Last month, I also drove down to Ogden and had dinner with three older sisters originally from Grouse Creek. Two of the three had an experience that I used as a springboard for my book Sun Tunnels and Secrets. After Dinner, we went to a book club. Most of these delightful women were of a certain age. Besides one or two I was the youngest there. Each and everyone of the women had read Sun Tunnels and loved it. I got to sign copies for them at the end. I got to hear the real story that started my mind churning from the women who had lived it. It was fun to hear the sisters quibble about the details and it reminded me of the fictional characters in my book. All of them wanted to read my other books. I received a beautiful hand-crocheted bookmark from the hostess. The women made me feel like the book was one of their favorites of all time.
Poaching Daisies. It's been so much fun to meet her, all grown up, talented, and beautiful. I had to admit to her that I only remembered one student's name from that difficult year and that was the name of a student who had given me trouble. I remember saying to him, "I'll never forget you," and I haven't. I guess the moral of that story is to be exceptional if you want a teacher to remember you. Either be exceptionally rowdy or exceptionally good. Funny though, that year I only remembered one disruptive student. After the one person signing, we went out for ice cream with our son's family.