Monday, June 23, 2008

It's a Small World

Today was a very important day. I got to meet my blog's most faithful reader, Betty, in person. Betty has been reading my blog for months, even when she had to use a slow dial-up connection while visiting her sister in Nevada. Now that's dedication.

Betty has had a very interesting life, including living in a remote cabin in Montana. She can relate to many of the things I write about in Float Cabin Living. Her cabin was on land, but it was off-the-grid and used propane like we do. She also worked at Bellingham Airport and even took some flying lessons. Go Betty!

Betty is the first person from the Internet that I've met in real life. We set up a rendezvous at Village Books in nearby Fairhaven. It has three nice coffee shops, and we chose the Colophon Cafe. Over coffee and some really tasty desserts, we learned even more about each other.

Betty and I have another connection. Her good friend is Auntie Dot, who is the aunt of Captain Bob from my rendition of The Night Before Christmas. We didn't discover this until after my "Meet Captain Bob" post. As you can see, it truly is a small world. I look forward to many more visits with Betty when I'm in Bellingham now that we've connected in real life.

If you look closely at Betty's picture you will see a book in her hand. Wayne sent her a pre-release copy of his newest book, Farther Up the Lake. I can't think of anyone more deserving. For the general public, Farther Up the Lake will be launched on July 25 at Breakwater Books (Marine and Alberni) in Powell River. Join us at 7:00 p.m. for an interesting evening including a free slide show. Hope to see you there. -- Margy


  1. Betty7:28 PM

    Thank you Thank you Thank you I don't what else to say.I am touched.

  2. It's neat that you could meet up with your first internet friend! Sounds like you had a great get-together. Very nice post!

  3. Betty is the best. She is starting a blog of her own. I'll let you all know where to find her once it is ready to go. -- Margy

  4. How lovely to meet a blogger! I envy you! No, of course not, but it would be nice to meet one of the bloggers. Have a nice time together!

  5. How thrilling to meet a blogger fellow! How I wish I could meet in person my virtual friends from blogosphere... I think about it many times. How great this coffee time must have been! When Betty launch her blog, let us know.

  6. ahh..nice you two met up! I'm still dreaming up a float cabin, Margy. It would be a nice place to be this week I think. Maybe I should head up to take a look see...get a feel for the place... I bet it's nice sleeping, being rocked to sleep by the water..

  7. What fun to meet a fellow blogger. I have been to Village books many times. I am only 45 mins from Bellingham. MB