Thanks, Blog Fans

Slowly, but surely, my blog is gaining more and more readership. Like all authors, I enjoy hearing positive comments from my readers. And discovering that readers all over the world are reading my stories. Thank you, readers, thank you!

It’s amazing how many connections I’ve made to those Americans who were dependents, served in the military or were there with the oil companies in Tripoli. They’ve shared their stories in the comments section, and I’ve enjoyed all of them. There are things I didn’t remember properly, like Aladdin heaters using kerosene, not propane. Funny how the brain works! I even remember filling those heaters with smelly kerosene.

It’s gratifying to know that Libyans read about my memories of Tripoli. What a wonderful way to bridge the gulf between the Middle Eastern world and the U.S. We are all just people, after all, and we humans, despite cultural differences, always have more in common than not. I’ve been surprised that so many Libyans have settled in the U.S. I had the wonderful opportunity to meet Mahmud, a former resident of Janzour (near Georgimpopoli-West of Tripoli)  the other day. He had quite a collection of Tripoli memorabilia from the 1950s. What fun it was to share memories and to hear about his wonderful country from a  Libyan’s point of view.

I’ve had readers comment on almost all the subjects I’ve tackled, from my family and the Kennedy years to Hollywood, the dating scene and the Christo umbrellas. My daughter says I’ll never run out of true stories. Probably not. I love writing the stories and am delighted you all love reading them.

Happy Holidays and Stay Tuned!

Victoria

3 Comments

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  2. Thank you my dear Victoria (My sweet Tripoli girl) for being so delightful and wonderful. I enjoyed your company so much and can’t wait to do it again soon.

    I’ll be in touch and look forward to seeing you again soon.

    Best wishes

    mahmud.

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