Thursday, August 6, 2009

And Beyond . . .

First there was the letter inviting me to check out the advantages of a motorized scooter to enhance my mobility . . . then I visited my ninety-something year-old friend in the nursing home . . .

Then there was the post from Sylvia Dickey Smith in an online list. She wrote: I have been hired to write an e-newspaper column on the topic OLDER WOMEN MAKE BETTER WRITERS.

If you are an "older-middle age and beyond" aged published woman who would like to have your book spotlighted on this program, please email me off list.

And beyond . . . Well, I can't turn my back on the fact that in order to call myself middle-aged, I would have to count on living to 132 . . . and of course an author can use all the publicity she can get.

So I emailed Sylvia and in the blink of an eye, my book and I were in the spotlight here.

And then, in keeping with the geriatric theme, John sent me this pretty amazing video of The World's Oldest Showgirl.

Dang. I wish I could dance like that.

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4 comments:

Carol @ TheWritersPorch said...

Love the pics! The the cloud one is awesome! The article was great Vicki and on the money!
That video..OMG ! Lord I never had legs like that at 16!

Kaye Barley said...

LOVED Sylvia's article!!!! And loved seeing you spotlighted there!!

Merisi said...

Clicked the wrong button and all my deep thoughts went into cyberspace! Thank heavens? ;-)

One thought, tongue in cheek:
Have you considered to tell the scooter people that you are currently scouting the market for a Vespa? ;-)

Vicki Lane said...

Ditto on the legs, Carol. All that dancing has kept her in amazing shape!

Thanks, Kaye! She got the piece up about two minutes after I e-mailed her.

Merisi -- a Vespa would be great for the city -- where I live, however, motor scooters are known as 'Drunkmobiles' because they're the only vehicle allowed to those who've had their drivers' licenses
taken away for drunk driving. I'd hate for anyone to think that I . . .