Turkey Hill Park sales

Sunday, was another good day for me. Sold eleven books and a shirt.

My good friend, Becki, happened by and bought my shirt. This was my first shirt ever sold. Next shirts will have the photo on the back and JFM Creates in the front

It was a good day for the Houseboat Poet. Combining Saturday and Sunday’s sales came to twenty books and a shirt.

Other than lunch, almost every dollar goes back into my table, so now I offer bags and this time of year calls for CHRISTmas bags with tissue paper. The lady in the above photo wanted to buy a bag, I have no idea what to charge for a bag. Believe I offered to give her one, but she bought my book for the bag. That’s kind of funny.

People often say, “I’ll come back”, but rarely do. That makes since, because it might be difficult to say, “I’m not interested”. Over the whole weekend five people came back. Thank you for that.

It was a great day and weekend combined, but now I have to rest my feet. Put a lot of steps in both days

Benidict Fire Department

Morning everyone,

I will be selling and signing my books of poetry at the Benedict Fire Department today from 9am to 2pm. I will be joined by 39 other vendors and all will give you excellent CHRISTmas gift ideas.

This photo is at Gray’s Nursery earlier in the year.

Come out and see us. I have a 90 second spill that will tell you about my poetry.

Boonedoggie Farm Market Event

This Saturday I will be set-up at the Benedict Fire Department and on Sunday I will be at Turkey Hill Park. There will be forty other vendors at each event

The young lady on my right and I might elope. 😀 The other guy in the photo bought my books as a teaching tool for his students

My record here was six books and that was last month. I sold fourteen this past Saturday. It was a good day. Thank you to everyone that supports me and has in the past.

My new friend bought two books as CHRISTmas presents.
This is Barb. She said she would come back and she did, that doesn’t happen often.
This is Ned Edelen of the Edelen Road Edelens. I am local also, so we had a lot in common.

The US Oyster Festival

Morning all,

This young man was the prize of my weekend, other than some of the women flirting with me. He is in school and is a writer also among other good attributes. He is very impressive.
This young birthday girl was given my book as a present. She was so sweet.

Here are some more photos of my part of the 2021 ‘US Oyster Festival’s’ two day event, on the St. Mary’s county fairgrounds. It was very active, a lot of foot traffic and I had a good spot towards the back. I did pretty well for the small time writer that I am and feel respectful and privileged, when someone wants to read my words – it is very exciting. People do not flock to poetry, but I truly appreciate your love and support. If you feel moved, please support me further by giving me a glowing review on Amazon and/or my Facebook writing page. Please feel free to review my books here too.

My friend, Ellen, from Thomas Stone High School stopped by to say hi. It was good to see her.
My real good friend Norma. I love her, but she doesn’t know it. Well she might know it now.

My friend ( Wallace Spooner ) Wally stopped by to say hi and he some of these photos. Thanks buddy.

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Look at the nice smile on her beautiful face. I can’t remember who, but one of us told the other a joke when the photo was taken.

How ya like my hat? Red hat

Is this story fact or fiction?

I thought this was a brown hat, but it’s not – it’s a red hat. Do you know how I figured that out? Well, a guy at the thrift store told me he collects hats that say what color they are. Then he said, “I have blue, green, brown and a few other colors, but I need red.” So I bought it for a dollar and tried to sale it to him for a profit. I took it off and offered it to him for five dollars. He looked at me in disgust and started too walked away. I quickly decided to give it to him if he took some photos of me wearing it, so I could use one of the photos for this story. He took it from my hand while saying, “I want to look at it first.” He then turned around and started to walk away.

I yelled, “Where are you going?” He didn’t respond, but hastened his pace toward the door, but before he was out of the store, I held my receipt up and yelled, “That guy is stealing my hat.”

The cashier stopped the man and asked, “Is that your hat?”

He said, “I’m holding it aren’t I!”

“That doesn’t make it yours. This guy has a receipt.” She took a photo of the guy holding the hat and said, “I am calling the police”

“You don’t have to do that.” then a second later said, “What can I do to make it right?”

“You can start by giving it back to the rightful owner, but he can still press charges.”

He handed it back and I asked, “Do you still want it?”

He looked at me in bewilderment and replied, “Guess so.”

I put it on and had the teller take a few photos then told the man, “It’s yours for twenty dollars.”

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Jim McDonald Writes, https://facebook.com/poetryandmorewords

Website – J F McDonald, https://jfmcdonaldjr.com