I’ve got my flag flying proudly. Do you? I was looking at houses as I walked Maggie this morning and noticed mine was the only one sporting the red white and blue. I so appreciate all the men and women, past and present, who served in the military. Flying the flag is my way to honor them. And, now that I’m thinking of it, I’d like to thank all the spouses and children who sacrifice precious time with their loved one so that he/she may serve. I was one of those. In the 1960’s we were called “sit and waits.” I can attest to the waiting part, but there wasn’t much sitting—too many farm chores to do, coal fires to tend, and diapers to wash.
Last weekend, I had my first signing for Skip Rock Shallows at Lifeway Christian Book Store here inLexington. The Lifeway staff was smart to place a big platter of chocolate-chip cookies on my table to attract people. We sold out in the first hour! (The book—not the cookies.) That’s always gratifying for an author.
My friend, Boneva, made a beautiful silk floral arrangement for me and brought it to the signing. It added a lovely touch to the table. It’s always so good to see old friends at my events and always fun to make new ones.
Make sure to thank our veterans this weekend. If you don’t have a flag, get one. It’s a great way to say, “Thank You.”