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A Heck of a Fellow, Tom Harbin

Today I heard about the passing of an old friend, Thomas Newton “Tom” Harbin, he was only 72 years young. Tom was as worthy a friend as any one could possibly ask for. We shared secrets that I know he took to the grave. For twenty years he honored those of us who worked at The Tribune with a visit every few months and he always came with goodies for us to eat. I often wondered if he loved us or was just trying to fatten us up for the sales pitch kill. Tom was a salesman. He sold advertising for…See More
Jul 20
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Taking a Break

Hey guys, sorry I’m running a little late with this weeks blog. The long holiday weekend got me sort of behind, but a girls just got to work a little fishing into her schedule. And, by the way I caught one more fish than my husband on a recent afternoon of fishing. First time that’s ever happened, and probably the last. He is a very good fisherman. Well summer break officially starts for my granddaughter Emma next week on June 3rd. Taking a break from school is a very exciting time, we can all…See More
May 28
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Writer's Butt

Proverbs 31:17She girdeth her loins with strength, and strengtheneth her arms.  Attention Writers: Beware of this raging epidemic, Writer’s Butt, not to be confused with writer’s block, which is also a dreaded disease. Some of you might be saying what in the world is Writer’s Butt? Who are you kidding? You know exactly what I’m talking about. Call it what you may, middle age spread, chunky butt, or secretary saddlebags. But truth…See More
May 20
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Blue-Eyed, Yellow-Eyed Kitty

It’s been a while since I’ve written about my cats, or I should say, “our cats,” my granddaughter Emma’s and husband Jerry’s. Yes, all three of us love our felines. Even with cleaning the litter box, changing their water daily, and sweeping up all that cat hair. Honestly, I don’t see how in the world either three of them have a single hair left on their bodies because it is all over my basement. My entire married life I have been the crazy cat lady. For some reason cats just suddenly appear at…See More
May 12
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Truthful Fiction

I am often asked, “How do you come up with your stories? Is it hard to think of something to write about?” What most people don’t understand is that we are living a story everyday. Each month and year adds more chapters. As with most writers I crave moments alone so I can write down my thoughts, or the notions from the characters that are dancing around in my head. However, spending time around others, listening and watching is where the guts of my stories come from. I am amazed how some people…See More
May 5
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Peace Among the Chaos

There is so much going on in my life right now. I’m finding myself going in forty-eleven different directions. One of my nephews is getting married, another nephew just announced that he and his wife are expecting their first baby, and my only living aunt is in the hospital. I’m running with my granddaughter, filling in for the secretary at church so she can have a few days off… and trying to get a new novel in the hands of all of you who are asking for it. Not to mention all the marketing…See More
Apr 30
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Remember Me in Your Youth

The other day I went to visit James, a dear friend of mine who is in hospice care. Being thirty years my senior he has sort of been a mentor to me. In fact his entire family is very special. His sister, Miss Opal was my sidekick for many years. When her health began to fail and after her only remaining child, Joan was killed in a single car accident I sort of tried to fill a void in her life. Being a widow Opal found herself sick, and alone for the first time in decades. Growing up I had a huge…See More
Apr 21
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A Week in the Shadow of the Cross

The week leading up to Easter is a very emotional time for me. As I think back to all the Bible verses I’ve read about how Jesus suffered for me I cannot phantom how anybody could love me that much. But I know Jesus does. I feel it deep inside me as much as I feel my heart beating. Every living person on this earth will let us down, but not our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. In today’s post I want to share a scripture to read every day this week along with a few thoughts to reflect on. Sunday,…See More
Apr 13
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Wake Up World, It's Festival Time

Genesis 8:22While the earth remaineth, seedtime and harvest, and cold and heat, and summer and winter, and day and night shall not cease. Spring is probably my favorite time of the year. Even though with each change of season I get a little giddy looking…See More
Apr 8
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Apr 6
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Sarah Martin Byrd posted a blog post

Filled With His Spirit, Lost in His Love

Sometimes the Holy Spirit comes right down from Heaven, or wherever it is that He presides and weaves His way into my heart, plucking out the weary and sad parts and filling my being with the never-ending love of Christ. Needless to say after a recent church service at my home church, Pleasant Ridge Baptist, State Road, N.C., I am filled to overflowing. We all long for peace, for comfort, and the reassuring truth that there’s more to this old life than what meets the eye. The world is full of…See More
Apr 1
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Blazing the Trail (Part 2)

There’s a lot of buzz these days in my hometown of Elkin, NC about hiking, cycling and horseback riding trails. For outdoor advocates like me this is very good news. Last week in Part 1 of, Blazing the Trail I introduced you to my love of nature and a group of people calling themselves the Elkin Valley Trails Association (EVTA). Today I want to give you some details about the trails. The Mountain to Sea Trail  (MST)A simple footpath stretching almost 1000 miles across North Carolina.Spanning an…See More
Mar 25
Sarah Martin Byrd posted a blog post

Blazing the Trail (Part 1)

 Growing up on the banks of the Big Elkin Creek my days were filled with fun, frolicking and fantasy. When I escaped to the river I found myself in a world all my own, lost in time, hidden from fearful eyes and wagging tongues. I thought I lived in one of the most magical places on earth. My opinion has not changed very much the last 50 years. From Carter Mill Road to Preacher Field Road in Wilkes County, NC, I stomped in and around about every inch of creek water that flowed through there. I…See More
Mar 18

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Books I've written, anthologies I've contributed to, and any scripts or plays I've authored:
Guardian Spirit, published by Lucky Press LLC.
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Sarah Martin Byrd's Blog

A Heck of a Fellow, Tom Harbin

Posted on July 20, 2014 at 3:15pm 0 Comments

Today I heard about the passing of an old friend, Thomas Newton “Tom” Harbin, he was only 72 years young. Tom was as worthy a friend as any one could possibly ask for. We shared secrets that I know he took to the grave. For twenty years he honored those of us who worked at The Tribune with a visit every few months and he always came with goodies for us to eat. I often wondered if he loved us or was just trying to fatten us up for the sales pitch kill.

 

Tom was a salesman. He…

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Taking a Break

Posted on May 28, 2014 at 8:41am 0 Comments

Hey guys, sorry I’m running a little late with this weeks blog. The long holiday weekend got me sort of behind, but a girls just got to work a little fishing into her schedule. And, by the way I caught one more fish than my husband on a recent afternoon of fishing. First time that’s ever happened, and probably the last. He is a very good fisherman.

 

Well summer break officially starts for my granddaughter Emma next week on June 3rd. Taking a break from school is a…

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Writer's Butt

Posted on May 20, 2014 at 9:55am 0 Comments

Proverbs 31:17

She girdeth her loins with strength, and strengtheneth her arms.

 

 

Attention Writers: Beware of this raging epidemic, Writer’s Butt, not to be confused with writer’s block, which is also a dreaded disease.

 

Some of you might be saying what in the world is Writer’s Butt? Who are you kidding? You know exactly what I’m talking about. Call it what you may, middle…

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Blue-Eyed, Yellow-Eyed Kitty

Posted on May 12, 2014 at 7:41am 0 Comments

It’s been a while since I’ve written about my cats, or I should say, “our cats,” my granddaughter Emma’s and husband Jerry’s. Yes, all three of us love our felines. Even with cleaning the litter box, changing their water daily, and sweeping up all that cat hair. Honestly, I don’t see how in the world either three of them have a single hair left on their bodies because it is all over my basement.

 

My entire married life I have been the crazy cat lady. For some reason cats just…

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At 6:23am on August 13, 2011, Shelby Isaacson said…
Thanks Sarah! Things are well. I hope they are with you too.
At 7:54pm on November 23, 2010, Nicky Wheeler-Nicholson said…
Sarah, thanks for friending me. Keep in touch and let me know how it's going. Nicky
At 9:04pm on November 19, 2010, Nicky Wheeler-Nicholson said…
Hi Sarah, Welcome to the Southern Writers Group. We're so pleased to have you join us. Your web site is beautiful and your work sounds wonderful. I'm sure you will have much to add to our group. Zetta Brown and I are the admins and you'll want to check out the discussions, jump into Roll Call and Give us a Peek are two good starts. Introduce yourself and make yourself to home. Best, Nicky
At 4:46pm on November 12, 2010, Meg Waite Clayton said…
Sarah, Adding my voice to the welcome. If you’re looking for a place to jump in, we’d love to have you join us in the in Novelists – Struggling or Not group.

Enjoy the site!

Meg Waite Clayton
Moderator, Publishing Industry News, and Novelist Group
Author of the national bestseller, The Wednesday Sisters, and the forthcoming The Four Ms. Bradwells (Ballantine, March 2011)
At 11:22am on November 8, 2010, Donna Baier-Stein said…
Sarah - so great to meet you here. Also a newer member myself as well.
At 9:57am on November 8, 2010, Julie Jeffs said…
Sarah,

Welcome to the Bloggers Let’s Make it Work group! So glad you are here. Please visit the discussion New Members Visit Here First, tell us about your blog so we can list it on the members blog index.

I hope you will find, as I did, a great sense of community, loads of information and resources, and an incredible amount of talent.

Jump in on ongoing discussions or start one if there is an issue you would like to discuss.

Let me know if you have any questions.

Look forward to reading your posts.

Warm regards,
Julie Jeffs
Beginning a Life at 50
At 4:10pm on October 18, 2010, Kate Hanselman said…
Welcome to She Writes Sarah! So glad to have you here.
Check out Getting Started, an easy-to-use guide to, well, getting started.
Don’t forget to head over to the She Writes Blog and let us know what you think!
If you have any questions or feedback as you explore and use the site, don’t hesitate to get in touch.
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-Kate
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