Saturday, July 14, 2018

July 13th on July 14th ...

Hello all !!!  Much has been happening lately !!!  The biggest happening is the publishing of my new book: "All I Ever Wanted To Be ...".  It is my story of my personal struggles with my health related issues over the years ... along with the triumphs that have also been a HUGE part of my blessed life !!!

Usually on Friday the 13th, one hears of bad luck happening !!  Well, I had an incident yesterday thqt wqs completely at the other end of the spectrum !!! I had just finished a ride of 24+ mile3ws nd had returnee to my car at Vic Thomas parking lot next to Black Dog Salvage.

As I pulled up behind my car, I was sitting there debating how to dismount and load it up.  Of course I know how to do both ... having done so many times.   But I was both hot and tired after this ride which had included some good climbing this day.  As I lifted my body up to the rear bumper of my Subaru, A couple pulled into the spot across the lot from my vehicle.  As they exited their car, they asked if they could "Give me a hand"?   I probably looked that pathetic!  just as their question came from their mouth, I broke in to hysterical laughter and said sure.

They came across the parking lot and gave me a hand loading the trike into the car.  A conversation began and I asked where they were from.  Iowa was their response.  And I advised I had ridden in 3 RAGBRAI bike tours over the years.  They were familiar with that ride and said it was about to begin as it is held the last full week of July.  I also aked if they knew anyone who had Multiple Sclerosis.  One of them indicated they had several relatives that had lived 2ith it.  And NOW@ for the MOST embarrassing part of this story ... His name is Vic and, for the life of me, in an M.S. moment, I cannot remember her bane at this time.

I then asked if they were readers and she indicated that she was so I asked her to look at my book which was recently released.  I shared a couple stories and why I was selling them.  She went and grabbed her purse and purchased one on the spot.  She even handed me a $20 and said keep the change which I told her ALL cash collected over $12.50 went to the MSAV.

So, just from a happenstance meeting ... A person that was already being helpful went even deeper to make a difference.  All I can ask at this point is, should she read this BLOG .. PLEASE email me your name so I don't beat myself too badly trying to recall it !!!

And I will keep you posted if I do get her name and I hope you will follow along and help me out as well by buying a copy of "All I Ever Wanted To Be ... "   And as I am sure you will soon hear, if you don't know already ...  Books may be purchased through me here, at Cardinal Bicycle, Virginia Prosthetic on Williamson Road and on August 11th, there will be a book signing at Cardinal Bicycle from 10 - 2.  I hope to see some of you there !!![[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[

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