My Fifteen Minutes of Fame – Twice
Recently, my grandson Nicholas invited me to be his “show and tell.” So I headed to McKinney, Texas, and spoke to Nicholas’ fourth grade class at Press Elementary. The children seemed enthralled with what I had to say, and I had just as much fun as they did.
The McKinney News did a really nice article with the photo above (credit Beth Shumate). The opening paragraphs of the article – A Special Kind of Show and Tell – are online.
This is the second time in recent months that I’ve had newspaper coverage for speaking to family (and others). In July, the Journal-Gazette Times-Courier in Coles County, Illinois did a feature story on my presentation to a reunion of the branch of the Mitchell family that settled in that area: Revolutionary War author Bowles speaks to descendants of early Coles County settlers.
I love to speak to children about history and writing, and I love to share the story of my ancestors with anyone who will listen, especially extended family members who are just as interested as I am. If you are looking for a speaker about early American history, genealogy, or writing family history, e-mail me. I promise I won’t expect newspaper coverage.