And There We Were
By: Linda S. Cone
LINDA S. CONE shares a motley collection of essays originally designed as motivational or informative writings interspersed with family stories. They may contain twisted and warped attempts at humor or just simple reminiscence. Beware! You may see yourself somewhere within these pages. That could have been intentional, but it probably just happened. Many events in life just seem to happen, but they are written on the tapestry of our life.
Says Linda: “Writing personal stories can be a bit like an ‘emotional striptease.’ As personal as it seems, these writings are not just about our life but the life of every person. Sometimes they are events we do not want to happen, but they happen sooner or later to most of us, and to some more than others. What we do with what we are given is the difference between being alive or only marking time. Live life. Just don’t outkick your coverage.”
This book is filled with tales of love, loss, hope, faith, and encouragement.
Linda S. Cone, as a retiree living in the Appalachian foothills of North Carolina, has many strands woven into her tapestry of life. She grew up on a working cattle ranch near Ravenna, Nebraska, and continues to be involved in agriculture. She trained horses to ride and dogs to hunt; served as accountant, marketing specialist, and financial manager for farms, ranches, and corporations; was graduated from college and pursued a teaching career. She has been married, is the mother of three children, and has five grandchildren.
Linda has a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Elementary Education but is retired from her teaching career. She is a Distinguished Toastmaster and a Past District Governor for Toastmasters International. Her hobbies include dancing, woodworking, and coaching others in life skills. She encourages us to make the most of our connections and attachments and to live in relationship with others.