Saturday, July 20, 2019
…That chance meeting..One never knows
Mid 50s Cars:
'55 Chev Bel Air
Chance incidents: Anthony Quinn in Key West.
B.J Thomas at a county fair in NY...
BIL Jim met Andy Griffith in an airport...
Son Jack was in boot camp the same time as Jay North...
AND I met Landon and his dog at the Circle M RV Park...
My oldest brother Odis, was known for saying, ‘One never knows, does one?’ On one of our walks here at the Circle M RV Park, I spotted a beautiful black ‘Cocker Spaniel’ with a boy nearby, I smiled and spoke to the boy, “Love your dog!”
His quick response was, “Wanna pet her?” (You gotta love a kid like that!)
My first reaction was, not now. But I thought a second, looking down at the dog, my thoughts went back 70 years to Ace. It is amazing how fast the mind processes an incident. My love for Ace, my search for a cover picture, and the love of sharing your dog, ‘Wanna pet her?’ I then responded to him, “Yes, of course, I would love to.”
After seeing his attachment to the dog and those Cocker eyes I was hooked. I offered my hand for the dog to smell then petted her. I asked if his dad was around. YES. The kids name is Landon. Dog’s name Zoee(?) (My hearing isn't sure.). So we made an arrangement for a $ gift to Landon and I could take a picture for the cover of my latest book (whenever it is finished). The $ amount (offer) was strictly my idea, not Landon's or his family. I thought it only fair to pay for the picture since I offered $100 on FB for an artist’s depiction of ‘Ace ‘n Me’. It happens that, like me, Landon is the 'youngest' of a large very friendly family . Not a runt in the bunch, all keepers. Beautiful ladies and handsome men. I know Ray and Kristin are proud.
The cover has been bugging me, maybe enough that I cannot concentrate on the ending. I am sure I need only one or two chapters in the short book. I even toyed with the idea of renting someone's dog and using Jude, our great grand, but his age wasn’t close. Maybe now, after meeting Landon, I can finish.
PS: Landon's mother, took much better pictures than I. She was smart enough to eliminate the background stuff. LOL But even without a more professional shot, I am happy with Landon and Zoe. I think they will make the cover I had in mind. Zoe is a girl, she said she could identify as a boy for the book. I'm good with that! LOL