1. Your reminiscences are transporting–I cannot wait for your book to come out.

    Thinking about your father hand painting those signs! And about the strain to put up the tent, and how hard it must have been to sew that thick canvas. What an amazing life.

    • Melodye Shore

      Thanks for your thoughtful comment! It’s hard to elaborate on every detail within a single blog post. but I enjoy sharing with you these broad stroke memories. I promise to paint a more thorough picture in my memoir! Here’s to dandelion wishes and believing with all my heart that it’ll be published soon. 🙂

    • Melodye Shore

      That’s a complicated question, Linda, deserving of a longer answer than I could possibly give within one of these tiny comment boxes. Perfectly suited for a memoir-sized bit of writing, though. 🙂

      There are pros and cons to a lifestyle where the only constant is change. When I was very young, everything was new and exciting. I was happy to wander the Sawdust Trail, loved standing in the spotlight with my father. But yes, there eventually came a time when I yearned for stability, and would’ve gladly tossed aside my Pentecostal roots for the opportunity to chart my own course.

    • Melodye Shore

      Thanks for coming along for the ride, Carol. It’s fun to glance into the rear view mirror with you.

  2. Esther Loveridge

    If “stars in one’s crown” were set according to how hard (labor) one worked for the Kingdom, your father would bow his head from the weight of his. Amazing insights revealed to so few…until we read your book.

  3. I love that line, “built of canvas, faith, and grit.” So beautiful. (whoops, I added an oxford comma in that quote 😉 ) Like others said above, I’m looking forward to the book. There’s so much I want to know about how you felt about these experiences and how they shaped you. Like you said, way too much for blog posts! I will anxiously await.

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