Meet Reese McCoy, Loree (Mason) O'Neil and Ellie Braun-Haley.

Reese McCoy & Granddaughter, Becca
Read Reese's stories at Yarns and Recollections

Harold Reese McCoy and his wife, Kathy, are the parents of Brian and Autumn and the proud grandparents of Rebecca Smith, Brady Reese Fischer and Cameron Thomas McCoy. They all reside in Michigan.

Born to an avid Brooklyn Dodgers fan, Reese was named after famous Dodgers shortstop, Harold "Pee Wee" Reese. Retired from General Motors, Reese passes his time with woodworking, music, gardening, cooking, traveling and writing. in addition to spending lots of time with his family. An accomplished singer and musician, Reese jumps on stage at every opportunity (...nothin' shy about that boy..) and has been known to sing at such places as Dolly Wood. In fact, he comes from a family of singers and musicians. The fourth of seven siblings, Reese's two brothers and one sister are also very good at woodworking. Of course, each claims to be the best.

As with his brother, William, Reese's stories are based on real life. Be sure to check them out in Herald A New Day's Yarns and Recollections page.

Loree (Mason) O'Neil

I was born November 7, 1935, at home, on a dairy farm. I loved school, obtaining my diploma in eleven years, then devoted my time to marriage, and raising four sons.

Somewhere in the back of my mind was the dream of being a writer...move over Stienbeck! There was never enough time, though, so it was quite by accident in my late 60s, that I became a 'poet'...and that through a major mistake while learning the computer, when I ended up in the inbox of Cards For Fun in Alberta, Canada. That mistake launched my writing, when I sent them an old and dusty poem, I had written years ago. They asked me if I would let them put it on their site, and the rest is history.

A couple of years later, I launched my own web site, which has done very well, and now has well over 300 of my original poems on it. I have a book, and 4 songs under my belt now...and despite some tragic events in my life last year, I have resumed writing again. I have met many wonderful people and it is the support of those, that life does go on.

I have been privileged to have Kathleen use some of my poems on her wonderful web site. Life is indeed what we are willing to put into it...God bless those who continue to give me the boost I need, every now and then.

Ellie Braun-Haley
Author/Motivational Speaker

Ellie Braun-Haley is a family gal. She enjoys time with family and writes of her love for people of all ages. She has designed dance programs for a city wide program, taught dance for two colleges for a number of years and wrote for a newspaper. She taught Creative movement to young children and wrote two books of activities geared especially to the young. "It seems I keep going back to the writing," she laughs. She worked as a Health, Fitness and Lifestyles Director for a Y.M.C.A and resigned to do research for two books. This accomplished she returned to the work force and set out to work with individuals who have mental disabilities.

Ellie has stories published in a number of books to include some of the Chicken Soup For the Soul series, Conscious Women, TotheHeart, and others. Many of her stories can be found on her web site:

Ellie Braun-Haley offers workshops to adults in working with children in Creative Movement and Creative Dance. She provides talks on Miracles, the Power of Prayer and other heavenly intervention. More information on her talks and bookings can be found by contacting her at

Ellie says,"God blessed me with a number of talents and then filled me with a love of people so I would enjoy sharing with others! Who could ask for anything more?"

Me And Bobbie McGee
Sequencer Unknown to Me

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