I had such fun in Dublin, Texas. I thought today I’d post a couple of additional photos. The parade we marched in was on St. Patrick Street, and the town was decorated festively for the holiday. On Friday, the Dublin Intermediate School students were allowed to dress up for the holiday and many of the costumes were quite colorful. At the festival it seemed every other lady had on shirts that said “Irish Girl” or some other phrase that caught the spirit of the holiday. After my first performance, I took a short break from signing books to watch the festival’s Highland Games. (See my Oct. 7, 2007 entry) Here’s a photo of some of the VERY strong men participating. They are surrounding a beauty who was given the title of the “Irish Goddess” of the festival:
The one bank of Dublin (it’s really not a big town) supplied the festival’s Leprechaun mascot. Since Leprechauns are said to be in the know about gold, I think it was a fitting symbol for a bank. As writers are always in need of money, I thought I’d have my photo taken with the Leprechaun for luck.
If you’d like to see and read more of the Dublin festival or see more of the town, go to: http://www.dublincitizen.com/
Book Signing News: Wednesday, I’ll be flying to California for a week of book signings, computer training, research, and writing. I hope to also meet with and develop some SCV contacts, schools, and libraries in that area. I’m still not sure of my final agenda, but I’ll make posts as often as I can. I haven’t been to California since I was sixteen. I hear it’s changed some. For at least two nights, I’ll be in Zane Grey’s home. As I’m working on a Western of my own, I’m sure that stay will be inspirational and informative.