In like 2015 I wrote an online history of my town through the eyes of my childhood.

So, play it forward to this past February. The publisher of a county newspaper read my stories, loved them, and offered me a spot on their team. I declined due to health reasons (I had whatever was going around then).

I finally recovered last month and asked her if she was still interested.

She was! In fact, I have my own op-ed, Growing Up Buford. The first article was Tide of the Invisible Child. It was a hit!

The editor offered unlimited terms and a collection later on.

I'm beside myself.