One of the women who stopped at our garage sale talked books with Joan and I for quite a while, dropping author’s names and book titles like a well-to-do woman might with shoe and purse brand names. Recognizing a kindred book-lover, Joan and I became quite animated in our conversation, gesturing with our hands and speaking from the heart. Like me, Joan is an avid reader, and we know a book-lover when we meet one.
I hadn’t had time to pick it up until this morning, but during the garage sale a package was delivered, one that held this new book, Flashlight Memories, an anthology of essays and poems from Silver Boomer Books, recalling childhood reading memories. I have an essay featured in the book, and will be giving away a couple of copies on my blog when my extra copies arrive.
The other arrival in the mailbox was the May 20, 2011 issue of All You magazine. David and I are featured on page 106, in a feature about special songs. Our song has always been Neil Diamond’s “Forever in Blue Jeans.”