For years I was a story teller to children. It was my passion. I built robots, puppets, drew chalk stories, made kites, used magic tricks and anything I could to teach and entertain kids. After losing my hearing it became impossible to interact with children so I decided to try my had at writing. I published my first book, ‘Sticky’, a novel of mystery and adventure. But down inside I wanted a children’s book.
I started following Paula on AOL journals and every once in awhile she would publish a childlike, silly catchy poem, such as a “Frog in Tennis Shoes”. Then in one entry she told of a large land turtle in her back yard that she fed and conversed with, she called it Toby.
The idea was born, a book called “Toby’s Tales”. I floated the idea by Paula and asked if I could use some of her poems. She graciously agreed and sent me seven great poems:
The Texas Trio
Ode to Shellie Marie
Bunny Woman’s Work
Carrie Went to the Dentist and
Dilly Ducks Birthday.
Meeting Paula was such a joy. She and I have corresponded almost daily thru the blogs for years, but have never met. She is just as gracious in person as she is on her Blog, Pauline’s country tales http://pl78064.blogspot.com/
Over the years we have learned that Pauline was married first to Mel. From her description they were a lot like Sherry & I. But Mel passed on and Pauline continued to live, and write. She is a natural poet, as the folks who have followed her blog know.
She now has John, and has had a chance to meet and talk to more animals, since they have a ranch. As we all know, no animal can approach her without being fed. LOL.
So, this has been a Stellar day for us. One more addition to the folks from the Blogs we have met. I declare that you guys blogging must be the cream of the crop. Every person we have met has been a special treat and as my mama would say, “A new wrinkle in our horns”.
Thanks for stopping by the Shipslog.
(Above a couple more water falls on San Antonio’s river walk)
Tomorrow I hope to finish our tour with more on the Alamo.(The boys have the VHS on of the Alamo, as I type this)
I feel like another blogger, the driver won’t slow down for a good shot. But I did catch this much of the hot rod on the service road. If Richard Petty had slowed down I would have got a good shot. LOL