Top Ten Tuesday

Top Ten Tuesday update!

YOU GUYS I forgot one of the best books from my childhood on this week’s TTT post! I feel bad for forgetting it, especially since I’ve got a pretty great story about when I took this book with me across the Atlantic.

Harold and the Purple Crayon was one of my favourite books as a kid. I adored it and had a serious preference for purple crayons for awhile. When I travelled to Europe from the USA for the first time, I was only 19 and was a little nervous travelling that far on my own. So guess what I took with me for a bit of comfort?

My copy of Harold and my own purple crayon! A bit silly, I know, but trust me when I tell you how glad I was to have it when I started my trip.

Whilst waiting for my plane, I noticed a bit of commotion behind me and when I turned around I saw Sammy Hagar standing there. He was on his way to Cabo of course, and when I went over to meet him I realised the only thing I had with me in my carry-on that could be signed was Harold and the Purple Crayon– and the only thing I had to write with was the crayon. I sheepishly explained why I had it and he gave me a big hug and reassured me that there was nothing to worry about with my trip, that I’d have a great time. And then signed my book with my purple crayon!

I ended up hanging out with some of his entourage at the airport and got a hard-to-pass-up offer to join them all in Cabo. As cool as that would have been, I was about to spend two very non-refundable weeks travelling across seven countries in Eastern Europe so I had to decline. I’ve still got the autograph though!

My beloved Sammy Hagar emblazoned copy of the book is back home with my parents but the next time I’m in the USA I’ll get a photo of it for you all.

What’s the most unusual thing you’ve ever had autographed? Let me know in the comments!

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