It was my big announcement. We received the Proof and are looking it over. I left a few goofs, maybe a couple hundred capitalizations mostly. Anyway I guess it is back to the drawing board. It will be another week to wait for another proof. BUT the book is beautiful, and well presented.
I will try to include a picture of the cover. I received a lot of congrats. All of them I am proud of. One of particular note from Joan in Lancaster. She said she had told Dan, Jack should write a book and here, Gosh Darn, you have done it. This is a wonderful couple. While we were in Lancaster on one of our trips through, they took us on the back roads tourist trip for the day. It was a wonderful trip even included a derby for kids batting. Of course they had a grand child involved, it was all great. Dan & Joan being Harley enthusiasts (yeah they still own one and ride) took us to the Harley Davidson Factory.
I thought of Dan when I was putting the NC State Capitol on the cover. (BTW that was Shirl’s idea) Dan has a cousin who was Lt. Gov. of NC, old Rufus D. The Doughtons are famous in NC, came into the state thru the mountains as pioneers. Robert D. was Dan’s uncle. He was a state Rep to Congress from 1910 to 1953. He was Chairman of ‘Ways & Means’. During that time he championed and helped design and layout the Blue Ridge Parkway. The Parkway along with the Shenandoah Drive is one of the most spectacular drives you can take, it is beautiful. To honor old Robert one of the parks was named Doughton Park. So when driving the Blue Ridge think of Doughton, it is there because of his vision.
Of course Dan forgot the Albemarle, NC area when Joan blinked those eyes and flittered her lashes and said, ‘Come on with me to Pennsylvania big boy,’ he just could not resist. Of course for those who know Dan know he is successful in his own right. He joined the Navy as a seaman recruit and climbed to the Officer’s corps. He doesn’t brag about it but he worked in the basement of the Whitehouse when Nixon lived there. I have to say he is one of the best bosses I ever had. Oh and he and Joan are excellent dancers, Sherry & I don’t dance, but that couple can cut a rug!!!! They are dedicated family folks.
I am outta here, thanks for reading the LOG
I am not a member of the NRA, but I agree with most if not all of their beliefs and passions.
The one I know is true is: If guns are outlawed only crooks will have guns.
*****If guns are responsible for deaths, then pencils are responsible for miss spelled words.
Guns only have two enemies; rust and politicians