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Kerrian’sNotebook

KN, p. 251 “2019 TopTen New Posts”

 

 

Many warm thanks to all the Kerrian followers. Readership was up by over 50% in 2019. That’s not a typo. You spread the word and people kept on reading and sharing.

 

The Kerrians’ 2019 was a year of returning to fan favorite topics that focused on how law enforcement officers work, with the result that four of those articles were in the TopTen new articles for the year.

 

Interest continues in the new recipes from the Kerrian Kitchen and we’re delighted that you enjoy them as well! Like I keep saying, we taste-test everything and nobody ever died after eating at our house. 😉

 

Sadly, suicide is on the rise in the USA again and the interest in the article seen here is welcome. It is based on the death of a real family friend. Pass along the information to others, please.

 

Here are your Top Ten favorites from 2019:

(Click on the links and enjoy them again or read them for the very first time.)

 

10: “Greek Salad

 

9:  “Pumpkin Pancakes (GF)

 

8:  “Meatloaf – Comfort Food

 

7:  “Suicide

 

6:  “Where Did They Move the Graves?

 

5:  “Scotland Yard Is Not in Scotland

 

4:  “Do You Want to be an FBI Agent? – Part 2

 

3:  “SWAT Team Experience

 

2:  “Cucumber Slushies

 

1:  “Do You Want to be an FBI Agent? – Part 1

 

 

Keep a lookout for changes at the Kerrian website. Many will be behind the scenes as we make www.kerriansnotebook.com more cellphone friendly.

 

The changes will occur over the next few months and I’ll let you know through the newsletters and on Facebook as soon as they happen.

 

Happy New Year, everyone, and keep those cards, emails, letters, and messages from around the world coming. We read and enjoy them all!   🙂

 

 

 

 

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KN, p. 247 “Happy 8th Anniversary TopTen on Kerrian’s Notebook”

 

Many thanks to all the wonderful Kerrian fans and friends throughout the world! Patti and the Kerrians have loved your contributions, suggestions, and enthusiastic sleuthing ideas. You’re the absolute best!!!

 

Below are the TopTen most popular posts from all eight years.

Take a look again or enjoy them for the first time. 🙂

 

 

The tenth most popular post on KN is “Underwater Evidence and Body Recovery: Lakes and Bodies.” Read it here.

 

 

 

 

 

 


#9: “Academy Training at Quantico.” Read it here.

#8: “What Does A Texas Ranger Do?” can be read here.

#7: “Creamy Chocolate Cheesecake.” Yum!

 

 

 

 

How Big is That Jail Cell?” came in at #6.

#5: Read “What Does a Firefighter Wear?” here.

#4: “100 Ways to Die an Unnatural Death.”  Read it here.

 

 

 

 



#3: Read “What happens in the ambulance?” here.

 

#2: “How many bodies at the scene?” can be read here.

 

 

 

 


#1:

Year after year, the most popular post on Kerrian’s Notebook continues to be:

“How to become a Texas Ranger.”

Read it here.

 

 

 

Our readership continues to grow all across the country and the world. Join us and be alerted to the latest in “Fun, Facts, and a Few Dead Bodies,” as well as occasional mystery novel giveaways.  🙂  Sign up in the comments below.

 

 

 

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KN, p.187 “On the Road – Get Ready for the Blizzard”

 

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“Blizzard? What blizzard? It’s 70 degrees outside!” That’s Sheila talking as she looks over my shoulder.

 

I’ll have you know that there has been snow falling in the northwestern part of the USA already. In 2018, the northwest received over 400 inches of the white stuff, with the midwest getting pounded often enough that there were cars and trucks stuck on the roads for a while.

Top 10 Snowfalls From Last Winter + Prediction For 2018 – 2019 Winter

I never think about being prepared to get stuck for hours because I live in one of the most densely populated areas of the country. If traffic stops for any length of time, people have been known to get out of their cars, leave them on the highway and walk to the houses close by. That can cause a LOT of headaches when snow plows come through during the blizzards.

 

But, it’s not an option to leave the car in the middle of no place during a blizzard when you might be miles away from help. It’s usually warmer inside the car, plus it’s a shelter until help does arrive.

 

What do you do when you get caught traveling to a vacation spot or a storm moves in more quickly than the weatherman predicted? It is possible to die if help is a long time coming or your car gets buried in snow, so how do you avoid that?

 

To borrow a phrase from the Boy Scouts, Be Prepared.

 

If the weatherman isn’t sure about the path of the storm and you need to get somewhere a couple of hours away, follow these tips:

 

  1. Make sure you have a full gas tank.
  2. Let someone at your destination know your predicted arrival time.
  3. Charge your cell phone.
  4. Travel with snacks and several bottles of water for each passenger.
  5. Toss a couple of blankets in the car, just in case.
  6. Always travel with flashlights, but before the trip, check the battery power.
  7. Keep kitty litter in the trunk, in case you get stuck and need traction to get out of the slick spot.
  8. Buy a short shovel (available in auto supply stores) and leave it in the trunk. (thanks, Sue Harrison)

 

If the storm hits unexpectedly while you are on the road and you can no longer see to drive (or the roads are hazardous) stop the car and pull over if you can.

 

  1. Stay inside the car.
  2. Run the motor for ten minutes every hour.
  3. Open the windows just a crack to avoid carbon monoxide buildup inside the car.
  4. Make sure the exhaust pipe is not blocked
  5. Tie a colorful scarf to the door. During a white-out, this will help the road crews find you more quickly.
  6. Make sure to stay hydrated.
  7. Exercise to keep warm – swing arms and legs as much as possible for a few minutes out of every 30.

 

 

Be smart about it and travel safely this winter. Better yet – stay off the roads until they are clear.

 

*Photo by Patti Phillips

 

 

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