Saturday, November 3, 2012

Broken Arrow's Episilon Sigma Alpha; Their 40th Anniversary!

          Last Saturday was the Broken Arrow Chapter of Epsilon Sigma Alpha's 40th Anniversary Craft Show.  This annual event has become the primary fund raiser for this group and is always a great success.  They have used one of the BA Middle Schools for some years now and consistently fill the halls and gym with crafters.
          Some of the crafters each year are new, but they have a steady stream of crafters who return each year.  Customers like this!  The weather was beautiful and shoppers came through in a steady stream all day.
          These gals are a wonder as always.  They are constantly on the move, usually running at warp speed throughout the building, checking on how things are going, replenishing supplies...and in general, running the show like clockwork.  It amazes me that they all seem to have boundless stores of energy...especially after spending the days prior to the Saturday with last minute chores and setup!
          This year I just had a small table to promote Timeus with a book signing.  For the first time I was able to be in the entry area where the "welcome" table is, rather than my usual corner that I've laid claim to.  It was great fun!  I was able to chat with people as they came in, see old friends, and sign quite a few books!
          The proceeds from this show contribute to many things in the area:  the Margaret Hudson Program, the Oklahoma School for the Blind, the Oklahoma School for the Deaf, Meals on Wheels, and their national benevolence, St. Jude's Children's Hospital.
          It's a pleasure and an honor for me to work with a group of women who are so dedicated to helping others.  Well done again, my friends!  Happy "Anniversary" to you all...and my best wishes for many successful years ahead of doing great things!

Friday, November 2, 2012

Timeus on the Road

          Last month I was invited to bring some Timeus books to the Disciples of Christ Regional Assembly at the Community Christian Church in Tulsa.  It was a delightful day!  In the morning assembly the music was provided by In His Spirit Church.  Their praise team consisted of many ages, even some very young ones.  (I was sitting close to a stained glass window so my picture is not very distinct.)

          There were smaller meetings and lunch, groups and a final business meeting.  In between times I was able to visit with folks and share Timeus.  Lots of books went home with them.

          Toward the end of the day two of the smaller girls on the praise team stopped by to look.  My friend Gina whispered to me that she wanted to make a gift of a copy to them and wanted me to sign it.  They were thrilled!

          Before we left, Gina came back chuckling...she had gone to the restroom and overheard the two little ones discussing the book.  The older girl was telling a bit about Timeus' story and the younger one was listening wide-eyed.

          "Then what happened?" said the younger one.  The older one with a great deal of big sister aplomb said, "Well, we have to go home and read it.  Then we'll know!!!"

          Made sense to me!!