Wednesday, November 12, 2008

"It's a Book"

This is the subject line of the email I received Monday from Anne Whitmore at The Johns Hopkins University Press, informing me that the first copy of Confederate Faces had arrived, and that it would be soon be on its way from her office in Baltimore to my home. Considering the holiday yesterday, I did not expect to receive it until tomorrow at the earliest.

It showed up on our doorstep today. Anne called me at the office, but got my voicemail, and decided then and there to make it a surprise. Tonight after dinner, she distracted me with YouTube videos and brought out a chocolate cake with candles, a card, and the package containing the book. She definitely caught me off guard and totally by surprise! After blowing out the candles, I opened the package. The fine folks at JHUP did a great job all around. I am truly pleased with it!

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Blogger JE said...

Congratulations! Sorry I missed you at the Dag Trade Show...I was only there for about an hour and a half in the morning before I had to catch a flight back to Pittsburgh. Consequently, my flight was cancelled and I sat in the airport for about three hours waiting for another....maybe next year! -JE

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