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Today, no childhood memories of my own, but a few that my kids made this week — and some that I made with other children. Tuesday was busy for us: last day of school!
And for the middle …
The oldest was in high school, and all ya get there on the last day is a bunch of finals. Preparation for real life? 🙂
Anyway, my day also included something fun: a presentation at the local library about my latest book, Not So Happily Ever After: The Tale of King Ludwig II. If you know me, you know that I’m a big Ludwig fan. I’d happily talk to anyone, anywhere about this wonderfully eccentric historical character. So to have a captive audience of (very well-behaved) kids for an hour? Pure heaven.
Here we go …
It was fun to see the parents and kids both enjoying sketching their own “dream castles” after hearing about the wonderful neat things Ludwig incorporated into his fairy castles. An indoor cave? A table that rises down through the floor and comes up again, set with dinner? An indoor stage perfect for Wagner operas? Check, check, and check — and that’s just the beginning of Ludwig’s magnificent homes. You really have to read about them to believe them. Even the newspaper came to the program!
Read more about King Ludwig and his too-good-to-be-true life story at Not So Happily Ever After: The Tale of King Ludwig II.