Autumn Fear…Chapter 7

.............Officer Pruett followed Maggie home, as she slowly pulled up the driveway, she realized there were no lights on inside.  She always has her lights on timers including the porch light.  Why weren't they on? As the officer got out of his car, he could see the fear on her face, she whispered as if someone close would overhear her.  "Officer, none of my lights are on and they should be".....He knew she was serious.  He took the lock off his gun, and asked her to stay behind him.  When they reached the front door, Maggie slowly put the key in the lock and turned the knob.  He then … [Read more...]

Legend of the Stone Couch…

".......The site is peculiar in its plainness. A flat stretch atop the mountain. No houses, no buildings. Nothing but woods. So very nondescript. So unassuming and not to be noticed. Except for a monolith of mystery. It rests there alongside the road, appearing, at first, to be a large rock. A second glance identifies it as a piece of furniture, a sofa made of stone. But this is one piece of furniture you don't want inside your house. Everybody knows about it. They call it the Curse of the Stone Couch, a phenomenon north of Weatherly surrounded by nothingness and yet charged with … [Read more...]

Autumn fear…..chapter 6

Continued........ Maggie's' breathing became erratic, she could hardly keep from screaming but now instinct took over.   she knew she had to get out of there - now! She threw the Jag in reverse, almost hiting the dimming lamp-post and then franticly made a left out of the station and on  to First Street. She was headed towards Ocean Blvd. "Ok...Mags, just hold on - turn right and go two blocks to the police station". Before she could get to the Blvd. she had to ride  back over the tracks. Suddenly the railroad stop sign began to flash and ring, which echoed in the fog...the bar came … [Read more...]

“Autumn Fear” chapter 5….

And so we continue............you can read our first four chapters here......... Maggie watched as the signs for Bayhead came into view. Every nerve in her body was wound so tight she wondered how would she drive home. Three miles from the station. It would prove to be the longest three miles of her life. She had always thought of herself as a quick thinking woman but sadly, now she could not even find her keys. The train pulled into the station. It seemed unusually quiet this cold October evening. The night fog was rolling in off the ocean and along with it came a chill that went right … [Read more...]

“Autumn Fear” – Storytime

I've been writing for what seems like my whole life......stories, journals, articles...you name it and I've written it......I just love it.  I've even done the "Spur-of-the-moment" stories for the grandkids.....when we were kids we would sit around the campfire and one person would begin a story and we would go around a circle and each person had to add their own spin on the story.  Sometimes the story went on for over an hour, some funny and some scary! I remember I couldn't wait for it to be my turn! So I've decided to take a leap of faith here and hope you will like this new post from … [Read more...]

The Pineridge Table…..

Good morning Sunshine! Its a beautiful morning here on the mountain......our mornings have been really chilly but the days have warmed up and have been sooo sunny! Loving this weather.....wish it could be like this all year round....... Remember this is Anniversary Week here at PineRidge Hills, so lets revisit our tablescapes from the past year...... Here are some of my favorites....... Whew! that's a lot of dishes! now where have I put them all?......hmmmmmmm, Happy Tables - Happy Family! Country Wishes, Lois Linking up at: … [Read more...]

A Year At Pineridge Hills

Continuing from yesterday we are looking back at our first year of Pineridge Hills here on the mountain.....and its been a wonderful year, filled with new friends and a  sharing of stories........ Much has been done to our home here in Northeast Pennsylvania.  PineRidge Hills has been mowed, painted, stained, planted and plowed over this past year, and its all GOOD......of course none of this would have been possible without the "Love of my life"....my husband Al the true MacGyver! So lets continue down memory lane...or, maybe I should say deck.......Al and I are "Deck People", love … [Read more...]

Anniversay Week!

Good morning! I thought this week we go back one year to when PineRidge Hills was just getting its feet wet in Blogland....so I'm going to share some of our most popular, and some of my favorite days here on the mountain! Your going to need another cup of tea this morning...... Lets see how Autumn played up here at PineRidge one year ago.........Our mornings are still Misty! The Boyz still love to play on the deck, although Oliver is starting to feel his age a bit more this year.  December 3rd will mark Oliver & Duncan's 11th birthday(The Westies) and Elvis' 8th!(Our adorable … [Read more...]

The New PineRidge Hills

Dear Friends, Yes, I know that my blog has been woefully out of date, with no news for a very long time. I have been up to my eyeballs lately, and somehow I never seemed to sit down long enough to write. Where to start? Well, at the beginning of the summer, I actually convinced “The Love of My Life”, that it was time to start some renovations on this house……it had been over seven years since we painted, and the updates we always talked about but never acted on were calling our names – actually screaming at us! Now, mind you, tackling this whole house at the same time is no small feat! So … [Read more...]

Happy Autumn!!

Dear Friends, Yes, I know that my blog has been woefully out of date, with no news for a very long time. I have been up to my eyeballs lately, and somehow I never seemed to sit down long enough to write. Where to start? Well, at the beginning of the summer, I actually convinced “The Love of My Life”, that it was time to start some renovations on this house……it had been over seven years since we painted, and the updates we always talked about but never acted on were calling our names – actually screaming at us! Now, mind you, tackling this whole house at the same time is no small feat! … [Read more...]