May 4, 2016 by Anthony Burdge
Myth Ink Books Author Melissa Gibson Snyder writes of her experience meeting Sean Astin aka Samwise Gamgee from the Lord of the Rings films. She spoke to him of his film role, and her essay on heroes in our book: Forgotten Leaves Essays from a Smial, which he signed on the “To The Professor,” dedication page.
Read More of her experience via her blog report below.
Oh, those words! How they stir my heart each time! Today has been a day of awesome firsts and dreams come true. Today, I voted for only the second time in my life but for the first time in a presidential primary. If you’re wondering, I voted for Bernie Sanders, though, if Hillary Clinton gets the nomination, I will definitely turn out for her in November.
After voting for Bernie, I made my way to the local campaign offices for Hillary Clinton and hung out there for a while, with a singular purpose. Sean Astin was to be campaigning through our state today for Hillary and I have wanted to meet this extraordinary man for most of my life but especially the past sixteen years. Like most of my peers, I have grown up watching him on the silver screen, but it was his portrayal of Samwise Gamgee in Lord of…
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