Sunday, June 05, 2011

I Heart Farmers and My Hometown.

I'm trying to plan a hometown event for the book and my mother suggested that I ask to use Esther's. It's probably one of the better ideas she has ever had.

For those of you who haven't had the pleasure, Esther's is a dream. Trivia Note: Esther is my great-grandma. It used to be my family's farm market and ice cream shop until a dairy farmer friend of my father's took it over. It's pretty much the best thing about Brockport in the summer. Warm nights, good laughs, ridiculously delicious cones, and the calm of farm fields all around you. What's not to love?

I have to say, my dad has some of the nicest friends around. When he and my mom talked to Carolyn (the owner) about the possibility of having a Brockport event at the store, she didn't even hesitate. "You tell her to call me."

So because I like to think I've learned a thing or two from Sabrina, I had a list of questions written out and ideas to discuss with Carolyn when I called today. Here's how the conversation went:

C: Hello?
Me: Hi Carolyn! This is Jessica Martin, Steve's daughter.
C: Oh, hi Jessica! [Loud noises]
Me: Have I called you at a bad time?
C: Well, it's a nice day out. Ice cream and nice days, you know.
Me: Right, well I'll call you tomorrow. Is that OK?
C: No, it's fine. You want to do the book signing here, right? Anything you want to do. Whenever you want to do it.
Me: Wow, thank you! In terms of setting a time?
C: We open at noon and close at dusk.
Me: Right. Perfect. I'll be in touch.
C: OK, Bye!

I looked down to my paper and stared at the only note I had taken-- "Noon-Dusk."

This is my kind of event planning.
Stay tuned for more info!


Brine said...

It's a great start! This will be the best launch party yet!

MFB said...

YAY! I'm so excited! One of those mini-chairs has my name on it :)