I was so lucky to be in the right town on the right day. A doctor's appointment in St. Louis allowed me to be present for a book signing byâ€”yes, sighâ€”Emeril Lagasse.
I waited for hoursâ€”he was so sweet and encouraging to the children among the throngs of people wanting to speak to him. He had a wonderfully kind and nice aura.
To my embarrassment, I lost most of my higher brain function when before him, and I believe I actually genuflected when exiting. My brush with fame!