But before I post my excerpt, here's a brief explanation: When vacationing in Hawaii, I shouted to my husband, "Stop the car! There's Granny's golf cart!" He's accustomed to similar outbursts from me and immediately complied. Pasted below is a photo of what I saw. The amazing thing to me is that I'd already written the description of Granny's golf cart in my book. Seeing something in person that was so similar to what I'd imagined was surreal.
Elly parked Granny’s golf cart near the door of the Stop ‘N Shop and grabbed a fabric tote from the orange-colored bin behind the seat. Granny had hot-glued yellow fringe around the bin’s edges and added a big glittery M on the back—M for Marge Macauley. An orange vinyl canopy covered the cart’s top. That, too, had a trim of yellow fringe dangling from its edges, inspiring Granny to call the vehicle “My Little Surrey.” To Elly, the two-person cart resembled a miniature Cotton Bowl Parade float.
[Excerpt from BLUEBONNETS FOR ELLY]
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