Christmas has always been my favorite holiday for many reasons. You can’t see the Christmas tree in this photo, but take a peek at the big box behind me. Can you guess what that was? Hint: the big circle in the center was a screen.
Dippy Derby, 1960
Okay, so the derby hat is a bit dippy, but oh what fun we had in that go cart! Ciao! We’re off on another adventure. That’s me waving at you from the Cocomobile, and the crazy driver is my kid sister, Joy. She’s a much better driver than she was back then. Look at the car in the background.
The Fearsome Foursome, 1963
This is a photo of the four Coco children taken in 1963. My sister, Risa, is the sleeping baby; my kid sister, Joselle, has the pixie haircut; and my brother, Larry, has the curly hair. As for me…the hairdo and glasses were quite popular just before I became a Beatlemaniac. Okay, are you done laughing? I told you growing up was the toughest thing I’ve ever had to do!
Last summer included visits to New York, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Michigan, Indiana, Illinois, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Iowa, North Dakota, South Dakota, Wyoming, Missouri, and Kentucky. A grand time it was visiting friends, Toastmaster clubs, visiting historical sites and grand hysterical things! I wonder what this summer holds?
It was truly an honor to meet Toastmaster’s International President, Mohammed Murad. Thank you for attending our District 53 Fall Conference, for your dynamic keynote speech and educational session.
For those looking to hone or reignite their writing skills, I highly recommend sessions offered by the Highlights Foundation. The faculty is well qualified, presenting workshops that are educational and enjoyable for both the new and seasoned writer. The facilities are comfortable and the meals delicious. A favorite part of my stay was the tour of the Highlights offices, meeting the amazing staff, and a great big hello offered by Mr. Dinosaur Head. Hmm, I wonder how often the editors ask his opinion on a manuscript. What a great idea for a shredder!
We waited patiently as our beloved Ridgefield Library was under renovation. It was worth every moment! My three books are painted into the mural at the Author’s Corner.
The marble floors and carved wooden ceilings inside the New York Public Library are beautiful! However, the painted wall murals are equally astounding.
While in New York City for the SCBWI Conference, my husband and I visited the New York Public Library. The children’s literature exhibit was quite informative.
Thank you to all who made it a wonderful visit.