Another Saturday, another book signing.  This one began like the others.  Get there early; set up; wait for people…  It was a little after the start time, and there was one person there.  This is going to be awkward.  Then Tracey and her family show up.  Yay!  People!  I told mom I was going to go ahead and start.  She replied, “No, let’s wait a little bit.”

About a minute later, another person came in.  I could hear them asking where the signing was.  I look up and see a guy in a doo-rag and sun glasses.  Good, more people!  Wait a minute, I know that guy!

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“Well, hi!  How are you?! What are you DOING here?”  (Don’t beat around the bush, after all.)  It was my Uncle Don, my dear, sweet Uncle Don.  I like him.  I had just emailed him the day before saying it had been too long, and he needed to come down again.  It was my Uncle Don who made a special trip from Manhattan just to be there for my book signing.  He laughed.  I like to hear his laugh.

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He couldn’t stay long, but he was there.  And my sister and nephews and niece and brother-in-law were there (even though Tim hadn’t known he was going to a  library bwahahaha).  And my mom was there.  And Megan came later to be there for me.  What would life be without family and friends???

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Actually, once it got going, the book signing turned out to be one of the better ones…but even if it hadn’t, my peeps showed up.

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