I love March Madness, except for the fact that Mizzou didn’t make it this year. (We’ll get ’em next year!) So, look what someone else is doing–a Literary-Lovers’ March Madness. And LARA and I made it to the second round. LARGER-THAN-LIFE LARA contains just about everything I know about writing. And since everyone has been bullied and has bullied in some way, readers get the subtle anti-bullying theme. I don’t think I’ve asked anyone to vote for me since I ran for office at Missouri Girls State…and loss. Round 2 ends Thursday. Here’s the link if you’re up for it: http://readthearc.com/literary-lovers-madness-round2/
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I continued to delve into the treasures of the trunk. Besides the myriad of letters, I unearthed a note sent to Mom from Dad. I could have picked it out as his from a hundred notes. “Happy Birthday, darling, to the best wife I have.” Dry wit from a man who would remain happily married for over fifty years.
There were postcards and war rations and a few things I won’t post for fear of having the items misunderstood: a propaganda pamphlet in appalling English, with Goebbles; Nazi stationery neither of my parents could bring themselves to write on.
I recognized one postcard from Dad’s longtime buddy, Bob Balfour, who served with Admiral Halsey. The card was sent from the U.S.S. Missouri, postmarked Sept. 6, 1945, just after Japan surrendered. Aboard (besides Balfour), were high ranking admirals and generals from China, the Soviet Union, Great Britain, Australia, New Zealand, France, the Netherlands, and, of course, Japan. General of the Army, Douglas MacArthur, stood before an array of microphones and declared before the world the hope of mankind that a better world would arise out of the blood and carnage of the past–“… a world founded upon faith and understanding, a world dedicated to the dignity of man and the fulfillment of his most cherished wish for freedom, tolerance, and justice.”
I’m scared. After 25 years and 450 books, I’m having my first book launch party. The wonderful people at Wooster Book Company–they put on the Buckeye Book Fair each year–have offered to host a party on Feb. 13 at 2 pm, to celebrate the release of MY BOYFRIENDS’ DOGS. They’ll provide food and drink and everything. We want to involve local humane societies and animal rescues–I’d give them my share of the profits. I’ll bring Moxie and Munch, or a rescue could bring a couple of dogs up for adoption. It sounds like so much fun…but what if nobody comes?
I’ve already ordered some cool stuff for the party–“Doggie Bags,” gummy bones (edible), Rubber Doggies, a big stuffed Dalmatian as a door prize. Fun, right?
But what if I have a party…and nobody comes?