Sunday, February 24, 2013


...because I have a Piggly Wiggly t-shirt!

It came in this Alabama-themed gift bag from Crestline Elementary:

And then the 5th grade gave me this:

...which totally made me teary. I will be sharing treasures from it here with you all week long! THANK YOU, TEACHERS AND STUDENTS!!!

And oh my goodness, the QUILTS! There was one wall covered with gorgeous art (will share!). Here's a teaser that also includes me sandwiched between two fabulous women: Lynn North (my "angel" for the day) and Lucy Hawkins, Organizer Extraordinaire!

And that's not all! Check out this adorable zoo-themed snack-filled gift box from Deb Stern at Hampton Cove Middle School:

Here's me with Deb and Lori Simmons, PTA President:

And now for the very best part: KIDS!

with students at Hampton Cove Middle School
More students from Hampton Cove!
with kids and other AMAZING authors at Crestline 
Big Snake Day with Crestline 4th graders

AND, last but certainly not least:

the sweetest, polite-est kids ever at Eura Brown Elementary!

If I said "thank you" with every breath for the rest of my life, it wouldn't be enough. Being an author has allowed me to meet some really amazing people.  What a blessing. THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU. More to come!


  1. Thanks for sharing! I love the t-shirt, but I love all the pictures of the kids, too. what fun!

  2. Irene ~ What wonderful pictures! I can tell you had great visits, and it's lovely to see all those eager young reader faces.
    Big hugs,

  3. Just wonderful to see-makes me happy to see what fun you had and then that all those people who wanted to meet you had. Terrific!


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