Keli Gwyn
Happy Easter

Wishing you a blessed celebration of Easter.


Image from Wikimedia Commons

Gwynly and our daughter have both been on spring break this week, so I’ve been enjoying their company. We went on a two-day trip that was a combination of research and fun. I’ll be blogging about it next week.

I’m looking forward to our Good Friday service, where we symbolically nail our sins to the cross, and our Easter celebration followed by an all-church potluck with wonderful fellowship and oodles of food.

How will you be celebrating?



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A Dose of Dr. Quinn Medicine Woman

Are you a fan of Dr. Quinn Medicine Woman?

Although I caught a few episodes when the show first aired, I missed a lot of them. I’m not sure why, but I’m going to make up for that oversight now.

I happened upon the first two seasons at Walmart this week in their classic TV section. They were a real deal at just $9.99 each, so I grabbed them both.

Dr. Quinn Season 1

Dr. Quinn Season 2

Since the show is set in the West, as my stories are, and takes during the Victorian era, as my stories do, I figure watching it qualifies as research. At the very least the episodes are sure to provide inspiration.


Have you watched all the seasons of Dr. Quinn Medicine Woman?

If so, which of them did you like best?

Which of the characters is your favorite, and why?

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Locking in Your Love

Have you ever seen a Lock Bridge?

I hadn’t even heard about these special bridges until our daughter visited Vienna, Austria on a Summer Abroad program through her university this past summer. While Adri was there, she took a train to Salzburg, where she came across street musicians performing on the city’s famous “Lock Bridge.”

Salzburg Musicians

Being a hopeless romantic, I wanted to start this tradition in my town. Gwynly and I frequently walk on our local El Dorado Trail. The renovated century-old railroad trestle bridge on our favorite section with its wire frame fence seemed a fitting spot to hang a lock.

Since Gwynly and I celebrated our twenty-fifth anniversary last December, I decided that would be the perfect day to place our lock on the bridge. I had the brass lock engraved ahead of time and pulled it out of my bag when we reached the middle of the bridge, taking Gwynly by surprise as planned.

Lock on Lock Bridge

The tradition is to click the lock onto the bridge and throw away the key, symbolically locking your love. Gwynly and I did just that.

I’d hoped to be the first couple to add a lock to the bridge, but another lock appeared before ours. I decided that was a good thing, since it meant others liked the idea.

Lock Bridge on Valentine's Day

Every time I pass the spot, I look at our lock and think about Gwynly. I also check to see if any other locks have been added. This past Valentine’s Day, a third lock appeared, showing that the idea of locking in your love is catching on. That brings a smile to the face of this romantic.


Questions for You

Have you ever seen a Lock Bridge? If so, where?

If you were to place a lock on a bridge, what bridge would you choose?

What special event might you celebrate by adding a lock to a Lock Bridge?


Blogging Update

In order to devote more time to my writing, I’m changing my blogging
schedule. I’ll publish one weekly post on Fridays.

My posts will normally relate to romance, reading, or writing,
unless I have something special to share.

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