Sunday Salon / Sunday Post – Play Ball – Weekly Rewind – Mail Call


The Sunday Salon used to be a meme but was getting so huge it became unmanageable, so it is now a Facebook group that has become an
informal week in review gathering place for bloggers.

It is also a place to share our thoughts about things of a bookish nature.
You can also link up weekly on Readerbuzz.

The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by
Kimberly @ Caffeinated Book Reviewer
~ It’s a chance to share news~
A post to recap the past week on your blog, showcase books and things we have received and share news about what is coming up on our blog for the week ahead.


I hope you had a wonderful week!

For the most part, I had a pleasant week. A blog tour had a stressful moment near the end of the week, but I shook it off, pushed away from the computer and got myself lost in a book.

DAYS OF OUR LIVES — Pictured: Peggy McCay as Caroline Brady — NBC Photo: Mitchell Haaseth

I have watched Days of Our Lives for over 40 years. The episodes last Wednesday and Thursday had me crying like a baby. Wednesday’s heartwarming/breaking episode led up to Thursday’s tribute to Caroline Brady. The actress who played her, Peggy McCay, passed away at the age of 90 back in October. The soap opera films more than 6 months ahead of time so it took writers time to create the storyline would allow fans and her t.v family a chance to say goodbye. The writer’s and actors did an excellent job. Peggy passed away just a few weeks after her television husband Frank Parker. Shawn Brady had already passed away on the show when the actor retired. Her character had been offscreen, living with her daughter in California, for quite a while but was mentioned often. She first appeared on the show on February 1983, and a been a fan favorite ever since.  The final scene of Thursday’s show has Caroline looking in the window of her Brady Pub watching her family celebrate her life and saying good-bye and then it shows Shawn stepping into the shot and wrapping his arm around her shoulders. So moving and touching I have tears in my eyes just writing this.

Fun Fact: Frank and I share a birthday – July 1. 


The best part of my week was yesterday when I got out of the house and down the highway to watch granddaughter Natalie’s softball game. At 7 years old, there are only 6 girls on a team, everyone gets 1 at-bat every inning, balls are pitched by a machine or set on a tee, no score is kept and they play for about an hour. The girl’s hitting has really improved since last year. Natalie had 1 single and 2 doubles (the ball made it out of the infield). We are going again next week and then bringing her home with us for the weekend. This time Kaden ended up coming home with us. He will probably stay until Monday or Tuesday or until we need a break from each other 😆

We also stopped by for a quick visit with my mother-in-law. I just don’t get to see her enough.

~Lori / Dollycas

Weekly Rewind – June 17 – 22, 2019

Monday – My Reading Itinerary Monday! – Week #25 2019 – Check Out My Escapes

Plus – #Review – Life After Suicide: Finding Courage, Comfort & Community After Unthinkable Loss by Jennifer Ashton M.D.

Tuesday – #Review / #Giveaway – Clause & Effect (Deadly Edits) by Kaitlyn Dunnett @KensingtonBooks

Wednesday – Cozy Wednesday – Featuring Murder with Cucumber Sandwiches (A Daisy’s Tea Garden Mystery) by Karen Rose Smith @KensingtonBooks #Review / #Giveaway

Thursday – Little Beach Bungalow (The Seaside Saga) by Joanne DeMaio

Friday – #FlashbackFriday – Murder on the Last Frontier (A Charlotte Brody Mystery) by Cathy Pegau #Review / #Giveaway / #FF @KensingtonBooks

Saturday – Granny Bricks A Bandit (Fuchsia, Minnesota Series) by Julie Seedorf – #Spotlight / #Giveaway – Great Escapes Book Tour @julieseedorf

Plus – Love, Lies, and Azure Eyes by Janis Thornton – #Spotlight / #Giveaway – Great Escapes Book Tour @JanisThornton

Have fun this week and keep smiling!! 

Your Escape Into A Good Book Travel Agent

6 thoughts on “Sunday Salon / Sunday Post – Play Ball – Weekly Rewind – Mail Call

  1. I watch Days, too. They really did a nice tribute. Did you know that Frank Parker died two weeks before Peggy Mackay in real life? So sad.

    I’m glad you had a nice day yesterday. Hope this is a good week for you.

  2. My mom got me hooked on Days of Our Lives. It was her favorite soap. When I became a stay-at-home mom back in 1984, I left the tv on all day, and I quickly found myself hooked on the storylines of all the NBC soaps. I loved following all the drama of their lives. I’m glad to hear that the longtime actress was so honored by the writers and producers.

    Look at that softball player! What fun!

    Enjoy your week!

  3. My cousin was saying the same about Days of Our Lives. He’s a massive soap fan and that’s his favourite (he seems to like General Hospital a lot too but not quite as much) so he was pretty emotional over that one.

    Your granddaughter is adorable! Sounds like a really fun time!

    I hope you have a good week this week!

  4. We get so attached to our soaps, don’t we! I was a big fan of All My Children and General Hospital back in the day. Glad Days had such a nice tribute. Sounds like your granddaughter’s softball was a lot of fun to watch, too… love how they all get a chance to bat every inning.

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