Contrary to what the title may suggest, I only went to the author signing because I had to take my sisters there. Regardless of the reason and the fact that I myself didn’t get a book signed, I was still at the event for quite awhile and thought I would write about it, since it was my first time going to a signing. Going in, the only thing I expected was people would be in line to get their books signed, and I was partially correct. As soon as we walked in to the bookstore, though, we saw Maggie stand up on a table and begin talking, to make sure everyone could see her (She had a microphone so hearing wasn’t an issue). Continue reading
Back in October, there was an event hosted by the MWA (Midwest Workers’ Association). They help and work with people who are in tough situations and may not be as well off. One of the ways they do this is by throwing a Halloween party, for instance, meant for the children of those families in order to make sure they felt included with all that goes on during Halloween. The party was on the 25th and there was food, music, and games kids could play to win candy. One kid found out she was good at Bozo Buckets (or whatever the game is where you want to get the ball into the bucket) and cashed in big time. Everything was run by volunteers and donations and honestly they do not expect more than they should. In short, it was a great experience.
So as with all experiences, there is usually something you can learn. I felt that it really stressed the point of unity, in the sense that no one should feel excluded. Those in different situations or backgrounds may not even be there by choice. Once you get passed that, you can be friends with really anyone. I mean, at the end of the day, we’re all people right?
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