I don’t like standing in line, and there are very few things I will do it for.
I stood in line for hours for the lottery to buy Stones tickets after working all night once and we got pretty good seats, and I’ve stood in line for Buffet tickets. I’ve also stood in line to get Jimmy Buffet to sign a book, and it wasn’t even for me.
Notably, I camped out overnight at Peachtree Battle once to draw a number to get to stand in line to get Bill Clinton to sign a book for me. That one was way worth it.
In Monroeville, Alabama one cold Saturday before Christmas, I nearly froze my yayas off to get a signed copy of To Kill a Mockingbird (also worth it).
I’ve been to parties and receptions and milled around and gotten signed books. I’d like a copy of Hillary Clinton’s book to go with my Bill Clinton, but I figure I can get that online, and besides, it was in the middle of the day and I had work to do.
I’ve got a book signed by Jimmy Carter, and I once surprised him and Miss Rosalyn on Cumberland Island and shook their hands and hugged them before they could stop me. Then to make matters worse, I called them Mr. Jimmy and Miss Rosalyn.
I’ve met Jerry Lee Lewis, and his former child bride has screeched at me over the phone that I’d better run her ad, so I’m flush with celebrity experiences
But today, Gregg Allman is signing his book at the Barnes & Noble up the street at lunch, and I just don’t see how I can miss that. I mean, it’s Gregg Allman. I played “Laid Back” in the car until everybody was sick of it. I know all the words to every song on it, even though I can’t carry a tune.
So, did you get his autograph? I am envious of this one and that you got to hug Jimmy and Rosalyn. I got to shake his hand once at the Hot Springs airport and it still is one of my best memories.
I did get two books signed – one for me, and one for my brother.
He was just lovely.