We were going up in smoke . . .


For years we were bombarded with advertising like the above.  I’m going to show you a few of these this week.  Read the paragraph that assures us cigarettes won’t hurt us.

I was suckered in, and I smoked for many years.  I finally quit by attending a class at my hospital offered by Smokenders, Inc.  When I had been tobacco-free for a year Smokenders contacted me and asked if I would take some training and go to work for them.  I did, and spent a few years travelling to Midwestern cities like Minneapolis, Chicago, Kansas City, etc.  These were the years that large corporations were making their buildings smoke-free and offering our program to help their employees quit.  So my classes were sometimes very large.  It was interesting, and I have a whole chapter written about it which I will include in my book.

Oh, I didn’t tell you I’m working on a book?  Watch for it late this fall if my plans materialize. 



3 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Betty Clark
    Jun 16, 2014 @ 12:48:23

    Looking forward to your book!



  2. Barbara Kladstrup
    Jun 16, 2014 @ 20:09:45

    Great!! I remember when you were doing that but didn’t realize how far you traveled! Can’t wait to see (and read!) your book. Kristin’s finishing up another chapter book about mice and the Nutcracker so we’re crossing our fingers for a publisher. Love, Barb P.S. Did Audrey call you about her proposed visit to Iowa? Wish we could make it, but we’re just home from ten days in Minnesota and Boston (Ray’s granddaughter’s wedding when he “gave her away” and Kris’s son’s high school graduation), and we’ll leave for Colorado soon after the first of July.


  3. Donna Thomas
    Jun 17, 2014 @ 12:08:54

    I look forward to the book as well. Perhaps we can do a signing at the Banyan!


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