Yesterday, I found myself in Winterset, Iowa. Dh had to do a carpet inspection, and I rode along. Naturally, I made him stop at one of the fabled “Bridges of Madison County.” We saw the Hogback Bridge, built in 1884.
This reminds me of a writing story I heard. Waller is kind of a funny-looking little man, and he used to go to writer’s conferences with a book in his briefcase. People would dismiss him. “So you’ve got a novel. Yeah, yeah … ” Well, it turns out that book was The Bridges of Madison County, which became a phenomenal success. That’s why I never dismiss struggling writers. You just never know who is going to have the next best-seller in his or her briefcase!