"AN OLD WOMAN WALKED UP AND TIED HER OLD MULE TO THE HITCHING POST. AS SHE STOOD THERE, BRUSHING SOME OF THE DUST FROM HER FACE AND CLOTHES, A YOUNG GUNSLINGER STEPPED OUT OF THE SALOON WITH A GUN IN ONE HAND AND A BOTTLE OF WHISKEY IN THE OTHER.

THE YOUNG GUNSLINGER LOOKED AT THE OLD WOMAN AND LAUGHED, "HEY OLD WOMAN, HAVE YOU EVER DANCED?" THE OLD WOMAN LOOKED UP AT THE GUNSLINGER AND SAID, "NO-- I NEVER DID DANCE--- NEVER REALLY WANTED TO."


A CROWD HAD GATHERED AS THE GUNSLINGER GRINNED AND SAID "WELL, YOU OLD BAG, YOU'RE GONNA DANCE NOW," AND STARTED SHOOTING AT THE OLD WOMAN'S FEET. THE OLD WOMAN PROSPECTOR -- NOT WANTING TO GET HER TOE BLOWN OFF --STARTED HOPPING AROUND. EVERYBODY LAUGHED. WHEN HIS LAST BULLET HAD BEEN FIRED, THE YOUNG GUNSLINGER, STILL LAUGHING, HOLSTERED HIS GUN AND TURNED AROUND TO GO BACK INTO THE SALOON.

THE OLD WOMAN TURNED TO HER PACK MULE, PULLED OUT A DOUBLE-BARRELED SHOTGUN, AND COCKED BOTH HAMMERS. THE LOUD CLICKS CARRIED CLEARLY THROUGH THE DESERT AIR, AND THE CROWD STOPPED LAUGHING IMMEDIATELY. THE YOUNG GUNSLINGER HEARD THE SOUNDS, TOO, AND HE TURNED AROUND VERY SLOWLY. THE SILENCE WAS ALMOST DEAFENING. THE CROWD WATCHED AS THE YOUNG GUNMAN STARED AT THE OLD WOMAN AND THE LARGE GAPING HOLES OF THOSE TWIN BARRELS.

THE BARRELS OF THE SHOTGUN NEVER WAVERED IN THE OLD WOMAN'S HANDS, AS SHE QUIETLY SAID, "SON, HAVE YOU EVER KISSED A MULE'S ASS?"

THE GUNSLINGER SWALLOWED HARD AND SAID, "NO M'AM--- BUT I'VE ALWAYS WANTED TO."


THERE ARE FIVE LESSONS HERE FOR ALL OF US:

1 - Never be arrogant.
2 - Don't waste ammunition.
3 - Whiskey makes you think you're smarter than you are.
4 - Always make sure you know who has the power.
5 - Don't mess with old people; they didn't get old by being stupid.


OKAY, MY FRIENDS. I'M TAKING THE WEEKEND OFF---FROM "SIMPLY, SALLY"---AS I TAKE CARE OF SOME "UNFINISHED BUSINESS." NOTHING EXCITING BUT SOME LEGAL PAPERWORK THAT MUST BE FINISHED.

JOIN ME--RIGHT HERE-- ON MONDAY, JANUARY 24, AFTER 6 PM. I PROMISE WE'LL "PICK UP" EXACTLY WHERE WE LEFT-OFF! I'LL MISS YOU!!!

STAY CLOSE,
SALLY

"THE BEAUTY QUEEN" IS LIKE NOTHING YOU'VE EVER READ. IF YOU DON'T HAVE MY BOOK-- BUY IT. THERE AREN'T MANY LEFT AND I HAVE NO PLANS TO ORDER MORE.


These words have become my guide.

Let's focus on living our lives in such a way--the melody of our life stories will end-- on the HIGHEST NOTE.

Please Stay Close,

Sally

IT DIDN"T HAPPEN OVER NIGHT....BUT...OVER TIME. TODAY, I KNOW WHO AND WHAT I AM.

YES, I HAVE A WEBSITE--SALLYMILLERTHEBEAUTYQUEEN.COM---WHERE I SHARE MY THOUGHTS, EXPERIENCES, AND IDEAS UNDER THE TITLE "SIMPLY, SALLY" BUT.... I'VE NEVER-ONCE DESCRIBED MY LIFE AS SIMPLE.

STAY CLOSE,
SALLY

HOW TO ORDER:

TO BUY MY BOOK, THE BEAUTY QUEEN, Click on the heading: MY BOOK. 

I personally autograph every book. If you wish to purchase my book with a check, mail shipping details and payment to: Sally Miller, 15 Castillo Lane, Hot Springs Village, Arkansas, 71909.

My Book is also an EBOOK and available in Amazon's Kindle Store.

THANKS,  EVERYONE!

Sally Miller

If you wish to contact me, please send a message to : sallymillerthebeautyqueen@gmail.com

 

SOON----

WHAT YOU'LL FIND IN MY "NEXT" BOOK:

BEFORE LONG---I WILL COMPLETE THE EDITING AND PRINTING OF MY BOOK CALLED:  ALL THE WALL.    THIS FIRST-EVER PICTURE BOOK WITH A "RUNNING" NARRATIVE---WILL DOCUMENT MY MONTHS-LONG JOURNEY OF THE ENTIRE LENGTH OF THE GREAT WALL OF CHINA. 

THE GREAT WALL WAS MY OBSESSION FROM THE AGE OF NINE YEARS---WHEN I SAW A PHOTO OF CHINA'S GREAT WALL---IN MY FOURTH GRADE GEOGRAPHY BOOK.  FORTY YEARS LATER-- CHINA GRANTED ME PERMISSION TO TRAVEL THE LENGTH OF THE GREAT WALL AND UNEARTH ITS MANY SECRETS. 

I  WAS FIFTY YEARS OLD WHEN I OFFICIALLY BEGAN MY GREAT WALL JOURNEY BUT INSIDE----I WAS THE NINE YEAR OLD GIRL WHO'D PATIENTLY-WAITED MORE THAN FORTY YEARS TO MEET HER LONGTIME FRIEND---THE GREAT WALL OF CHINA.

FROM TIME TO TIME, I'LL BE SHARING MY ONE-OF-A-KIND GREAT WALL PHOTOS AND REVEALING A FEW OF ITS SECRETS ON "SIMPLY, SALLY"...LOCATED AT THE TOP OF THIS PAGE.

YES--AS SOON AS POSSIBLE---I'LL BE TAKING YOU TO THE GREAT WALL OF CHINA WITH MY SECOND BOOK.  

STAY CLOSE.

SALLY

MY REALITY.

 

In my life, there are no guarantees. Life keeps changing and before long.... it's time to pack-up my memories----and start a new life--all-over-again.

The little-girl-in-me keeps hoping our endless rides on life's Merry-Go-Round are over but, apparently, my Mother "gifted" me with a lifetime ticket.

Evil never dies.

THE DAY I LOST EVERYONE, I LONGED FOR DEATH. INSTEAD---I WAS BLESSED WITH A NEW LIFE.

I WAS UNABLE TO IGNORE THE WORDS THAT WERE WHISPERED IN MY EAR---WORDS THAT SAID: "YOU AREN'T FINISHED. GOD HAS MUCH-MORE FOR YOU TO DO."