So, I filled in for the boss at the radio station Saturday to do a live radio “remote” of the Memorial Day parade in Fair Haven, VT. Was doing a non-stop play-by-play description of the laying of the wreath. And boy! Did I sound emotional!! Trouble is, I was emotional for the wrong reason—I’m allergic to bees, you see, and I didn’t have an epi-pen with me, and well, seven bees decided to have a conference on my bare arm. Yikes! I’m quoting Isaiah, describing a local hero who is laying the wreath beneath the flag, and I’ve gotta simultaneously search my bag for benedryl–just in case–while doing the play by play. Way I see it now? God has a sense of humor. He just wanted to be sure I had the proper quivering voice during the broadcast. After all —I’m sure the men and women we have been honoring this weekend went thru more horror and fear than the bees could instill in me. And they chose to go through it. Soon as I thought about those sacrifices and thanked God for what our heroes must have endured, the bees chose to jump up and fly away. Speaking of heroes, there are lots of heroes in my books! The SEED, a novel of suspense about unethical biotechnology and GMO’s; and the Johnny Vic historical adventure series that includes stories about Horace Greeley, George Washington, Calvin Coolidge, Benedict Arnold, Governor Bradford, and more. Make it your choice to check them out! www.annrichduncan.com.