Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Ozarks Mountaineer article

I am absolutely delighted with the article in the Ozarks Mountaineer.  Watching Daddy Pull is an article about my dad and his tractor, Lonesome George.  Yes, the tractor has a name.  The article also tells a little of the history of tractor pulling.
I hope you enjoy reading the story as much as I did writing it. 
The story was written as a contest entry for the Ozarks Creative Writers conference last fall. (2010)  Although it didn't win anything at the conference, I sent it to the Ozarks Mountaineer and the editor asked me to add a little of the history to it.
So never be discouraged if you don't win.  Your story might still be a winner.  This is not the first time my contest entries have gone on to be published, and I'm not through by a long shot.


  1. Loved the article. It made me teary at the end, it was so full of warmth and love. You're so cute with your trophy in the Powder Puff Pull too!

  2. Can't wait to see it, Brenda! Congrats!

  3. Big congrats, Brenda. I hope you'll bring it to the next meeting. I wanna read it.

  4. Just got my Mountaineer today. What a nice article, and Squeak took a magnifying glass to your Powder Puff picture...he really did. Now he's probably going to tease you even more. Love it!

  5. Okay, Brenda. Now I'm back on the computer so let's have dueling posts. Double dog dare ya, you great article writer you.