Thanks to all the Michigan State alums, friends and family of Jimmy Raye and mine who turned out to a successful book signing Sunday at the Barnes and Noble in Cary.
Spartans living everywhere across this great country. There were Michigan State alums representing the 50s, 60s, 70s and 80s. And at least one who said he was at the 1966 Game of the Century when Michigan State and Notre Dame played to a 10-10 tie. There 80,000 fans at the game, and Jimmy guesses he's met all 80,000 by now.
John and Helen LaVere of Big Rapids also turned out.
Here is one comment from a Michigan State fan who posted a message about the book and the event on spartanmag.com's message board:
"Hey, Tom - wanted to thank you. My brother and sister - both in Raleigh - took my dad over for a book-signing yesterday. My dad had a great time. He was at the 1966 ND game, and had season tickets that whole year. "His facebook has pictures from yesterday with Jimmy and our family members.
Appreciate the event yesterday, even though I wasn't there. I hope the book is doing great for you - it certainly makes us proud as Spartans."
Also attending was former Michigan State School of Business Dean Richard Lewis, who was hired away from Michigan State by North Carolina State in the 1990s to launch a similar business program.
Michigan State Class of 1978
Signed copies of Raye of Light are available at the MSU Bookstore on campus: 517-355-3450.