Sunday, April 28, 2013

I am getting prepared

For now I am thinking of things to do to improve the initial exposure to the local folk. So far my ideas are:

A drawing, the prize is a set of all my books. with two winners.  Candy Jar on the table (what kind? (just added Shirl brought me a sample of candies, said she had a couple large bowls))  I am printing book markers (suggestions for freebies?)

I received my booth location today, it is good I think the second at one main entrance.

This town has changed in the past several years.  From a manufacturing town, it has become a bed-room for the city of Charlotte. At one time my company was pretty well known in this town, now only few folks remember it. Most of the homes I built are owned by the 2nd or 3rd owner, the original buyers have traded up. But I do expect to run into some old customers.

I doubt if any of my HS classmates remember me, I dropped out in the 10th or 11th grade after only two years here.

Oh the sign?

sign 002

Above was my original sign.. below is what I saved.

sign 004

This is what I came up with, filling in the blanks.


I think maybe I need quote marks around “FINALLY LOVE”.  Our twin grandsons will be there selling their latest CD. I am thinking of gluing a CD in the lower right hand corner, what do you think.  Any suggestions on additions to the sign?

That is what is happening here in the little town of Belmont.

Nite Shipslog


Life is what you make of it.



These are just a few of one collectors ‘57 Chevys, they are beauties. It blows my mind to own this many of one year. My question is Why? and his answer is probably, “Because I can.” 

I would love to have one to drive around. I like to use what I own

(Don’t get me wrong, I think a guy should do what he can afford and what he can. As long as it doesn’t hurt his neighbor or fellow man!)



The sign is perfect as it is. Don't make it too busy or nobody will be able to read it at a glance.

Rose said...


The sign is perfect just like you!

Hugs to my favorite couple.

Jackie said...

Love the sign, Jack...
Added note: I have never downloaded anything to my Kindle...yet (only photos of my Grands.)
But,I have a Kindle gift card and am going to figure out how to put it onto my Kindle account(?) and then, I'll be getting your book via Kindle. Don't give up on me....I'm slooooow....but sure.

shirl72 said...

The sign looks good. Put a few
2 or 3 music notes under Josh & Steve CD. My suggestion.

Paula said...

It's all great and I wish you the best of luck.

Woody said...

Stick a CD in lower corner, can't hurt and draws attention there also, I think ya need quote "" marks around Finally Love !!
Hope things are going well with you 2, catch ya later
Gary & Anna Mae

Dar said...

Shirl's idea of music notes is cool and those quote marks would work., but I'd also do a sketch of a book by your titles IF you do the music notes...just sayin'
I think your sign is awesome and you are awesome and the sale will be awesome...let the worrying for the insecure of which YOU are NOT. Now, I'm going to read your books again and then pass them to Mama before she gets too busy outside with her chickens.

Anonymous said...

I think you might be right about the quotes around the book title and putting a CD on the sign...both sound good!

I'm a tiny bit familiar with Charlotte ex father-in-law's people were from there and I had occasion to go there at least once. That would have been in the '70s so I'm sure it's changed a lot. I remember it as a pretty area.

Anonymous said...

That is a wonderful idea & it looks great. ~Mary

Chatty Crone said...

I think I would set it off in quotes too - something to show it is a book or what it is. I am excited - the book hosting starts Thursday! sandie