Several months ago, our family packed up all our belongings in Shepherdsville, KY and moved southeast to Boyle County, Kentucky – more specifically between Perryville and Danville – although much closer to Perryville. Perryville is a small town of about 762 people and is located on the Chaplin River. The town is known for The Battle of Perryville, which was a major battle in the Civil War. We love it because Chloe and I have plenty of grass to roll in and dirt to dig in, cows and horses to look at, and we rarely hear sirens or traffic noise. The best part about living in a small town is that everyone knows each other and looks out for one another.
A few months ago, a lady in town invited us to attend an art exhibit in Perryville. We asked where the exhibit was held and learned it was at Walden Funeral Home – the local funeral home in town. “THE FUNERAL HOME?” we asked. “Well, of course!” she answered, as if every art exhibit was held at the funeral home. So Mom and Dad went. The art was beautiful and they immediately became friends with the funeral director, David Walden. Mr. David said, “You know, in a small town, the funeral home is one of the nicest buildings around – and it stays empty more than it stays busy. So we like to do community events. Would Woody and Chloe do a book signing here?” Mom came home and asked Chloe and me. “Sure! Why not?” we answered. So Tuesday night , October 17th, at 7:00 pm, we will be at the Walden Funeral Home in Perryville. If you’re anywhere in the area, come out and see us. You can drop in any time and see Chloe and me, meet Mom and Dad, have your picture taken with us, have a book signed if you like, or just visit. Whatever the case, I promise we will have a te-RUFF-ic time! Besides, it will give us a chance to meet even more of our neighbors and learn their names. Mom and Dad are always reminding Chloe and me that it is very important to listen to someone when they tell us his or her name – and then remember it and use it. Mom and Dad love the book, “How To Win Friends and Influence People” by Mr. Dale Carnegie. Mr. Carnegie says “A person’s name is the sweetest sound in any language.” So we work hard at trying to remember names. It’s all part of Working & Dreaming like a BIG DOG!
See you tomorrow night at 7:00!
PS – The Forkland Heritage Festival was a huge success. Check out our Facebook page for pictures!