"Would you talk with the children about your books?" the director asked me last month.
Issue. None of my books are the least bit related to any mention of Daniel Boone.
"Sure, I'll do it."
And I did. Full costume and all. Log cabin and all.
I just happened to have multiple copies of my Back on Earth book about Apollo Eleven. Before I passed them out to the children we compared Daniel Boone and Neil Armstrong, their character traits. Ding, ding, ding. And it worked!
After one presentation, a parent chaperone came up to me and told he knew the man who opened the hatch when the capsule landed in the ocean, the first to greet the astronauts from their historic voyage. Because of restrictions and legal Naval agreements, this man could only say he was there and could give no details...ever. Would I ever love to sit at his feet and hear the real story! Imagine the courage to be the one who performed that small, but vital task.
Here's to explorers of the past who made our country what it is today. And to the children I met last week who one day might be the explorers who land on Mars!
Catch of the day,