Category Archives: Life lessons about prejudice.

“Sow’s Ear” into Silk Dresses is Successful; Estella Frances Godwin Creator. A Godwin family legacy story.


THIS IS NO JOKE; READ ON FOR THE “SOW’S EAR” REVEAL. First, the dresses. You must put yourself in the setting where they were created. South East Oklahoma. You must imagine that the beautiful girl wearing the dresses did not come from … Continue reading

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Underground Victim Mail System: Oh the stories it could and did tell. P.O. Box 1155 saved lives.


What is 12 inches long, six by four, open at one end and the other, a locked door????

Wrong. It is not the post office box, but rather an almost magical space that is safe. A space that allowed high risk victim/survivors to communicate with the assurance they can find a way to be in touch with necessary people, or still pay off debts without being traced. This can mean everything to someone who has gone underground due to domestic violence or rape/sexual assault. They had to abandon every part of their life, possibly, and indeed probably, for life. This is their one “lifeline” and for a high risk underground victim, this is life sustaining. Continue reading

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My Dad; they don’t have to be perfect to be loved.My Cock-fighting, Wolf-hunting, Boxing/fighter, and Tender-hearted Dad.


Oh, he was far from perfect; wouldn’t set foot in a church and angry at God after his mother passed away from tuberculosis when he was 5. He was sent to live with relatives in Arkansas after a few years due to … Continue reading

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Greyhound Lady Walking; How it Became the Signature Novel of the Series.


In this signature novel of the series,  set in contemporary times, you will find the core feelings and messages of the series. Indeed, the intent of the series.  The inclusion of Jet-setting, Greyhound rescue, and intrigue and betrayal have never been more … Continue reading

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Keep Rainbows in your life: I do daily.


  Three crystal prisms hang in the window that looks out toward the Fairy Garden in my yard. When the sun ‘hits’ them the crystals fire rainbows all over my living room walls and ceilings. They are suspended by fishline … Continue reading

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Greyhound Lady Walking’s New “CHARM”ing Idea


Right out of the chute, let me say this is not a money-making scheme or fund-raiser. Think about it. There are  beautiful things forged on an anvil. They are beaten down, molded, remolded, and purified by fire to make the … Continue reading

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THE WARDS OF KILBOURNE HILL: Coming of Age in an Ohio Summer (Y/A now available on Kindle)


To the Reader:   In this treatise Joyce Godwin Grubbs has been able to incorporate morale, ethical and other values inherently valuable to teens and, at the same time, mask those traits by way of a strong plot that continually … Continue reading

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