Monday, August 17, 2015
I've been taking my medications and have started losing weight again...just a pound at a time but I can feel the difference and am breathing better. Life is a whirlwind right now and I'm okay with it all..but as usual there will be challenges. One of Honey's nieces bought the book and contacted me right away to let me know that the daughters were upset about me writing about my time with their father and were considering suing me for slander. she has sent more than one note with passive aggressive comments in them. the girls have not contacted me...the niece lives in Fla and the girls are near me and I'm just curious as to why she is doing the talking. as with all events, the negative review was the first to be posted and it was by her...and then another review by another woman who saw the first post and balanced it. I never meant the book to be a top seller or the great American novel. It was an exercise in healing. I thought it would go up for sale...I would buy a few copies to give to friends as a memory of Honey and it would be forgotten. Interesting how life goes.
So for now...I write to stay focused. My last response to her sort of reminded me of the chocolate pie routine out of "The Help". I didn't use last names...if the story is not true...it's not directed at anyone...if it Is true and they can recognize themselves then for them to take me to court and admit that would be interesting. Perceptions. We all have them. I just hate the balance of trying not to offend and still tell the story. Another fun day from the garden.