Scrapbook Forty Six…

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October 2013

 

I never go shopping…

Kaune'sBut I was in Kaune’s grocery store with five items in my cart. Just a few things I needed to watch the Broncos play the Cowboys: pepperoni, bologna, Tabasco, salami and horseradish.
 
As I approached the check out counter, a shapely twentyish-looking woman raced past me. Her pushcart was loaded with six-packs of Corona beer. She wore tight shorts and slosh sandals, but it was her large hair – garish red and full of curlers – that struck me. The curlers were mostly white but a few were brown, and her piercings and tattoos introduced me to a world I had rarely seen before. I told myself I had to get out more.

As I slowed my cart to prevent a wreck, Mz Fashion Maven gave me a grin that said my 83 years were no match for her youth and exuberance.

The checkout line moved slowly and the delay gave me time to observe Mz Maven, who seemed to be annoyed by my preoccupation with the objects that decorated her hair. As we stood there looking at each other, I politely asked, pointing to her hair, “How many stations can you get on that thing?”

Wow! I quickly regretted the question as the color in her face started to match her hair tint. Suddenly she looked like she had an itch in a place she couldn’t scratch. It really bothered me when she yelled, “How dare you…!” (expletives deleted) in a loud and commanding voice.

When all of the shoppers started staring at me, I wanted them to see that my hands were in my pockets and had been there for a long time. I was embarrassed and started backing away. Outside I watched from behind a truck of watermelons until Mz Maven loaded her supplies beside a chainsaw in her pickup truck. As she pulled out, I saw she had a bumper sticker that read: Practice Beauty & Random Acts of Pleasure.

I munched on saltine crackers while the Broncos beat the Cowboys by three points. I’ve decided to stay at home more. ff
 

 

 

 

Scrapbook Forty Five…

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October 2013

 

This is not a story from Forrest, but rather, it is a tale about him. We could not attend a recent event in Santa Fe but we had a mole secreted among those who did attend.

ksfr3Forrest was asked to participate in the KSFR (Santa Fe’s Public Radio Station) annual, on-air fund raising effort. For a $25 donation to the station, listeners could purchase a raffle ticket and have a chance to win a lunch with our hero. Forrest whispered to the host that perhaps the tickets should sell for only $5.

Everyone donned headsets and the live interview began. You know the scenario, Forrest and the radio station staff were in the studio jabbering about the treasure and art tastes of the rich and famous. Volunteers behind them were eager and ready to take phone call donations from listeners. Forrest was chatting folks up and instigating a good time. There was no discussion about whether he should give a special clue for KSFR listeners. Maybe Forrest had warned them ahead of time. I don’t know.

Phone calls and donations rolled in and eventually Forrest’s 30-minute segment ended. As he turned to leave the studio a cute brunette, who had been attending one of the phone banks, stopped him and whispered in his ear, “I gave my $25 and hope to have lunch with you.” Our informant admitted that her nice smile demurred as she batted her long eyelashes at Forrest, who turned and walked out of the small room.

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Sandia Peak radio & TV towers

After a few seconds, Forrest reentered the room and walked over to the brunette. He handed her something, and whispered in her ear.

What was that all about? Inquiring minds want to know. When Forrest left, our mole asked the comely brunette what he said. She opened her hand to reveal two, crisp, 100-dollar bills. She was rather breathless and admitted with a blushing giggle, “He asked me to please go buy eight more raffle tickets.”

Some people figure all the angles.

 

 

Scrapbook Forty Four…

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September 2013

This is very cool!!
We’re all invited to a Forrest Fenn bash in Santa Fe…

Forrest says-

I am having a book signing and celebration in the Tesuque Room at the Loretto Inn in Santa Fe on Tuesday evening, October 1st. It’s an RSVP party so if you’d like to help me celebrate my new book, meet Folk legend Bob Haworth and listen to him perform his new song, Too Far To Walk, just drop me an email and I’ll see you at the Loretto at 5pm on Tuesday.

All the information you need is on the invitation below..looking forward to meeting all the searchers…ff

book signing event aLoretto Inn & Spa in Santa Fe

rsvp –  ffenn@earthlink.net

 

 

 

Scrapbook Forty Three…

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September 2013

 

Forrest joked in an email that I am hogging the press and then added this…

 

“These writers are teaching me things about myself that I didn’t even want to know. I’m so famous I can’t afford my own autograph. ff”

Scrapbook Forty Two…

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September 2013

New outrageous Forrest Fenn interview by Margie Goldsmith at Huffington Post…
The photos are a riot…

Made me laugh!!!!

How much is a “bazzillion” anyway???

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/margie-goldsmith/rocky-mountain-treasure_b_3936009.html

Scrapbook Forty One…

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September 2013

FORREST IS HAVING A BOOK SIGNING IN SANTA FE FOR “TOO FAR TO WALK“…

On Tuesday the 22 of October at Collected Works Bookstore and Coffee Shop in Santa Fe, come on by for the new book signing. Event starts at 6PM. Doug Preston and Michael McGarrity will be with Forrest on the stage and all will be signing books. Google Doug and Michael if you don’t know who they are…or click on their names above…

These three guys are a riot together…sure to be fun and maybe Forrest will give a clue…who knows?

 

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September 2013

I wonder if any of your bloggers know of a cartoonist who wants to illustrate a children’s book I am working on. The person must have a sense of humor, talent, and a willingness to work with someone who doesn’t have the slightest idea about what he is doing.ff

Forrest is working on a children’s book. So what I thought we would do is ask you to communicate with your friends or acquaintances who are illustrators or who should be illustrators and let them know what Forrest is considering. Ask them to send us a sample of appropriate work at dal@lummifilm.com.

I will post their image right below this message and send Forrest their email address so he can contact them if he wishes..  Anyone who wants to work with Forrest can send in a sample for him to look at.

This might be interesting …

Suzanne Steimel

Suzanne Steimel

 

Q

Q

 

Hannah

Hannah Fuller

 

George Lawrence

George Lawrence

 

Kevin Brunner

Kevin Brunner

 

 

Juan Nueve

Juan Nueve

 

Anita H. Lehmann

Anita H. Lehmann

 

Rhandi Pendergrass

Rhandi Pendergrass

 

Elizabeth Schultze

Elizabeth Schultze

 

Bob Haworth

Bob Haworth

 

Wendy Bradshaw

Wendy Bradshaw

 

Sally Nixon

Sally Nixon

 

Elena Conoscenti

Elena Conoscenti

 

Sherrill Skanes

Sherrill Skanes