Meet Dorcas Smucker, author of Footprints on the Ceiling. Today I am posting a review of her newest book. Many long years ago my sister, Ladina, and I met Dorcas and her sister, Rebecca.
We compared notes and discovered Dorcas and Ladina were the same age, and Rebecca and I were close to the same age. We became pen pals and wrote to each other for awhile. I wish I could say we all were bosom friends for ever and ever, but we lost track of each other and stopped writing and never heard from each other again . . . until someone emailed me an essay one day and it was written by Dorcas Smucker. I asked Ladina about it and we put two and two together and came up with four. This is the same Dorcas that used to write to Ladina. Before long I was able to catch up with Rebecca by reading the essays. After awhile the essays were compiled into books and I ordered them to add to my collection.
Laugh and cry your way through Footprints on the Ceiling. Dorcas mentions in one of her other books that her collection of essays can be read slowly, like sipping tea. Usually I find myself reading them through as fast as I can and then starting all over again and reading more slowly the second time.
When I first saw the cover of Dorcas Smucker's new book a faint memory of a story about Abraham Lincoln came to mind. He played a trick on his stepmother by lifting small people with muddy feet upside down and high in the air to walk across the ceiling. His stepmom quickly figured it out because she was already familiar with Abe's antics. It seemed to me that one of Dorcas' crew would be mischievous enough to pull off a stunt like that after reading her other books.
Upstairs the Peasants are Revolting
Downstairs the Queen is Knitting
Tea and Trouble Brewing
There was one small mystery -
the initials beside the footprint on the cover say D.Y.
You will want to enter the drawing
and win this book to solve the puzzle.
(Leave your comments at the end of this post and a week from today
I will put all the names in a hat and my daughter,
Krysta, will choose the winner.)
Email your snail mail address to me at firstname.lastname@example.org
and I will mail the winner a copy of this book.
Or order the book:
Footprints on the Ceiling is available for $15 per book, postage included.
You can mail a check to:
31148 Substation Drive
Harrisburg, OR 97446
US addresses only
If you live in Canada or overseas, email Dorcas at
email@example.com. You can ask Dorcas for info about
ordering her other books. You will also find Footprints on the Ceiling on Amazon.
You're in for a real treat. Dorcas Smucker's books are down-to-earth,
funny and sometimes sad. They make wonderful gifts for your mom
and all the other gals in your family. Even the guys in your family
will ask, "What are you laughing at now?"