MASON CITY – A well-known author who has penned dozens of stories over the years for the Globe Gazette and NorthIowaToday.com has extended an invitation to Mayor Eric Bookmeyer to sit down to lunch.
Peter Children – known for his award-winning down-to-earth writing style and for pulling no punches – has extended the lunch invitation to the mayor and even included his harshest critic, a blogger who calls himself “Reggie”.
“I’ll take Reggie to lunch if he brings the mayor with him,” Mr. Children stated Friday morning with a chuckle. “Maybe he’ll have more luck convincing the mayor to show up than I did.”
Apparently, “Reggie” asked Mr. Children why he had never asked the Mayor to lunch. Mr. Children reminded Reggie that he once offered to buy lunch for Mayor Bookmeyer. Following his usual custom, Mayor Bookmeyer offered no response.
“I know Mayor Bookmeyer reads NIT everyday,” said Mr. Children. “So I know he will finally get my message. When he reads this, I hope he contacts me and accepts my invitation for a nice lunch. He can pick the spot.”