31 Mar 2nd Printing Party
I just had my 85th birthday and we had a great party! The party was not only for my birthday but also to celebrate the selling out of our first printing of my book. I never planned on living this long, but the Creator had his own ideas about that. My Poopsie died on July 21, 2004, and I was ready to follow him, just like we had always promised each other we would. We were married on November 16, 1953, so we just about made it to 51 years.
I know if I had died first, Rich would have died of a broken heart very quickly; even though I was thinking dying thoughts, the Creator reached down with a finger and deleted every one of them.
Linda N. was with me when he died. Holly Ann was holding his hand when he crossed the River of Hope. A half-hour after he died, I said to him, “Poopsie, what am I going to do without you?” His answer was immediate. He said, “Don’t worry, Mummy, I’ll be right here.” And he has been since.
I will write about those stories in more depth a little later, because they are full of hope, and so many people are afraid of death.
Back to the present.
This is my big thank you post:
Thank you to Justin French who believes in me and does his utmost to make everything good happen. He designed and edited my book, with front photo and the back cover by a couple of friends.
I believe we have sold around 750+ books so far. It is my hope to become the author with the most books sold on the Sunshine Coast. It’s not vanity, it’s pride and thankfulness to all my friends, family and my nuclear family.
Thanks to Marge C. for making sandwiches. Gayle for that humungous birthday cake, and to anyone else I have failed to mention. I was so tired towards the end that I’m sure I probably committed a few boners. Today I received a lovely fruit basket from my Band, and it was the first time it came with my married name on it. And last but not least, I want to thank Candace C. and her family for the wonderful jackets they gifted myself and Robert with. In honor of my being a storyteller, she placed her version of a storyteller on the back of the jackets. I am honored.
Our next venture is going to be at Coquitlam College on April 4, I believe. Wish me luck.