Some of you may remember when I got to meet Susan at Between Naps on the Porch and behaved like a goofball tourist at her house, gawking at her beautiful porch swing and her funny French pig, Jean-Claude! Well, this was no better! But at this point, I was too excited to care! And not only that, but I got to meet Rose at A Santamakers Journey as well!! Here we are...Rose, Susan, Michael Lee and me (left to right)! If you had told me 6 months ago that I would be sitting in the same room as Michael Lee and between the ladies who created my two favorite porches on Rate My Space, I would never have believed you!
Michael Lee is such a kind and generous person. She made all of us feel welcome and answered everyone's questions at length. I must say that I have never in my life met anyone who is more enthusiastic about her craft than Michael Lee. She loves her characters and they are very real to her. She definitely has a way of creating those eccentric personalities that the South is famous for. And not only has she published five novels, she has also written a cookbook, Consuming Passions. I scooped that one up for Foodie Friday! If you saw my last post, you know I need help! Here she is talking on the phone to her son, Young Bandwidth, and checking on her beloved dog, Mister.
Dear Michael Lee was kind enough to bring door prizes and I am excited to say that I was the recipient of one of them...this cute "chocolate" bunny! Doesn't she look real?? Just look at her little apron with "icing" trim and her basket filled with faux jelly beans!! Isn't she the cutest thing? I will treasure her always as a reminder of a wonderful day filled with laughter and fellowship! Thanks so much, Michael Lee, for everything!!
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