I’m on my way to Warrensburg, Missouri to be one of the participating authors and artists in this, the 50th annual Children’s Literature Festival. Seeing thousands of kids excited to be coming to meet the people who create the books they like is a scene to remember.
The picture is from the year I had my gallbladder removed at the last minute and couldn’t attend. Some of my buds raised a glass to me to cheer me through my pity party. I’ve lost track of how many times I’ve gone to this event since 1978. I hold the record for most years but many others have also come for decades.