Col. Oliver North in Lakeland at BAM on Friday.

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    I received this info in an email from Books-A-Million a couple of days ago. I had forgotten all bout it until I'm sitting here at Crispers, enjoying a cup of broccoli & cheddar soup with a small crab salad (I'm lucky I guess that Jameis didn't steal it from me) and decided to check my emails on my iPhone. And I saw this again:

    Meet Oliver North at BAM!
    Friday, June 20th. 7:00 P.M.

    Oliver North signing Counterfeit Lies.

    "Veteran undercover FBI agent Jake Kruse is investigating a smuggling ring in Southern California when hi assignment is cut short........." (and then it tells more about the book and ends with)".....Caught in a web of international intrigue that gies to the top of the U.S. Government, Kruse is forced to confront the ultimate moral quandary: doing what's right when everything seems wrong."

    Lakeland BAM!
    1520 Towne Center Drive.
    Lakeland FL 33803.



    Now what's funny is that the Crispers I'm enjoying my broccoli soup and crab salad at, is right next door to the Books-A-Million! :)
    So maybe I'll go over and check out the event. And if it's not too big of a crowd, I might get the book and Ollie's autograph. We'll see.
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    The Oliver North Bus just pulled up! :)
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    Well, there is a mob but my younger brother and his wife are here, and they just got back in town, so.....
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    Ray don't leave me hanging like this :)
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    You go, Ray! Have fun and tell Ollie Gatornana says he belongs in prison. :)
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    That's not nice nana
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    I know.
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    well, he does know about lying.
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    Good question for Ollie.
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    Care to elaborate?
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    Iran/Contra scandal.......nuff said.
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    I did it! It was fun and it was great! The line was long but went pretty fast, considering everything. In front of me was a very nice young man from Sandwich on Cape Cod in Massachusetts. He will be going into his junior year in the Fall here in Lakeland at Florida Southern College.

    Anyway, now get this! We were given a small piece of paper to put our first name on, or any name we would choose, and place it inside the front cover of the book. Ollie would see that and know how to sign the autograph. And that would help the line keep moving. Well, of course, I just put Ray on there. Then I started thinking, maybe, just maybe if I add something to it maybe Ollie would autograph that way. So I wrote this:

    "To Ray:
    Go Gators!
    Ollie North."

    And he did! And he told me he was a Gator fan! :)

    I thanked him and said "God bless you, Ollie." And that years ago I was concerned about the safety of his family. He told me he appreciated that. I really think he gave me a little more time than others in the line.

    One last thing is they took a picture of me with Ollie. Now, I'm going to have to get a kid to find it for me. If I knew I'd post it on here. I'm suppose to go to
    www.TOUR.OLIVERNORTH.com
    And then look down at the bottom where it's suppose to say Lakeland. No doubt a lot of pictures for me to look through but I think I was the only one wearing a Gator cap! That's always me! :)
    And I just noticed on my sort of blue shirt I still had my stick on name tag from a seniors lunch at Church. That'll help me find it.

    See, just shows when a day begins and you are doing stuff, that something fun and unexpected might happen. Now, I'm headed out to Best Buy for something. But who knows what unexpected fun I might have out there! :)
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    Awesome, I met him several times at the Freedom concerts in NJ and was always wearing my Gator gear.
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    North is a great American criminal.
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    All is forgiven ;)

    Happy for ya, Ray! Glad you had this opportunity!
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    Prison is too good for this traitor who cohorted with drug dealers and terrorists.
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    He is a liar. A convicted one. I'm sorry if that bothers you because he's a conservative and you don't think they should be held accountable for their actions.
    But that's the way it goes.
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    I am too. These are seldom opportunities in our lives. Believe me, if Mrs. Clinton, who has a new book out, came to BAM at Lakeside Center here in Lakeland for a signing of the book, I would be there. Lakeside Village is only about 3 miles west of me.
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    I believe those convictions were vacated and eventually reversed.

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