Sunday, October 13, 2019

I’m Bernadette Butler, United States postal carrier. Mom to Grady Butler. Widow. *GIVEAWAY*




Have you ever been around one of those people who say there’s something coming or something about to happen? Or you’ve been thinking ‘bout her and she calls at that moment, that instant?
My best friend, Iris Peabody, she’s not one of those psychics or anything, but she does get those weird feelings ever once and a while. The first time we were in third grade. She swore to me how she’d seen a vision of Bobby Peters, the cutest boy in school, kissing me on the old rubber tire that was cemented into the ground on the playground. As soon as the teacher said it was time for recess, I darted out to that playground and perched myself right on top of that tire.
Until…
Bobby Peters himself ran by and pushed me right off, sending me to the ground and breaking my wrist. Boy, was Iris wrong.
Then there was another time when we were in high school and Iris told me she’d had one of them visions where Bobby Peters was going to ask me to prom. When I saw him walk over to our table in the cafeteria, my heart went pitter-pat.
Until…
He up and asked Iris. She went.
It wasn’t until years later, when I’d already gotten married to Richard Butler—making me Bernadette Butler, stay-at-home mom and ex-United States postal worker—and Iris was already divorced from Bobby Peters when she called me up at three p.m. one afternoon. I was getting ready to head on over to the high school football stadium to watch Grady. Oh no, he didn’t play football; he was the Sugar Creek Gap grizzly bear mascot that did get promoted to manager of the team the following year. Still, I went to every game Sugar Creek Gap High School played to watch my boy run up and down the sidelines in the ridiculous bear outfit, waving the high school flag in our very small town of Sugar Creek Gap, Kentucky.
Anyways, back to Iris. Well, she called me right before I was setting out for the game, asking all sorts of questions about Richard and whether I’d talked to him. Her exact words were, “I feel like something is wrong with Richard.”

To this day, I still get chills thinking about it.
Iris insisted I call him, but I knew Richard was away on business in our neighboring state of Tennessee, according to the online calendar we shared. There was no reason to bother him, especially when Iris’s little “feelings” had never come true yet.
I was cheering on the cute bear when I noticed the state Sheriff had showed up at the game. It was like a slow-motion scene when I recalled seeing them ask someone a question, and the person had pointed directly at me. The Sheriff officers’ eyes met mine, and my stomach dropped. Iris Peabody’s feeling about my beloved Richard had come true: he had been killed in a car wreck on his way to his meeting.
I’m Bernadette Butler, United States postal carrier. Mom to Grady Butler. Widow.







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Do you ever get one of those "feelings"? Or do you know someone who gets them??
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47 comments:

  1. I do get those feelings but just sometimes. I love starting a new series.
    debby236 at gmail dot com

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  2. I definitely knew someone who had such an experience - a deadly one. As a teenager, a group was discussing who they would like to marry and how many kids they would have. This one girl kept quiet. So much so that we finally said what about you? Her reply was I won't be getting married or having kids because I won't be here. Then she walked away leaving us all shaking our heads. Well, our senior year she was killed in a car accident. No, she wasn't driving but a passenger in a vehicle with 6 teenagers. She was the only one killed. Immediately I thought of her statement about "not being here". I will never forget the accident or her.

    Thank you for the wonderful opportunity to win a signed copy of " STAMPED OUT" once released.
    2clowns at arkansas dot net

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  3. I have had weird feelings like that before, but not often.
    kozo8989@hotmail.com

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  4. I don't know anybody like that but this sounds like a really good book. ckmbeg (at) gmail (dot) com

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  5. Sounds like a good story premise.
    libbydodd at comcast dot net

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  6. I have feelings like that every often. I have predicted and felt what would happen and was correct in the outcome. It happens and I tell my children and they are mystified as no one else has that ability. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

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  7. I am aware of and do have premonitions and feelings throughout my life. I cannot explain this to anyone but this happens frequently. It takes place any time and is what I felt strongly. elliotbencan(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  8. I get those feeling all the time. I am starting to listen more and more to them. We love Tonya Kappes books - our local cozy camper groups is mid read of the camping series...can't wait to give this new series a try! deniseincenter48 (at) yahoo (dot ) com

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  9. I have had those "feelings". acinom753(at) gmail (dot) com

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  10. Sounds like an amazing book. I have never had those feelings or known anyone who did.
    Jrcalhou (at) Yahoo (dot) com

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  11. Can't say I ever had, or knew anyone like that. Sounds like a GREAT book, Tonya! HUG! edith.patchan@live.com

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  12. I get them, but they have not become true, thank the Lord!

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  13. My mom did and I have a sister who also gets those feelings. She will call someone up to see how they are, how their family is. And next thing you know, something has happened. Sometimes good, sometimes not so good.☘️

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  14. I've had "feelings" about things, not really premonitions. This sounds like a great book! Thankyou for the opportunity. minishoes(at)msn(dot)com

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  15. I do get those "feelings" once in awhile. Not really premonitions, but just a feeling something weird is about to happen. Love Tonya's books and looking forward to getting to know The Front Porch Ladies.
    diannekc8(at)gmail(dot)com

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  16. i get them at times. my oldest sis does, too.
    sparkle40175(AT)hotmail(DOT)com

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  17. This sounds interesting
    sgiden at verizon(.)net

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  18. I have feelings about family and close friends.

    jtcgc at yahoo dot com

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  19. I have had feelings like that before, but only about family. Your book sounds interesting, can’t wait to read it.
    cecilialyoung at gmail dot com

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  20. This sounds like a fun read.
    Thanks for the opportunity.
    Sand1948 at Gmail dot com

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  21. I have had weird feelings but nothing that has really amounted to anything. lindaherold999(at)gmail.com

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  22. I do occasionally get feelings. Thanks for the chance
    judytucker1947@gmail.com

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  23. I get butterflies, but that's not quite the same thing.


    marypres(AT)gmail(DOT)com

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  24. My husband gets "feelings" which most often come true. We are used to it by now. This sounds like a great book. Thank you for this chance to win. 1cow0993(at)gmail(dot)com

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  25. I sometimes think about a certain song I want to hear on the radio and then it comes on! tWarner419@aol.com

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  26. I have those kinds of feelings with events that happen to my twin sister. I can sense when something is wrong or a happy occasion with her. She lives in another state.
    Sometimes when we text each other, she will say something that I was just thinking about. This has happened throughout our
    lives. eerie!
    jwisley(at)aol(dot)com

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  27. No I don't usually get feelings like that. This sounds like a fun new series. Looking forward to reading it! acate9(at)utk(dot)edu

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  28. Yes, I have those feelings. I know the exact moment when a family member dies, even if I am in a different state. I do have premonitions but I am not focused enough to know it in enough time to prevent the bad from happening or help with the good becoming better. Sigh.
    Tonya, I pre-ordered just before this post. I really don't have the funds but I do know it is important for pre-orders as that counts on release day. I want you to get #1 right off the bat with this new series. I know everyone is going to love it just like all of your other series! Thanks for the opportunity to win this giveaway.
    teddi1961(at)arcemont(dot)com

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  29. I get those feelings a lot. This book sounds great. Thanks for the chance to win!
    moonbay7399@gmail.com

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  30. Have never had those feelings and never knew anyone that did. THis sounds like a great book! quackers502000@yahoo.com

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  31. I get feelings occasionally
    judytucker1947@gmail.com

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  32. I occasionally get those weird vibes. Series sounds fun. Thanks for the chance!
    cgstratman(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  33. I have a friend who gets those feelings a lot and most of the time she's right. Thanks for the giveaway! Tari H, barbie17 (at) gmail (d0T) com

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  34. Sounds like a great book. Yes. I've had premonitions before and more often a sense of deja vu, like I've already lived this before or had this conversation before in a dream. Very unsettling when it happens.

    sa7mrt(at)aol(dot)com

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  35. I think all mothers have those feelings at times. It comes in handy sometimes. I would love to read this book - in fact I love all your books. They have a way of lightening up the day

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  36. I get those feelings every once in a while. Excited for the new series! Thanks for the chance to win...
    salvatoresmom71(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  37. I do get feelings like that occasionally but plenty of things happen that I had no clue about. Thank you for the opportunity to win a signed copy of the book!

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  38. I do get those "feelings". My husband of 30 years ALWAYS listens to them, too. There have been many occasions after I have had one of those feelings, that we have canceled plans only to find out later that there had been a horrible accident (or incident) that we could have been a part of had we gone ahead with our plans! Thanks for the chance to win this book! It sounds amazing. bentleyboy22(at)comcast(dot)net

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  39. Another great sounding character from Tonya. Can't wait to read it.

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  40. Yes, I've had those feelings at times. Unexplainably knowing the name of a total stranger when I was in another state as a teenager. Looking at houses to buy & getting cold/weak & telling the realtor I had to leave because the house felt like death. The realtor was surprised; yet, she did say someone had died in the house. A phone call I did not want to answer because it felt like there would be a death . . . and there was. And, other things. This series sounds like one I'd enjoy. betsypz(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  41. No, I have never had those feelings! I love your books, they are awesome. Thanks for the giveaway.

    marthalawson8 (at) gmail dot com

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  42. Occasionally, I do get those feelings! Too creepy for me!!!

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  43. I've had feelings but never about anything specific. It's just a feeling that something is going to happen. Nothing does.

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  44. I don't get those feelings. I think I'm glad I don't. Thanks for the giveaway.
    lkish77123 at gmail dot com

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  45. I have those feelings sometimes! I am so excited for this new series.

    brookeb811 at gmail dot com

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  46. Leslie:
    I do sometimes get a bad feeling pertaining to my grown children. Fortunately, I am always wrong.
    leslieannstevenson@yahoo.com

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  47. I've had a few times when I had bad vibes and then someone close to me passed away. I don't take those lightly.

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