What a great day! It started off stressful . . . but turned out terrific. Things got hairy when my stories didn't come together as soon as I hoped. I was rushing back to the office to put them together when I got a phone call. It was Beth Agee from the Florence/Lauderdale Tourism Office. She told me I had an important piece of mail. When she usually tells me that, it means I have a letter from a death row inmate . . . not today! When I got back, the ladies at the tourism office had a surprise be-lated birthday party for me. They had bought a gigantic cookie cake, and the best present a reporter can have . . . ties!! Six of them! I even got a Donald Trump tie. It was a great ending to a busy day. Below are some photos from the party.