We had a book signing in St. Stephen at the New Covenant Baptist Church. What a thrill to drive up and see BOOK SIGNING SHERIE LABEDIS on the marquee instead of the topic of the day’s sermon. I’d sent flyers to a number of places in St. Stephen announcing the book signing. At the last minute I realized I should have sent a flyer to the IGA Grocery Store – too late.
After the signing Joe and I went to IGA for beer. While Joe checked out, I looked at the board where the flyer would have appeared. It was there! Joe went to the car to get the camera while I waited at the board. A black woman came up to me and reached to take the flyer down. She recognized me – she had put the flyer up. The flyer said I’d be at the church from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM. I’d forgotten that, so when no one else came to the church about noon, we left. This woman went to the church after noon, so she missed me – until we met at IGA. I signed Ham’s books in my car during a downpour.