Guest Post

As promised, here is my guest Mary Manners. Her upcoming release Wisdom Tree is wonderful. Thanks to an advance copy, I’ve written a review on the Events Page.  You can also go there for a chance to win a copy.  

Laughter is a song for the soul and glue to a marriage.

My husband and I laugh often. We laugh at ourselves and at each other–over big things, small things, and everything in between. When the going gets tough…we laugh!

There was the time I attempted to get into the hammock my husband had slung a bit too high between two oak trees in our backyard. After several failed tries to hoist myself up and in beside him, I flipped us both into the dirt. So much for a relaxing nap beneath the cool shade of the tree’s leaf-laden branches. I quickly reminded him that’s why I stick to running–less danger of maiming a teammate. My husband countered by lowering the hammock and placing a step-stool beside it. That worked…until my foot went right through the mesh on the stool!

The hardest I’ve ever laughed was the time my husband and I went to Cracker Barrel for lunch. As we waited in line to pay our bill, he bent down to peruse a candy display. Suddenly…rriiippppp! There went his pants. I was OK until he turned his back to me and, glancing over his shoulder, asked, “Is it bad?” The baby-blue boxers peeking through a gaping hole in his khakis had me howling. Needless to say, he skipped the candy.

Of course, I’ve had more than my fair share of laughable moments. My husband says I’m the Three Stooges all rolled into one–constant supervision required. Most of the time, I have to agree!

What makes you laugh? What are some rip-roaring belly-laugh experiences you’ve had? I’d love for you to share!


Mary Manners is an award-winning author of inspirational romance who lives in the beautiful foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains of East Tennessee with her husband and daughter. She is a member of the Romance Writers of America and Smoky Mountain Romance Writers.

In her free time, she likes to garden, take long walks with her husband, and read romance novels in a hammock beneath century-old shade trees.

Here is Mary Manners web site address:  http://www.marymannersromance.com/


  1. Great post, Mary – a healthy dose of humor is the antidote to so many ills!! Lovely review for Wisdom Tree – and I’m not one bit surprised – it’s a fantastic story. 🙂 Blessings to you both, ladies!

    1. Thanks Marianne and I can’t wait until your post next week.

  2. What a fun post!

    1. I’m glad you enjoyed it.

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