Author Ellen Burgoyne Hubrig will sign her book, “Daily Thoughts for Friendly Fellows,” from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Nov. 19 at the Sacred Heart School Gym during the Holiday Boutique; from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Dec. 4 at Borders in Turkey Creek; and from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Dec. 11 at Borders on Morrell Road.
The daily devotional is a 440-page hardbound book of reflections on seeing the good in ourselves and others; it comes in a gift box with information on the secure online, Forum for Friendly Fellows, where readers can share their testimonials with each other.
The book is currently available on the Friendly Fellows website, www.friendlyfellows.com, www.amazon.com, Borders – Turkey Creek, Carpe Librum Booksellers, The Town Framery, The Silk Purse, The Paraclete, the Watts Bar Belle Gift Shop, Mr. K’s Used Books, The Picket Fence, The Whitestone Inn, Gifts Unique and The Art & Frame Outlet.
Ellen Burgoyne Hubrig was born in Jenkintown, Penn. She received a B.A. in Communications from the University of Scranton, and has been living in Knoxville for the last 21 years with her husband and her son. She is currently the President of a technology transfer consulting company that she and her husband operate. She has served as President of the Tennessee Artist Association. She is a member of the Knoxville Writers’ Guild and the Farragut Chamber of Commerce.
As a great-granddaughter of Sidney J. Burgoyne, who wrote the original “Daily Thoughts for Friendly Fellows” in 1925 and founded the “Society of Friendly Fellows,” Ellen began to use the daily thoughts when she was student council president in high school. Throughout the years, she has found the daily verses to be a wonderful inspiration. Her dream came true when she was able to bring the writing of her great-grandfather into print in the form of a devotional book.
The book has been described as “365 uplifting inspirational poems originally written in 1925 to help encourage people to Seek and Find the GOOD in Others. A timeless message of hope, often plain spoken and humorous, that will challenge you throughout the day to live a happier life. Scripture verses add an opportunity for self-reflection and Bible study.”
“SEEKING AND FINDING THE GOOD IN OTHERS” is the creed for Friendly Fellows. An example of a daily friendly thought is:
The sun will shine
To bring you cheer,
Each hour, each day
All through the year,
In full and equal
Folks find in you.
Contact information for Hubrig is as follows: