Eye Candy Blogfest

Clarissa Draper at Listen To The Voices says that Vicki Rocho at Rambles & Randomness is hosting a blog fest. I’ve never participated in one, and I decided January 1 was a good time to start, especially since this one is easy-peasy. I just have to post a picture that makes me smile every time I look at it.

This is mine:

This is a picture of my husband and me and our #4 daughter many long years ago. I was tickling her. This is my absolute most favorite picture ever in the whole wide world. This was when her middle name was Margaret and we called her Meggie. When she grew up and got married, she changed her middle name to Marian. That’s how much we like each other.

WRITING PROMPT: If your character could name him/herself after anyone, who would it be?



I was born in Louisville, Kentucky, but now live in the woods in southern Indiana. Though I only write fiction, I love to read non-fiction. The more I learn about this world, the more fantastic I see it is.

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One thought on “Eye Candy Blogfest

  1. Vicki Rocho

    January 1, 2011 at 5:40pm

    Great picture! I think my favorite SOUND in the world is a child’s laughter. Thanks for joining in the fun!

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  2. Danette

    January 1, 2011 at 6:46pm

    Glad I had a chance to hop over and check out your picture! Too bad you can’t add sound because that would put the picture over the top! Happy New Year!

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      Marian Allen

      January 1, 2011 at 6:54pm

      Vicki and Danette, you are so right! A little kid’s outright laughter is the world’s best medicine. πŸ™‚

      Happy New Year to you both.

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  3. Mary

    January 1, 2011 at 8:11pm

    There’s nothing like the laughter of a child.

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  4. Enid Wilson

    January 2, 2011 at 2:44am

    Lovely photo! Meggie laughs like you. I think my character, usually Mr. Darcy, will try to be named himself after Lord Byron.

    Fire and Cross

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  5. Jamie Burch

    January 2, 2011 at 10:49am

    Wonderful picture! I like the story that went along with it, too. Very sweet!

    Happy New Year!

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  6. Clarissa Draper

    January 2, 2011 at 11:13pm

    I love your writing prompt website! How cool. I didn’t put a picture of my family for the blogfest because I don’t like to have personal pics on the internet (a little quirk I have). But, my family always makes me smile!


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      Marian Allen

      January 3, 2011 at 7:43am

      Mary, Enid, Michelle, Jamie, thank you for your comments on the picture. πŸ™‚

      Clarissa, I put very few pictures of family up, and none of the children. Little Meggie is now 27, so the child in this picture is all grown up. It would make me sad, but the woman the child became is a BFF now. πŸ™‚ I’m glad you like the writing prompts. Everything is about writing! lol!

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  7. vic

    January 3, 2011 at 9:36am

    so sweet! great choice!
    the name meggie makes me think of the inkheart books- so cool! πŸ™‚

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      Marian Allen

      January 3, 2011 at 1:20pm

      Thanks, Vic and Golden. πŸ™‚ When I read about the blogfest, that was the first picture that came to mind, and none other would do. πŸ™‚

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  8. AlexJCavanaugh

    January 3, 2011 at 1:57pm

    That’s a sweet photo, Marion. Sorry, still trying to get around to all of the blogfest participants.

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      Marian Allen

      January 3, 2011 at 2:29pm

      Thanks, Alex. I’m just waiting for my sweet little baby angel to see that I posted a childhood picture of her–and then for her to catch up to me. ~grin~

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