After the FAQ's (in Shirley's honor, I just couldn't resist that pun!), you will find the links to download ShirleyT's e-books.  These can be downloaded at no charge but PLEASE READ THE FAQ if you have any questions.  Unfortunately, there will be no technical support available to answer your questions and it grieves me to say that there probably will be no future issues.


How do I download an e-book?

These e-books are in Adobe's .pdf format.  If you click on the "Download" link, you .pdf reader should open automatically.  Be advised that by doing this you WILL NOT SAVE the e-book to your computer.  See the next topic if you want to save a copy.

How do I save an e-book to my computer?

RIGHT-Click the e-book link. Chose "Save Target As" and your browser will ask you where on your computer you want to save the e-book. Create a folder called "ebooks" (or something similar or whatever you want).  Whatever you name that folder is fine -- just remember the name and where it is on your computer. 

How long will it take to download an e-book?

Each e-book is fairly large - 2 to 5 MB in size. Broadband will be almost instantaneous, but dial up will take several minutes and requires patience!  There may be something on the lower left hand screen showing progress.

How do I open an e-book so I can see the contents?

To open the e-book, your computer must have Adobe Acrobat Reader, version 5 or higher.  Acrobat Reader is a free program that can be downloaded from the Adobe website but is already installed on most computers.  If you have Acrobat reader correctly installed, you need only to navigate to the location where you saved the book and click on it.

Can I change the size of the print on the screen?

Yes.  Change the size of your e-book on the screen through the View tab across the top or by typing in a different percentage.  

How do I print an e-book?

After opening the book, choose "file" from the menu and then "print".  Make sure your print properties are landscape.  You can print all pages, the current page or specified pages.

Can I print a single page?

Yes. Find the page you wish to print and look at the bar across the bottom for the page number.  Click "File", "Print".  At this point change the range you wish to print by putting in the page number and print.

Are zip files available?

After zipping, there was not a big file size difference so we chose not to offer zip files.

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FREE Index

(Use landscape properties when printing.)

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Volume 01:  Pages 1-20

Saying Squares, Leap of Faith, 3-D Frog, Jesus Tears, Beaded Icicles, FunKey Tags, Ants on a Log by the Bog, Encourage Mints, Nuggets of Wisdom, Forget Me Not, Seed Template, Bottled Hugs & Kisses, Boa Scarf, Teddy Bear Hugs, Rainbow Fudge, Magic Banana Trick, Enchanting Banana Pudding, Patriotic Lady Bug, Housework Survival Kit, Beer Can Chicken, Busy Day Basket, Busy Day Casserole and a Bunch of Little Sayings and Jokes!

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Volume 02:  Pages 21-40

Saying Squares, Daddy's Diapering Kit, The Gentlemen in My Life, The Cracked Pot, Chocolate Chuckles, Immortal Question, Simple Home Rules, Laughing Magnets, Birthday Balloon, Dirt Cake, Teacher Seeds, Phantom Cookies, Grease Monkey Hand Cleanser, Mile High Reuben, Frog Seeds, Cookie Smacks, Chicken Crack Ups, Wild Chicken Salad and a Bunch of Little Sayings and Jokes!

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Volume 03:  Pages 41-60

Saying Squares, Cookie Pops, Chocolate Bar Wrapper, Oatmeal Soap-on-a-Rope, 40 Isn't So Bad!, 40 Bits of Wisdom, Orange Slice Pumpkin, Pickled Worms, Memory Quilt, Thinking Bookmarks, Brainbuster, Big Belly Blues & Jokes, Beer Crust Pizza, Exercise Beans, Home Exercising Device, Smelly Bear, Great Balls of Ganache, Dressed Up Brownies and a Bunch of Little Sayings and Jokes!

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Volume 04:  Pages 61-80

Saying Squares, Laundry Prayer, Wedding Poem, Apache Love Prayer, Squash or Potato Casserole, Chocolate Stress Busters, Lap Robe Crocheted, Scrap Angels, True Love Test, Fishy Fish Baits, Yummy Mummy, Mummy Treat Bag, Mummy Kit, Christmas Candle, Little Prayer Reminder, Flavored Popcorn, Painted Pots, Beaded Bracelet, Necklace Snack, Blessed Tile, Heaven's Butterfly, Stuff - Gift Presentation, Responsibility Board, Teacher's Pointer, 100 Years From Now and Jokes! (Note this volume features all 16 wonderful poets who entered the poetry contest.)

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Volume 05:  Pages 81-100

Saying Squares, Tickler Pen, Pen Holder Vase, Confucius Fortunes, Fortune Cookies, Doorstop Jug, Tape Vases, Stinky Job Plunger, Potpourri Mice, Birdie Snacks, Strained Eyeballs, Humble Beginnings, Less Stress, Beaded Angel Icicle, Angel Tears, Party Potatoes, Cooking up a Good Marriage, Knock Knock, Rainbow Cookies, My Three Scents and a Bunch of Little Sayings and Jokes!

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Volume 06:  Pages 101-120

Saying Squares, Santa's Boots, Baby Bootie Favor, Double Handprint Turkey, Single Handprint Turkey, Blessings Breakfast, Octopus Delight, Gingie Ornie, Blessing Cookies, Irish Blessings and More, Thanksgiving Blessings Recipe & Poem, Drum Ornie, PVC Snowman, Apple Grins, The Real Truth About Housework, Bi-Gum Plane, Crunchy Spiders and Nests, Mommy Dot, and a Bunch of Little Sayings and Jokes!