Written by Pamela K. Orgeron, M.A., Ed.S., BCCC, ACLC, Author
This past year 2018 has been a different kind of year, full of both joy and sorrow. The number one sorrow we experienced this year was the death of Pam’s mother, Patricia Owens, who passed away in October. On the positive side, Patty’s death was not before she and Pam were able to spend two weeks together in the spring between Mother’s Day and Patty’s birthday, May 25. Both of us also were blessed to be with Patty when she took her last breath. She died peacefully.
Our biggest praise this year is of the Lord providing us with a car, which enabled us to participate in a book signing/craft fair at Music Valley Small Business Day November 24, here in Nashville. A week later December 1 we sold our product at the Keith Whitley Country Christmas in Sandy Hook, Kentucky. We’ve already been invited back for next year’s annual Keith Whitley Country Christmas and look forward to being there again. For those who don’t know our connection to the Whitley family, Pam’s mother Patty was a first cousin to Keith. Keith’s father and Patty’s mother were half brothers and sisters.
Another big project for Pam this year was editing and publishing her fifth book, A Legacy to Remember: “Recollections of a Common Man”, which is the biography of one of Pam’s late cousins, Duard Vinson Gillum. Mr. Gillum lived through The Great Depression, The 1937 Flood in Ashland, Kentucky, and served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. If you haven’t read A Legacy to Remember, and like reading inspirational stories, this is one you won’t want to miss.
Earlier in the year we also launched our new Web site through WordPress, adding a blog, which we had never had before. Pam also made over our business page at Facebook while taking an online class with Kim Avery about how to do so.
What’s ahead for 2019? Well, first of all, Pam hopes to meet her annual goal of writing at least one book a year. She isn’t sure about what the topic of her book for 2019 will be yet. We also continue to blog and stay active on Facebook. Perhaps we can also work in a few more book signings now that we have reliable transportation.
Before closing, we want to remind each of you to remember to keep Jesus as the reason for the season. We wish each of you and your families a wonderful Christmas loving each other as you serve the Lord together. Merry Christmas!!!