What Fun! The Book Launch Party in the Portland area on November 14 Rocked


I so enjoyed seeing old friends and meeting new ones at the Growing Up With G.I. Joe’s book launch party Saturday, November 14th at McCuddy’s Island Marina on Hayden Island on the Columbia River in Portland!

I gave a short talk about the G.I. Joe’s story told in the book, and also introduced my brother, longtime CEO of G.I. Joe’s David Orkney, and Bob and Lila Schlecht of Bob’s Sporting Goods in Longview, Washington, along with their son, Bob, Jr.  After the talk, I happily signed many books.

Party host Mike McCuddy threw such a good party at his marina showroom, serving delicious appetizers and beverages, with a trio getting us in the spirit with Cuban music.  This combo of boats and books proved to be a winning one!

Thank you, Mike, and thank you Kathy McCuddy Johnson for planning the party!  What fun it was and a different and winning way to celebrate a book’s publication.

For more photos, go to the Facebook Page, Growing Up With G.I. Joe’s


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