Emma Feix Alberts is always good for a wacky story. This week we heard from her new and in the developing stage true story about her trip in l977 driving across America with her eighteen year-old son to Los Angeles. Her son’s goal was to find a job or join the navy. He didn’t sign up for Emma’s brainstorms, like stopping along the way to visit Elvis’s home. Her son and the “rock-n-roll Elvis,” Emma knew were like water and oil. It didn’t help when their relatively new l975 Fiat broke down with regularity.
Linda Wright brought us back to reality with her somber poem about Gettysburg, written from the Southern perspective, and her poem explaining her revelation that the man she had admired for so many years and didn’t know it until later in life was Ohio’s, Walt Whitman. Dobbie, our retired grandfatherly type fellow, proved he had as much stamina as the young Lemon Bay poetry students by standing and reciting his poems from memory. We enjoyed his catchy poem, “Orlando.”
Newcomer to the group, Linda Bond from Canada, poked fun at herself with her true short story about one of her senior and embarrassing moments. We can all relate. Linda Schell is mid-point in reading from her third book in the Gracie Series entitled, “The Plot Thickens,” a fantasy adventure chapter book that takes place in l958 St. Petersburg, Russia. Linda has been invited by Copperfish Books to give a presentation for her latest book, “A Key West Story.”