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Virginia Allain

Virginia  Allain

Organization:none
Location:Poinciana, FL, USA
Link:http://virginiaallain.hubpages.com/
Contact:click here
Biography:Much of my writing was done for columns for the local newspaper when I was a library director. Since retiring, I looked for another outlet for my writing. Inspired by my mother, Gail Martin, plus my aunt, Carol Garriott, I hope to get the words onto paper now. Our family participation in Our Echo is spreading as two of my sisters now post their writing here (Cynthia Ross and Shannon Hyle) and two nieces (Samantha Hyle and Kristy Duggan).
To check out another site where I share my writing (my blog, my book reviews on Amazon.com, my articles on the Hubpages and Webnuggetz site and my photos on Webshots), just click on the link under my picture.
I moved to Central Florida in 2004 when I retired after 30 years as a librarian. I'm having a great time catching up on my reading (between gardening, playing golf, taking photos, searching the family history and traveling).
My latest interest is turning my Mom's writing into books using Blurb.com.
I've lived in Maryland, Australia, Texas along the border of Mexico, northern Ohio and Kansas and love visiting New England in the summer. (picture taken by Cynthia Ross)

Stories

Title ID Location Year Posted
Washday Blues 1486 Emporia, KS, USA 1920 01/08/2007 20:02
Paper Dolls 381 El Dorado, Kansas, USA 1959 05/04/2006 21:01
Beach Glass 383 Isle of Skye, Scotland 1988 05/04/2006 21:39
Homemade Christmas 404 El Dorado, Kansas, USA 2004 05/09/2006 22:20
Book Addicts 414 Poinciana, FL, USA 2004 05/12/2006 15:50
Farewell to the Rio Grande Valley 415 Weslaco, Texas, USA 2004 05/12/2006 16:13
Spring Colors of New England 490 New England, USA 2006 06/04/2006 13:55
A Tree Decked with Memories 3264 Poinciana, FL, USA 2007 12/04/2007 21:03
Random Acts of Kindness 583 Poinciana, Florida, USA 2006 06/27/2006 15:18
Night Sky 962 Emporia, KS, USA 1972 09/29/2006 20:19
No Green Thumb 963 Emporia, KS, USA 1972 09/29/2006 20:31
Tick Tock 1103 Emporia, Kansas, USA 1971 10/23/2006 12:09
Raising Rabbits 1269 El Dorado, Kansas, Butler 1960 11/27/2006 21:09
Give the Gift of Reading 1270 Weslaco, Texas, USA 2000 11/27/2006 21:14
Bookmarking 1273 Weslaco, Texas, USA 1999 11/27/2006 21:44
Spreading Thanks All Year 1272 Weslaco, Texas, USA 2001 11/27/2006 21:25
Gratitude 1274 Weslaco, Texas, USA 2001 11/27/2006 22:06
Spreading the Word on Our Echo 1291 -, -, USA 2006 11/30/2006 20:24
Poem for Shannon 1351 Belle Plaine, Kansas, USA 2006 12/09/2006 21:55
A New Year, But The Same Old You 1412 Weslaco, TX, USA 2003 12/26/2006 21:15
Exercise Your Mind 1413 Weslaco, TX, USA 2002 12/26/2006 21:23
Collecting Valentines 1611 -, USA 2007 02/03/2007 20:45
Gypsy's New Home 1615 Baltimore, MD, USA 1987 02/04/2007 18:49
Voices in the Desert 1910 Alice Springs, NT, Australia 1992 04/03/2007 22:41
All Our Play Houses 2248 El Dorado, Kansas, USA 1950 06/06/2007 21:28
Notes from a Reader 2384 El Dorado, Kansas, USA 1950 06/25/2007 23:08
Love Between the Covers 2395 El Dorado, Kansas, USA 1980 06/27/2007 10:38
Giving My Opinion 2405 Poinciana, Florida, USA 2007 06/28/2007 21:05
A Happy Message from Shannon 2423 Poinciana, FL, USA 2007 07/01/2007 10:48
My Moss Garden 2875 East Wakefield, NH, USA 2007 09/21/2007 19:35
Have won an award On My Grandparents' Farm 2601 Madison, KS, Greenwood 1950 08/01/2007 09:00
I Remember Charley - My First Hurricane 2568 Poinciana, FL, USA 2004 07/26/2007 14:42
The Beauty in Tiny Things 2812 East Wakefield, NH, USA 2007 09/09/2007 09:07
I Should Be Writing 2916 Towanda, Kansas, USA 2007 09/27/2007 19:11
Thoughts on My Dad on His 83rd Birthday 2888 El Dorado, Kansas, USA 2007 09/24/2007 09:49
Sparkling Memories 2923 El Dorado, Kansas, USA 1958 09/28/2007 12:53
What Makes Me Happy? 2925 East Wakefield, NH, USA 2007 09/28/2007 18:50
Pixie Thoughts 2930 East Wakefield, NH, USA 2007 09/29/2007 19:16
Through the Windscreen 3142 El Dorado, Kansas, USA 2007 11/05/2007 20:59
A Martin Family Thanksgiving 3197 El Dorado, Kansas, USA 1968 11/16/2007 23:32
Have won an award I Am Missing You 3285 Poinciana, FL, USA 2007 12/07/2007 18:36
Boredom 3622 Poinciana, FL, USA 2008 03/11/2008 21:10
Mom Discovers TV Dinners 3731 El Dorado, Kansas, USA 1955 04/18/2008 19:38
The Death of Tippy 3748 Madison, Kansas, USA 1953 04/21/2008 19:54
Favorite Summer Food Memories 3842 El Dorado, Kansas, USA 1955 05/11/2008 16:42
Ginger Allain - My Bio Poem 3843 Poinciana, FL, USA 2004 05/11/2008 19:14
Lessons I Learned from my Father 3988 El Dorado, Kansas, USA 1950 06/14/2008 19:31
Put Me in Charge 3896 Poinciana, FL, USA 2007 05/19/2008 22:13
Susan's Benji 4007 El Dorado, Kansas, USA 2008 06/17/2008 16:09
Dawdling Down to the Mailbox 4166 East Wakefield, New Hampshire, USA 2008 08/03/2008 13:51
How to Raise Good Kids 4293 El Dorado, Kansas, USA 1950 09/13/2008 11:19
A Touch of Clyde Martin Humor 4331 El Dorado, Kansas, USA 2008 09/23/2008 19:32
Those Feral Golf Balls 4471 Poinciana, Florida, USA 2008 11/09/2008 21:13
Learning To Be Me 4680 Poinciana, FL, USA 2008 01/18/2009 19:45
Off to Town 5272 El Dorado, Kansas, United States 1950 07/28/2009 20:49
Planting Time in New England 5123 East Wakefield, NH, United States 2009 06/06/2009 21:17
Gail Martin's Memories Made into a Book 5233 El Dorado, Kansas, U.S. 1930 07/08/2009 08:39
Our Australian Thanksgiving Feast 5238 Melbourne, Victoria, Australia 1991 07/11/2009 18:59
Country School Memories 5281 El Dorado, Kansas, United States 1960 08/01/2009 14:34
What I Learned as a Country Kid 5326 El Dorado, Kansas, United States 1950 08/27/2009 19:36
Promoting Our Echo with Squidoo Lenses 5464 Orlando, FL, United States 2009 11/18/2009 08:52