Welcome to the Bay! This blog is a collection of ‘resort owner ramblings’ from Mockingbird Bay…


Hi.  I’m Loretta — owner of Mockingbird Bay Resort.   Our small family resort sits on the edge of beautiful Norfork Lake in northern Arkansas.  We have 8 cabins, a dock, and pontoon and fishing boats to rent.  Life on a resort can be a kick!  I’m blessed with the greatest family.  Frank, my DH (“dear husband”), is awesome.  He wears all the hats of the resort — finance manager, landscaper, boat mechanic, electrician, plumber, computer analyst, security department…the list is never-ending, and he performs each job with his whole heart.

I am a Christian — searching for meaning to my life through Jesus;

A not-so-recently retired medical transcriptionist after 20 years at the keyboard;

A quilt-maker — watercolor impressionist wallhangings are my favorite;

A wife, mother, sister, daughter, friend…

This is my blog.   Welcome to another Day at the Bay!




Loretta Zortman

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6 Responses to About

  1. Grandma Maureen says:

    Hey, hey, this is great! I love looking into your soul. Keep up the interesting stuff. Love. Mom

  2. lynn says:

    Hi Loretta
    Great reading. I wonder how you find the time to keep up with all of the hobbies you do and run 2 successful businesses and bring up 2 great kids as well, do you ever sleep?

  3. Jack Slusser says:

    Where the heck are the waves Loretta? How can I play beach blanket bingo with the rest of our surfing friends if there are no waves. No more wicked volleyball games, no more movie nights, what’s up with that? Love Ya, Jack & Judy Slusser

    • shredda77 says:

      Great memories I’ve had with you guys!! Those were fun times! We sure laughed a lot, didn’t we?!!
      Come to Arkansas, man! Ya, we don’t have waves unless we use the wakeboard boat, but waves CAN be made. Volleyball, not so much… Movies, yes! It’d be fun!

  4. Kristin Van Heuven says:

    Hi Loretta!!

    I don’t know if you remember me, but I first spoke to you about 7 years ago(?) through our mutual friend, Tracy Flores. You had transcribed for Dr. Powers, I believe, and I had worked for him for many, many years prior.

    Tracy emailed me the link to your blog and I read about your 9-11 story. I remember you telling me briefly about it on the phone. I have thought of you and your husband through the years, and how your life changed so much after that. Yes, the Lord truly works in mysterious ways and I am so glad you give him the glory!!

    Just wanted to drop a line and say hello. I hope everything is going well for you and yours – sounds like it. As for me, life continues to fly by. Our two girls are now 15 1/2 and nearly 13. We will be married 20 years next week. Life is good and we are blessed. Yes, I still am transcribing, which I probably will do until my 90s!! (ha ha, sure hope not!).

    Take care – great to hear about you. 🙂


    HI LAR . Its Sinned Ocromed , I hope you remember me? will always remember you and your family .im happy to see ur happy. drop me a e mail if u can.

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