He wanted to be a cowboy so he built a town in 1954. People from around the world traveled to meet Andy and see his cowboy town.
I’m thankful I had the opportunity to go to Love Valley in April, hold a book signing, and autograph a copy for Andy and his wife Ellenora. It was an honor to spend time with his granddaughter, and attend church with his daughter.
Grow Old With Me is a work of fiction set in Andy’s vibrant old-west-style town. To see more pictures of Love Valley, NC visit my website http://www.melindaevaul.com
North Carolina lost a great man this week.
Let’s see, I was toasty at the Mardi Gras street festival in Dayton, TN. The Red Hat ladies particularly enjoyed themselves.
The Tri-County Quilters group gave me a warm welcome. One of the members brought her circa 1920’s Carpenters Wheel quilt. You’ll find more pics on their site.
Spending Easter weekend in Love Valley, NC
was unique. There’s a special place in my heart for the people in that town. “Grow Old With Me” is set in this old west-style horse lovers’ haven. Wish I’d been there on a rodeo weekend.
Hubby and I spent two wonderful nights at the Ledford Mill Bed and Breakfast while attending the Lynchburg, TN Spring in the Hollow festival. I love making new friends at book signings. The Ladies Handiwork Shop hosted me, and the town held a quilt harvest with some amazing pieces brought in by locals and tourists.
I hope you enjoy a few pictures from these trips. I have more on Facebook and my website. Hop over there for a look. All of the photos are available as note cards.