The Beginning

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Cinderella_CastleWhen you’re a child, sometimes it can feel like a longed-for event will never actually arrive. Whether it’s Christmas or the first day of school or the last day of school or that huge trip to Disneyland you’ve been planning for months.  Will it ever, ever actually get here?

One of my fondest memories is being awoken by my Mother singing,

This is the day we’ve waited for!

Always a treat we have in store!


And I would wake up in an instant, full of bliss, knowing: The Day had finally arrived! With my Dad’s love of theater and music, there was broadway:

Light the candles!

Get the ice out!

Roll the rugs up!

It’s today!

And the excitement would be ratcheted up that much more.

Mame4So to the sleeping citizens of Reliance I lightly sing to you whether you know it or not, because today for me is a celebration: It’s my baby’s debut into the world. Not Adam, the other one: Hazel Twigg & the Hollyhock Hideaway.

Whether it’s to three people or 11, I’ll be introducing my book and some of my dolls this morning at 10:00 o’clock at the Rolfe Library.

To me it’s The Beginning and I am so excited that last night I had a hard time getting to sleep. Aren’t I silly? Why, yes I am!

Mame3Though it may not be anyone’s birthday

And it’s far from the first of the year

I know that this very minute has history in it

It’s here!


Wish me luck! Or, as they say on Broadway, “Break a leg!”


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6 Commentsto The Beginning

  1. Jane Agle says:

    Break a leg!

  2. Jennifer Trenary says:

    Best of luck to you today, my friend! I know you will be amazing! I’m sure I will hear the cheers and laughter from across the street. I wish I could be there to share your special moment!!

  3. Lois Shimon says:

    Enjoyed your presentation this morning. Will send your pic as soon as I have your email address, I can’t remember what it is.

  4. Dennis Agle says:

    I can hardly wait to hear how your debut went today! Give us a report when you can.