meal in the country.

    Over in NorthWest Arkansas, the financial folks, at one time, used what they called dead chicken economics to do their forcasting. It seems that when chickens are transported, some manage to get out of the coops. When times are good, you see them lying dead on the road. When times aren’t so good, there are none, because people stop, pick them up, take them home, clean them and eat them.

  15. Becky says:

    You’re famous!!!

    Mike was cute… he brought home the paper last night and proudly handed it to me and said “see anybody you know?!?” πŸ˜€

  16. Tori Lennox says:

    The article/interview is great, Suzanne!!!

  17. Jan says:

    Fantastic article! I would feel so exposed with my life so open for whoever to see, but I sure appreciate it! It brings me lots of joy and entertainment each day. BUT, don’t “fell” (feel~ok, being mean here~but maybe he had the fall from the chair on his mind! ha!) you HAVE to post each day. I just couldn’t believe you were half dead the other day, but you weren’t ABOUT to let us down. You are SOME woman! 52, take notice!!!

  18. Jan says:

    Ok, I’ll go off on myself, that probably should have been whomever, but I pushed the button before I could catch it.

  19. Marissa (Michigan) says:

    I loved the article and your blog is awesome! Thanks for being so loyal to us.

  20. Vonda says:

    Great article. I love small communities and the way people watch out for each other.

  21. Jen(aside) says:

    It was a good article!

    Love the snowman. πŸ™‚

  22. Alyssa says:

    That’s a great article and interview. Congrats on the write-up!

  23. Amy Addison says:

    What a wonderful article. And so you! I think that day, it was easy to be you.

  24. Maria says:

    Great article! I was very pleased that I was mentioned “a loyal following”! We’d let you off the hook if you didn’t post every evening….for awhile :hissyfit:

  25. Melanie says:

    Great article! Really enjoy the blog. You are what I want to be when I grow up! ha ha. (I’m 36….) :guitar:

  26. Lis says:

    Great article! :thumbsup: And WOW on the blog traffic!!

  27. Estella says:

    That was a grat article, Suzanne!

  28. Noble Pig says:

    Great article, I love seeing bloggers do well!

  29. Karen Erickson says:

    Loved the article! And I enjoy your blog so much. :hellokitty:

  30. Morgan says:

    :mrgreen: πŸ™‚ :biggrin: πŸ˜† Maybe, It’s a snowman soldier because your veiwers in IRAQ MIGHT SEE IT AND SAY THAT YOUR DAUGHTER IS SUPPORTING THEM!

    :thumbsup: :mrgreen: πŸ™‚ :biggrin: :snoopy:

    P.S. Hope you feel BETTER !!!!!!!!:sick:

  31. catslady says:

    Jan beat me to the telling of the typo lol (I used to do a lot of proof reading). I thought it was a fantastic article and soooo you – he got it perfectly! We have it in writing now that you’re never going to quit blogging :mrgreen:

  32. Beth says:

    Great article Suzanne. You’ve got to love a small town. BTW- how are the Shafer’s. Will they rebuild their house?

  33. Fannie M Wiggins says:

    The article was great!!! Good to see that the folk in W VA appreciate you as much as we do. :shimmy: I like the snow soldier. Shows imagination. Have a great day and enjoy your fame. It’s good to know you aren’t planning to leave us any time soon. Just don’t stop writing your great books either. Hugs :hug: to all.

  34. Brandy says:

    Great article! You and your “take” on things is why everyone loves to read your blog, and your books. *G*

  35. Marilyn says:

    Great article and cute snowman! :yes: :thumbsup:

  36. Sasha White says:

    It’s a wonderful article. Love the collage of your photos too.

  37. Kim W says:

    Don’t you just love small-town newspapers? GREAT article. You must be very pleased.

    Blessings from Ohio… :clap:

  38. Maria says:

    ….was sorry to hear he had to go into hospice. He had a beautiful life and will always be remembered…

  39. April says:

    Love the article! Great picture, too. I’m so jealous of your hair…

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