Canada Day Parade!
The fun part about being in a parade is that you get to see the spectators. The only drawback is that you miss the parade. But this year was definitely worth missing the other entries because Marsha and I participated with “Grandpa’s Book Buddies,” our ten grandchildren!
Our float (promoting The Anniversary Waltz) may have been small in comparison to the professional commercial ones, but it was big in the excitement it generated in our family. We worked for hours to decorate it. But nothing prepared me for the thrill of driving the parade route with our ten grandchildren aboard and laughing as they picked up candy by the handful and shouted to the crowd, “If you want some candy, make some noise!” Surprisingly, it was the adults who cheered the loudest!
After the parade, I held a book signing, and it turned out to be my most successful one to date. I was deeply touched by the show of hometown support.
7/28/2012 04:15:32 am
In my lifetime I might have read 3 novels. They are predictable and a waste of time. My 3rd novel was the Anniversary Waltz. What a treat. As the reader I was able to recall with fondness my own courtship. I listened in my mind and heard the very music Adam and Elizabeth danced to. Finally a novel that wasn't so wordy that the reader couldn't think for themselves. Finally a novel where the reader was treated with the respect of a person with a brain. Did everyone love Hector like I did?, he never lost his character and all of a sudden become lovey. He loved his family, his wife, his farm, his work and Maude knew it. That really was all that mattered.
Carol J Cunningham
2/3/2016 06:36:47 am
I sure enjoyed your blog Darrel and of course all your books, except I don't have your latest one so I would like you to send me one and I will send you money ,,, check, cash or you could sign me up for the free one, I couldn't see how to do that,,,, anyway, good for you,,, and those grandkids, wow, they are darling,,, also, just so you know, I have now finished writing my book and I have some help from a friend that has published a 3 books also, and if that doesn't pan out ,,, I will call you and get the help you offered me awhile back,,, thanks again for the great books I've read so far looking forward to all the future ones and also so happy to be your cousin too ,,,, sure love you,,,carol
7/25/2022 06:52:18 pm
Good reading yoour post
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