Dad’s Legacy

Friday, Jun 22

That’s how it is these days. Show up. Suit up. Get into the game.

Today, I’m taking Sadie and Bernice to a nearby park for a walk. We all need a little sunshine, green grass, and fresh air.

Next week, I’ll be on the road, visiting Kansas City and Denver, two towns that are very friendly to cowgirls! I bought myself two new pairs of boots for the trip, one bright pink (I DO love pink) and one with lovely flowers embroidered on the sides. Truth to tell, I considered postponing this tour, promoting my new hardcover, “A Wanted Man”. I figured I had two pretty good excuses, losing my dad and a world-class case of bronchitis.

But one of my dad’s qualities was something he called “gumption”. It’s a cowboy/Marine Corps word, meaning to push up your sleeves, stand toe-to-toe with whatever’s in front of you, and get it done.

The bronchitis is better. The Dad-shaped hole in my life will always be there.

I’m strong, whether I want to be or not.

And I’m looking forward to seeing your smiling faces and hearing your warm voices.

If I tear up a little, I know you’ll understand.

About Linda

The daughter of a town marshal, Linda Lael Miller is a #1 New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author of more than 100 historical and contemporary novels, most of which reflect her love of the West.

Raised in Northport, Washington, Linda pursued her wanderlust, living in London and Arizona and traveling the world before returning to the state of her birth to settle down on a horse property outside Spokane.

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