"Eventually I would grow up and fish in many distant parts of the world, but no such expeditions satisfied me as much as the days spent casting lead sinkers and hooks baited with freshly dug worms into the swirling creeks within walking distance of my boyhood home."
~Pat McManus in The Horse in My Garage
[Even though he couldn't find any morels on our latest family mushroom expedition, Pat can still sniff out a pretty spectacular Priest Lake, Idaho version of a hamburger! Photo by Kelly, May 2013]
Pat recently received an award from Eastern Washington University where he taught for many years as a professor of Journalism. Check out Pat Online to hear about his gala experience!
When Bun's not tromping through the woods with Pat looking for morels, she's up to her elbows in rhubarb thanks to an amazing gardener we know. She shares her family recipe for Rhubarb Crisp this month in Bun's Blog. I think she should have also shared her recipe for her Rubarb Bread which I am enjoying with a cup of tea as I work on the website. Yum!
JUNE EVENTS in SPOKANE
The Centennial Celebration of the 100th birthday of Washington State Parks is an all day affair, June 8, Saturday, 11:00 am to 6 pm, with lots to do for people to enjoy at our beautiful Riverside State Park, Bowl and Pitcher, 4427 N. Aubrey L. White Parkway, Spokane. It is a free day at the park with no Discovery Pass needed. Come and enjoy a day of adventures. Auntie’s Bookstore will be selling books and Penguin Productions will have DVDs of the plays for sell. Pat and Tim will be available to sign books and DVDs after Tim’s performance.
11:00 am Event starts
11:15 am Raptor Program sponsored by West Valley Outdoor Learning Cntr
Noon Park blessing/prayer-Spokane Tribe of Indians
12:15 pm Park manager welcome
12:20 pm Director of Parks/Commissioner Whaley
12:35 pm County Commissioner O’Quinn
12:45 pm Governor Inslee has been invited to speak
1:15 pm Patrick McManus book-signing/Tim Behrens performs short excerpt from McManus plays
2:15 pm – 6 pm Live Entertainment
2:30 pm Free Beginner Orienteering Course sponsored by Eastern Washington Orienteering Club
2:30 pm Arts and Crafts sponsored by Spokane Parks & Recreation & Washington State Foundation
3:30 pm Bike Rodeo sponsored by Riverside State Park and Evergreen East Bike Club
3:30 pm Geocaching 101 sponsored by WA State Geocaching Association Inland Empire Chapter
4:30 pm River trail hike led by a Ranger
Father Day Shows:
Two performances of McManus and Me, by Pat McManus and Tim Behrens, at the Lincoln Center, 1316 North Lincoln St., Spokane, in their Lincoln Ballroom. Tim will perform some of Pat’s stories and tell some of his own about traveling with the plays. Go to www.mcmanusplays.com for show times and prices. Tickets can be purchased by phone at 509-327-8000 or on internet at www.thelincolncenterspokane.com.
6/14 Friday Pat will be signing books at the Lincoln Center starting at 6:45 pm until show time at 7:30 pm and during the intermission.
6/16 Sunday Pat will sign books from starting at 4:15 until show time at 5 pm and at intermission. Auntie’s will be there to sell books for both events.
There is plenty of parking at Lincoln Center. It has two free parking lots, one on the East side of the building and one on the West.
We hope to see you at one or all of these events.
Two New McManus Books!
**Alert! The publisher has back-ordered this book. They ran out! Our latest shipment which was due June 1 has been delayed until Wed., June 12. You can still order and we will ship as soon as we get the books, but we are currently out of Tamarack Murders. I sincerely apologize for this inconvenience.
Sheriff Bo Tully is back doing what he does best--tracking down bad guys, flirting with admiring women, and doing his darndest to protect the good citizens of Blight County, Idaho.
Pat's latest Bo Tully mystery has finally arrived and we are now taking orders at our on-line store for autographed, hard-cover books.
The Horse in My Garage and Other Stories is Pat's latest collection of humor stories, which came out in October 2012. Pat weighs in on his childhood, everyday life, and outdoor tales with his typical exaggerated commentary that will elicit a belly laugh from all types of readers.