Wednesday, April 30, 2014

"The Book was a Huge Hit"

The title of this blog came from the text that Carolyn Garofalo sent after her family's mother/daughter quarterly birthday lunch bunch gathering.  She even added this photo.  Carolyn and her family have a wonderful tradition of meeting quarterly to celebrate birthdays and I imagine simply to take time out of their busy schedules to enjoy each other's company.  After listening to my speech given at the St. Michael's Book Fair, Carolyn decided to purchase a book for each attendee as a "favor".  I signed the books and inscribed each one by name.  Thanks, Carolyn, for making "Last to Leave Home" part of your special occasion.   

From left to right:  Carolyn Garofalo, Sharyn Sporar, Liz Angulo, Carrie Feighl, Cindi Pappas, Kathy Chaffin, and Tessie Pappas

MY Afternoon Delight

When my dear friend, Cheli Henderson, asked me to speak at the May book fair I accepted happily with the expectation that the crowd would be quite small, but friendly...since I had worked part time at the school for the last six years.  What I did NOT expect was to have the seats filled almost to capacity and ladies who were a captivating audience.  I had so much fun sharing WHY each one should write.  Plus I sold almost two boxes of books---I am now left with only 154 books and I'll be SOLD OUT.  This sign greeted me which immediately calmed any stage fright that I might have had in preparation to speak.  Thank you Cheli and St. Michael's moms for making my afternoon such a delight---it was like coming home with lots of hugs and smiles.  God bless you all!