The Fund Raiser
Last night Max Allan Collins was at his finest. I've always said that Al (Max) could be a very successful politician. He can hold a room with his mixture of serious and humorous comments.
Al's lovely wife Barb and my lovely wife Carol accompanied us to a winery where we answered the answers of fourteen people who bid on us at the Iowa City Library fund raiser. Traveling from Cedar Rapids to Iowa City/Coralville is like traveling to a different planet. I lived in IC twice and every time I go there I remember why I liked it so much. A different, hipper, freer atmosphere.
The winery was a cool place and so were the people who worked there. The men and women from the fund raiser were bright, quick and funny. Writer John Kenyon organized it and did a great job. I was glad to meet his father, too. As I told John, he lucked out in the Dad pool.
As always, Al kept everybody laughing, including me. The four of us had a fine old time. Thanks again to John Kenyon.