Links to Writing websites
For writers, please consider:
www.scbwi.org , the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators.
www.austinscbwi.com, the Austin, Texas chapter
www.deareditor.com, Deborah Halverson answers your questions
www.cynthialeitichsmith.blogspot.com, Take a look, you'll be amazed.
www.sgwl.net, the San Gabriel Writer's League in Georgetown, Texas
www.samanthaclark.wordpress.com, Samantha offers motivational tips for writers
www.acfw.com, American Christian Fiction Writers
For information about an equine therapy program for children, visit www.rockride.org.
www.kaitlynsfoundation.org and the Rocky Top Horse Therapy Center, Keller, Texas
Friendship Train of 1947 and Merci Train of 1948
www.thefriendshiptrain1947.org Dorothy Scheele has spent years collecting information about the Friendship Train of 1947. Please visit her website.
www.mercitrain.org France responded to the generosity of Americans by sending a Train of Gratitude to the United States loaded with gifts for each state. Please visit this website for information about where the individual cars are located.
For questions concerning the Friendship Train of 1947, visit the LBJ Presidential Library where Drew Pearson's papers are housed. You may also look at old newspapers of 1947 and 1948.
For viewing or questions about the Merci Train, research by individual state. France sent forty-nine gift-filled cars to the United States as an expression of gratitude for the food provided by the Friendship Train. France sent one car for each state and one for Washington, D.C. and the territory of Hawaii to share. The cars were given to the individual states. Some are beautifully displayed, while others have fallen into disrepair.