Visit my Photo Gallery!

As part of my new website design, I’ve updated my photo gallery. Here’s one of my favorite pictures. You can see why I used to be able to dress up as Yoko Ono for Halloween, can’t you?

I got a super big kick out of all the comments for Story Weekend this time, which is why I let it run a few days extra. Who would have guessed stuffed animals could elicit so many touching memories?

Remember there’s a contest going on. All of you who comment on the blog—on any post—before December 23rd at ten pm EST will be in the running for a $100 gift certificate at the bookstore of your choice. Good luck!


  1. Debbie Irons on December 8, 2011 at 7:55 am

    I love the hair Diane. I see a guitar in the background. Do you play guitar as well?

    It is always fun to go back and look at the pictures from younger years. My father recently completed a huge project of scanning all of our pictures from childhood and he put them on CDs and provided one to me, my sister and my brother. I have spent hours going through those and it is incredible as they really bring back memories I had totally forgotten. It is also fun to look back and remember what life was like before all of the technological advances (no cell phones, no computers, no color televisions, etc.). Boy am I dating myself, but that is okay.

    • Diane Chamberlain on December 8, 2011 at 10:13 am

      I used to play the guitar…badly…Debbie, but RA makes it hard to form the chords. that’s my excuse anyway!

      • Debbie on December 19, 2011 at 6:53 am

        I didn’t know you had RA Diane. My late Granny had that also and she suffered a lot with it. She did however live until 99. She was my most favorite person in the entire world. She worked hard all her life in a factory in Indiana. We used to visit her every summer as kids and we always had fun with her. She was the most down to earth, genuine and loving person in the world. I live in the D.C. area and didn’t get up to see her as much as I would like to have as an adult. I really regret that. When I went to Indiana after she died, as sad as it was, I was very happy to hear that her church community visited her everyday and she was never alone. That really made my heart feel better. But if I could have one wish, it would be to see her one more time.

        • Diane Chamberlain on December 19, 2011 at 10:44 am

          Debbie, I think we had the same grandmother! Mine also had RA or something very similar and lived to be 95. We were lucky to have such inspirational women in our lives!

  2. Debbie Irons on December 8, 2011 at 8:02 am


    Thanks so much for sharing your photos. I really enjoyed them. That is very kind of you to take the time to share those. What breed is your dog? Is it an Aussie? I have a black lab named Sadie. I am in Florida for a week and I miss her dearly. I also have an 18 month old grandson who I miss and love dearly.

    Thank you again for sharing.


    • Diane Chamberlain on December 8, 2011 at 10:39 am

      they are oversized shelties, Debbie.

  3. Margo on December 8, 2011 at 8:09 am

    You are absolutely adorable Diane! Yes, I can definitely see why you were Yoko Ono at Halloween!!!! Except for the fact that my hair was and is longer, I used to wear my hair exactly like you and hung out in my bell bottom jeans…a true ‘flower child’ of the times. Love It!! (-0:

    • Diane Chamberlain on December 8, 2011 at 10:40 am

      I can picture you, Margo.

  4. Ann on December 8, 2011 at 10:27 am

    I love the pictures. They are priceless. We had our annual Thanksgiving family reunion at Emerald Isle and I took over 400 pictures in 7 days!! Some of them are good and some not so good but they are fun to look at and compare from years past.
    Thanks for sharing .

    • Diane Chamberlain on December 8, 2011 at 10:40 am

      Let’s hear it for digital cameras!

  5. JoAnne McCrone-Ephraim on December 9, 2011 at 1:31 pm

    Totally a fab photo, Yoko:) Those were they days my friend; indeed, we thought they’d never end!

  6. Cindy on December 11, 2011 at 7:04 pm

    Diane, of all the pics I have seen of you, what stands out the most….Your Beautiful smile…So through the years…playing outdoors with your dad, chasing the Fed EX truck,or being a hippie …your smile never changes. Thanks for sharing..not many folks are so willing to share photos through the

  7. Diane Chamberlain on December 11, 2011 at 7:22 pm

    thanks, cindy, and yes…I’m not very shy about sharing the years.

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