Wednesday, July 26, 2017

My dad's family: Etha Bell, his mother, Jim/James Woodward, his father, James Roy Slug Woodward (my dad), Elbert Woodward, Allen Woodward, Vernon Woodward, Hilda Jane Woodward, her baby brother David Woodward, and Glen Woodward

Need Help With Book about Leoma, Tennessee

 Although I was the sort of student at Elementary School (1954-1962) who clapped when the teacher gave a written assignment, I did not enter the profession of writing until after I retired as a school teacher in 1999. Before that time my need to create and record information was met daily through my numerous tasks in the classroom. I was also hired on several occasions to write units of study, newsletters, and lesson plans. All this was done along with written preparations and term papers assigned for the three college degrees I completed. This also served to meet my needs while leaving little time for other kinds of writing.
  It was on a fluke that I responded to a small ad for a writer in a local newspaper in 2007. I was hired on the spot after the editor looked at samples of my writing. I went on to work for the Knoxville Journal Newspaper until it closed in 2014.
  Along the way, I also wrote ten books. Most are local history. Two are sizzling novels. After the newspaper closed, area writers began hiring me to help edit their manuscripts—a job I still do on occasions.
  My grandmother used to say, “It is not bragging if you are stating facts.” My books have sold all around the world in many countries and on six continents. One of my books, “Watermelon for Everyone,” was judged as the “Best Cookbook in the World About Watermelon” in 2014 from Gourmand Magazine in Madrid, Spain. According to my blog, most of my fans live in France, England and Spain.
  It was during a visit with my second cousin (by marriage) LaShawn Baxter that the thought popped into my mind that we should record the history of Leoma. She readily agreed and we took off on this journey and have not looked back.
 The writer’s approach to how a book or story is written is known as “The Voice.” For a writer, figuring out which voice to use in order to tell your story is a huge part of the book and can make it or break it.
   The Voice can be third person, meaning an omnipotent, Magic Man or Woman in the Sky, who knows not only all the actions, but also the thoughts and motives of each person in the story. This method is frequently used by those writing mysteries or dramas and also by those writing history.

   An autobiographical approach is also used by many writers who set out to tell the events he/she witnessed. In this approach, the history of the place and events surrounding it, is told through the eyes of a person who lived it. Many say this is the best kind of history, but even those of us who attended the same event will come away with a different version of what happened. History can be confusing. This autobiographical approach was the one used by Cenith Freemon, a writer who recorded a history of Leoma, as she saw history through the lives of her relatives. It is a typical and quite useful writing method.
  Simply assembling maps, photos, post cards, letters, newspaper articles, and other historic documents in some kind of chronological order is another way to approach the task of accurately recording history. This method is expected as most folks think. “A picture is worth a thousand words.”
  For our history book about Leoma, we are using both the assembling and the autobiographical methods.  We are telling history through images and the written work of others while including memories of our families.
  As our manuscript grows we have found that we need help with specific data. We are asking for anyone who might have documents or photos for any of the topics on the following list to please contact LaShawn Baxter at the Lawrence County Advocate or stop by the Lawrence County Archives and Kathy Neidergeses will scan your copies and return to you.
   Martha Rose Woodward  e mail
We need:
Family photos; group school photos,  photos of Leoma Elementary School from 1950s to 1970s.
Photos of any and all former buildings located in Leoma and historic homes in Leoma.
Photos of any churches, inside and out, located in Leoma.

Monday, July 24, 2017

Leoma Elementary School class photo 1953-54

39 students in grade 1 (one is shown 2 x)
 Mrs. Bea Marston in left corner

Writing a book about my home town Leoma, Tennessee

   I apologize to my viewers for not posting sooner. I have been completely absorbed in this new project. My second cousin, who is also an editor of my home county newspaper, and I are working on a history book. She is assembling historic documents, finding photos, and doing interviews as she lives in Leoma. I am writing, adding photos that are coming to us online and working hours into the night.

  I'll be posting vintage photos for the next few weeks, as these are just too good to not share.

  So many memories of times gone by...

                                                 Dorene Smith Luna and her parents 1947.

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

How To Lose Weight Using Ketogenic Food Plan by Martha Rose Woodward July 2017 I lost 73 and have kept it off 11 months.

I've had several questions about Keto. Here are the answers:

                                 What I eat to MAINTAIN loss of 73 pounds.

Martha Rose's Daily Food Diary.

Breakfast: (either of these menus for any day of the week):
                       3 pieces of crisp bacon, 1 cup coffee or 1 diet cola
                       2 pieces crisp bacon
                       1 coffee (with ONLY one creamer) or one cup of tea or one diet cola, and
                       1  egg any style
                       2 pieces sausage, 1 egg any style, choice of beverage
                       bacon and sausage

Lunch: 1 package tuna, 1 tablespoon mayonnaise, squirt mustard, hot sauce, 1 cup (handful) lettuce with 1 tablespoon ranch dressing. OR 4 smoked hot dogs (all beef), OR any other fatty meat (I limit servings to 4 to 5 ounces), squirt mustard, 1 cup some dark green vegetable like broccoli, turnip greens, green beans cooked in butter. iced tea, diet coke, coffee or water

Dinner: Any of these choices; I rotate favorite recipes and enjoy about 12 to 15 from list
 when I want to prepare them. :
             chicken wings, Keto pizza, grilled steak, ribs or pork butt, baked chicken,  mashed cauliflower with cheese along with pork chop or meat dish, keto tacos (made with pork skins instead of taco shells, Keto casserole made with pork skins, tomato sauce, ground beef or turkey, zucchini hash browns topped with sour cream, bacon lettuce and tomato sandwiches (NO bread), baked chicken with salad, grilled fish with broccoli with cheese sauce and butter, deviled eggs with choice of meat, hamburger with cheese, tomato, lettuce, pickle; onion, Polish sausage fried with cabbage and dried onions. List can go on and on.
     Limit portions according to your size. I am 5'4". A perfect portion for me is 4 to 5 ounces. I ate more when I was heavier. As I lost pounds, I trimmed portions off so am eating smaller amounts. Makes sense: A smaller person should eat less food. Duh.

You can enjoy one dessert per day. Only eat l/2 cup. Use sour cream, whipped cream, and cream cheese and REMEMBER, ONLY 2 tablespoons per day each. Search internet for recipes.

Keep cheese to 2 ounces per day. IF you are not losing, you should stop eating cheese and see if that breaks your stall. 

Drink when thirsty. Do not go overboard on water. Use tea, coffee, or diet sodas when needed, but limit to reasonable servings. 8 to 12 a day would not be reasonable.

Pay chose attention to total CARBS. No such thing as net carbs. A carb is a carb.
Eat REAL food. Nothing from a bag (except pork rinds) or a box.
Eat when hungry.
Stay prepared. Keep foods on hand you know are what you need to be eating.
Do not buy junk foods.
No nuts until you have gotten to your goal weight.
At a meal, eat enough to sustain you for 3 to 4 hours.
Eat from choices/ no cheating
Eat when body needs food NOT when time for a meal.
Limit snacking.
Limit food after 8 PM.
Weigh often.
Keep a detailed food diary. You will be glad you did. You will want to remember some great recipes.
Keep records of your losses for future references. Again, you will be glad you did.
Reward yourself for "non-scale" successes.
Make adjustments as needed.
Expect to hit stalls.
Do NOT pay attention to others and what they say or might think. IF they make a comment, repeat, "You do not get a vote in what I eat."