Michelle and Carol Dabney and Rod Ragsdale. We had a lot of fun the summer of 2017 playing music for senior centers and for children programs in central Arkansas. Here we are at the Hilary Clinton Children’s Library and Learning Center for story hour doing a Hawaiian program on July 18, 2017.
Michelle danced a lovely hula. She was born in the Hawaiian islands. She is a health coach in the Little Rock area.
Rod gave an indoor golfing demonstration and we sold his “The Adventures of Andrew on the Golf Course” book series.
We also did a Hawaiian program for the Kids Zone at Fitness 10 gym in Little Rock July 14, 2017. Telling the kids all about Hawaii.
We sang Hawaiian songs and danced the hula.
We also shared our Hawaiian program for the Whole Foods Kids Club September 1, 2017.
The kids enjoyed doing some hula with Michelle. I read the story of “Military Mommy” about my daughter in the army when she was stationed in Hawaii at Schofield Barracks. She is serving in Iraq now.
Rod and sang for a Hawaiian luau at The Manor Nursing Home in Little Rock, on my birthday in September and I was presented with a cake. We are regulars there and they have become like family to us the past two years.
Rod and I went into the recording studio and made a really awesome new audiobook for children. “Mia, the Mouse Used by God” with an original song “Where You Go” about a mouse who becomes a match -maker for Ruth and Boaz from the bible story out of the book of Ruth. We recorded at Blue Chair Recording Studio in Austin, Arkansas July 27, 2017.
We had a lot of fun singing this past summer. Hope you will check out all my books available on Amazon. Thank you for supporting local artists and authors.
Thanks for stopping in. -Carol Dabney
Its Tee Time. Rod Ragsdale and Carol Dabney will be sharing the fun adventures of story and music at the Jacksonville Public Library Wednesday July 12 beginning at 10:30am. Free event. Sharing “The Adventures of Andrew on the Golf Course” book one. Plus an inside golf demonstration which was presented last year and the kids lined to experience. It’s fun.
Singing songs with Miss Carol
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Author Rod Ragsdale and illustrator Carol Dabney. “The Adventures of Andrew on the Golf Course”
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Story book for children about golf. Rod has a passion that golf is for everyone in the family. Great outdoor sport.
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touring the libraries around Central Arkansas and telling kids all about golf, and nature out there on the golf course. Telling kids how it builds character. Fun books to inspire kids to learn this sport. Rod’s son Andrew is a golf Pro at DisneyWorld.
Come join us at the Library. Free event Wed July 12 Jacksonville Public library. Thank you to those who purchase our books and music online. Thanks for supporting local authors.
Oh yeah baby Book Four has golfing with Santa! Dont just dream about golf in the winter. Golf with Santa. Click link below for details
Rod and Carol Library events for Kids this summer. Grab your friends see you there!!!
July 12 Wednesday Jacksonville Public Library at 10:30am
July 18 Tuesday Clinton’s Children’s Library Little Rock 10am
Spring is here. We are sharing new music and a children’s book.
“Wisdom, the elephant used by God” and the song “I Will Follow”
Grand daughter Aliyah is helping at story time and singing along. Wisdom is about a brave little elephant with big faith to follow God. She and her parents travel from south Africa to north Africa. God protects them through many dangers and they find a man named Noah building an ark. This is a fun adventure animal parable to add to your home library or read in Sunday school class readings.
We recorded the song and audiobook at Blue Chair Recording Studio in Austin, Arkansas during Spring break 2017. Always fun creating new music. Thank you to our engineer Darian Stribling and musician Tim Crouch.
We sang at Scott, Arkansas. The annual dinner is to celebrate all that our Arkansas farmers do to feed America. Thank you Anne Turner. Always a great event.
We sang at a Hawaiian luau at Andover Opry.
We sang at Geyer Springs First Baptist Church Adult Fellowship March luncheon and received a standing ovation. Thank you Max
We recorded four new songs this year: “I Will Follow” and “Joshua” for the Animals Used by God series. “Leap of Faith” a lullaby that Rod and I composed together. and “Nothing Better Than You” a love song written by Rod Ragsdale, that everyone will love. We are in process and hopefully will finish by May. An exciting Spring has begun. Life is fun.
Happy Spring all.
Did you ever wonder what it would be like to play your favorite sport with Santa at the North Pole? Well Andrew got to do just that! See, Andrew loves golf. It just so happened that it was snowing pretty hard one Christmas Eve when suddenly who should appear? You guessed it. Andrew couldn’t believe his eyes, and that was only the beginning. https://www.amazon.com/Adventures-Andrew-Golf-Course-Book/dp/1537450476/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1481587830&sr=1-1&keywords=rod+ragsdale
The Adventures of Andrew on the Golf Course series is written by Rod Ragsdale and illustrated by Carol Dabney.
Rod on the golf course, just before making a snowman. Here is where the wheels began turning for his fourth book – Golfing with Santa.
The books starts with Andrew helping his dad shovel snow around the golf course country club. awe…work. Nothing like it to get a person day dreaming about what he or she would rather be doing.
I mean really what if..
Rod Ragsdale and Carol Dabney tour libraries and schools singing and sharing their stories. Children love putting the golf ball inside the library. Rod demonstrates and the kids love it!
next program open to the public. free family fun at the Clinton Children’s library on 10th street in Little Rock, Arkansas. Sing some Christmas carols and hear a few of Rod and Carol’s Christmas stories. Maybe golf a bit. You may even purchase an autographed book for your child. Monday December 19 beginning at 11am.
The weather is changing, the leaves are falling and it has that holiday feeling in the air. It just all happens so fast. In October Halloween was fun and our school has Miss Pickle Witch who serves pickles with stories in the library. I am reading my Happy Pumpkin Patch at various schools and selling my little books at fall festivals.
Pumpkins are everywhere and they are beautiful.
In November Mr. Rod comes to share stories for Veteran’s Day at our school and we also went to Whole Food Kid’s Club this year and a few others schools. He talks about his submarine while he served in the navy. We sing patriotic songs and wave flags. We love singing patriotic songs. We are blessed to be American.
That means that Thanksgiving is right around the corner. My Happy Pumpkin, Patch is still being read to welcome in this wonderful holiday. It is about how to plant pumpkins and take care of them, how to make a jack-o-lantern and make healthy treats.
The book is about having faith, and patience. It’s about a pilgrim named Jack, and how he protects his one pumpkin so when it has grown big he can share the many seeds with all his nieghbors so years to come all others will be able to have pumpkin pie on Thanksgiving Day.
How the pilgrims and Indians celebrated harvest time and Thanksgiving. This book for very young children is good for reading as a family before eating your Thanksgiving meal. It’s in poetic form the whole family will enjoy. I illustrated with very simple watercolor artwork. Get the book, bring it out and read it every year from Halloween to Thanksgiving. Thank you for your support.
Yes, I love reading my stories at schools, classrooms or assemblies. I read at festivals and libraries and churches and would love to come to your program. Let me know.
Be the pumpkin.
Happy Thanksgiving to all. Make a Jack-O-Lantern smile, share and eat the seeds and pumpkin pie, Be thankful and be a blessing. -Carol
America. The flag. Soldiers. We are thankful to all our service men and women who have served this great nation that is our home. We salute the military who are serving now at home and across the sea. This week Rod Ragsdale and myself are singing at several Veteran’s Day programs for schools. We were asked to do more programs, but unfortunately, did not have time for all.
God and country is our musical passion. We also sing at nursing homes and always thank the good folks of that generation for all they have done. Rod’s father was shot during the WWII and his brother was injured in the service of our country as well. Rod served in the navy on a submarine for 6 years, where he learned to play the guitar and harmonica during the quieter moments. My father was in the navy in WWII and was on an air craft carrier. My sister is retired recently, but was a nurse and served as a Lt Col. in the Air Force over in Iraq, Turkey and Germany. and my daughter is a captain in the army serving now.
This year I was honored to sing the national anthem for the annual Alzheimer’s Walk in Little Rock.
This week every year we get to share some things about veteran’s and our personal stories and we sing patriotic songs. Here are some pictures of some of our programs honoring American soldiers. Plus some photos of my books: a children’s book called “Military Mommy” and my father’s biography called, “Dance Me Home.” These books are available on amazon.com
Carol Dabney and Rod Ragsdale having fun playing games during story hour at the Children’s Library June 30, 2015
Singers/musicians Carol Dabney and Rod Ragsdale to sing at Arkansas Capital in Little Rock Dec 6 at 6pm
He might have forgotten yesterday, but he never forgot his days during WWII
Carol shared story of Military Mommy, her daughter who is now a captain in the US Army. The little boy on the cover is now eight years old and would be joining them at the library event. His mom was presently deployed.
Soldier music composed by Carol Dabney a tribute to the American Soldier
Story of Dance Me Home was featured in Senior Moments Magazine Junes issue 2014.
Author Singer gives patriotic presentation at Don Roberts Elementary about American Soldiers
Singer Song writer Carol Dabney sings patriotic tribute in Nov School assembly
Don Roberts School
my dad in Three Rivers Nursing Home while I was writing his biography. It was a fun project for us
Dance Me Home 2012 is a military love story biography written by Carol Dabney
Fall Festival is a time to Meet the authors Heather Sutherlin and Carol Dabney
Lt Melissa Dabney when she was just a cadet graduating from bootcamp in 2006. Her son, Noah came to help her celebrate and show her that he was walking.
For children to read: fun and poetic
For adults to read: a military love story. Inspiring.
God Bless America
Holiday books written by and Illustrated by Carol Dabney, Rod Ragsdale and Cindy Reyes. Two new stories this year: The Adventures of Andrew on the Golf Course Book four -Golfing with Santa and Santa’s North Pole Princess. Available on Amazon.
A child’s bedtime storybook, “Twas The Mouse Before Christmas” will be read in both English and Spanish by the three authors Saturday December 3, 2016 at the Arkansas State Capital annual Christmas Tree Lighting beginning at 6pm. Free event.