Shirley Corder asked permission to quote from my blog. The answer is yes.
People may quote as much and as often as they like provided (1) they ask permission, and (2) they include my name, spelled correctly.
Twila inserts comment here: Cec's last name is Murphey, spelled with an E. Cec really has a problem with those non-E Murphys.
Too many stories and quotations flow across cyberspace without identifying the author. Somebody wrote those words and deserves the credit.
I appeal to all writers: Don’t forward anything unless you know who wrote it and you have permission.
AND don’t change any words. Would you want someone to do that to your writing?