I am finally back in my recliner, recovering from the long, hot, but great, day at Moreland. We arrived a little after 8 a.m. in order to secure a spot close by, then went in to finish set-up (and, yes, I had to turn my table around). The picture of me is before the doors even opened and, by then, I’d already gotten rid of the head band with the black flower (one of my nods to the 1940’s).
There were lots of people and everyone seemed happy to be out and about. Of course, many were waiting for them to start serving the BBQ, which is famous. I saw some old friends and made some new ones, sold books to repeat customers and some new customers, gave out bookmarks and goodies for the kids–which was a huge success. Several asked for my contact information so they can arrange for me to talk to their book clubs. By the end of the day, I even donated a signed set of my books to the Coweta Public Library. All in all, it was a great day for Shanon Grey.
The other pictures are from when I grabbed my camera and ran around to get shots of others at the event. A whole hall was dedicated to the VFW, American Legion, and Marine Corps League. Across from them were tables full of military history. A band, playing 40’s music was at the end. Since they were on break, I didn’t get a picture of them. It’s a huge event hall, filled with many vendors from jewelry, to paintings, to food, as well as other authors.
Everything wound down a little after 2 p.m. when we broke down the displays and repacked the SUV. Andy has gone to get Olive Garden so neither of us need to fix anything and I plan to sit and vegetate for the next two days.
Happy 4th to all!!!