"I got to meet
Fannie tonight after waiting in line for 3 hours. I must say that she is
absolutely fabulous. She looks great! She is very nice and I mentioned her
appearances on Match Game. When I told her that she is one of my favorite
MG panelist she said, "Oh Lord!". She told me that she recently started watching
it again. She said that she didn't have GSN and she is just now being able
to see them again since they originally aired. BTW, Birmingham was the first
stop that she made. You know that B'ham has to be the first since this is
where her roots are. Just had to rub that in a little bit.
One note that I want to mention to you is that she was
very sociable at the signing. What I mean by that is that there was a lady
that was having her book signed and was on her cell phone. The lady passed
the phone to Fannie and she started talking to this woman's husband. She
was asking him what he wanted her to write in his book. She was extremely
nice and down to earth. Success hasn't ruined her southern hospitality.
Also I want to mention that my first picture didn't take. I went back
and asked the coordinator of the signing if it would be possible to get
another pic with Fannie. The coordinator said that I could stand behind
her, but Fannie wouldn't be able to pose again. I went and stood behind
her and she stopped and posed for the camera. She told me that she wanted
to make sure that I got my picture. Words can't describe how I felt at
that time, it was a very nice experience."
Did you meet Fannie
on her book signing tour, or anywhere else? Please let me known in the guestbook,
I'd love for your experience to be featured on this page!