First and foremost, thank you to our State Senator, Senator Edward Reilly and his staff, for inviting Alison and I to join in the festivities at the State House. Arriving early in the morning, Alison and I were warmly greeted by Senator Reilly and The Cat in The Hat.
After introductions all around and group photos we were given a tour. Everywhere you looked there were impressive views. The stairs were magnificent for goodness sake; so I knew the rest of the tour would leave me awe struck. I think I stepped where General George Washington once walked. My hands were on the marble railing that many former senators lightly touched as they descended for an important meeting that would ultimately move our great state forward.
We were given the chance to sit in on a legislative session. During the session, Senator Reilly announced our names and we received a round of applause as local authors. Just to know that our names will be recorded in the State Archives gives me tremendous pride.
Another local author, Valerie Ormond, was also in attendance. We had a wonderful experience; one that I will never forget.