Angelia Vernon Menchan

Angelia Vernon Menchan is an author, publisher and public speaker who owns two publishing companies, MAMM Productions and Honorable Menchan Media. Mrs. Menchan is also a Budget Officer and former Job Corps Counselor. To date she has published twenty-three books of her own work, both fiction and non-fiction and more than eighty ebook novellas on You can access her bibliography on search words: Angelia Vernon Menchan

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Monday, August 25, 2008

It's A Small, Small World...

So many people have passed through my life,
Many I remember and cherish, though I haven’t spoken to them in years,
And may never again,
After living around the world, there are a lot of people and a lot of memories,
Yesterday, after church, I checked my email,
There was an intriguing topper,
Bookland, Paddock Mall…
I hurried to open it, because Bookland no longer exists, it was eaten up by the super bookstores,
However, from August 1988-August 1989, I was the Senior Assistant Manager there,
It was a small store, filled with books and the same patrons, mostly retirees with,
Many of whom become my friends, they often were looking for Eugenia Price and Tom Clancy books…I read many so we could talk,
However, I got many to read Alice Walker, Toni Morrison and Maya Angelou,
Books they might not have read and we talked about that,
It was also a nice time because I was spending that year in my home town after being gone for over a decade…
I also met some really cool workers,
One of them was Misty,
She was more than a decade younger than I,
But she was cool and we had fun, sharing the same sarcastic humor,
Well yesterday when I opened that email, it was from Misty,
She had even enclosed a photo, in over nineteen years she still looked the same,
She told me that she worked in the library, how cool was that…
And that she had picked up a copy of “Brown’s Possession”
She remembered the name and was almost sure it was me,
Because she saw my sons name on the dedication page…
I quickly confirmed it and she told me she had thought of me over the years,
Same here…
I love that,
How small this big world can be,


Schae’s Story: A Woman’s Transformation
December 1, 2008


Jennifer C. said...

When you do good and treat people kindly, they remember you no matter how many years has passed.

Angelia Vernon Menchan said...

that's how it works, ain't it...


Anonymous said...

Definitely a big, small world. What a wonderful surprise.

much luv


Angelia Vernon Menchan said...

it was nice on two levels, hearing from Misty and knowing people can check out my books...grinning...


Yasmin said...

How wonderful...what a great way to start the day...thanks for sharing...and remember to pay it forward.

Angelia Vernon Menchan said...

it was wonderful, I always remember Bookland as one of the best jobs I had with the lowest pay...smiling...however, the books were fifty percent off so that was worth it's weight in gold...and Misty was a delight...Pay it Forward is a motto...


Anonymous said...

It is a small world. You never know how your book will touch those that you used to know.

Angelia Vernon Menchan said...

that is exactly right and as much as I loved books, at that time I was so 'Corporatized'...