Happy birthday to Mister Stephen King! My own personal hometown hero! I LOVE this photo because he's wearing a Bangor sweatshirt! Way to represent!!! The first time I ever saw him in person I was 6 and it was at IHOP! By then, I already had an affinity for the spooky as I'd been watching monster squad on repeat for two years straight at the point. My mom had gone up and spoken to him and they were both beckoning for me to come say hi. I just held the top layers of the ruffles on my dress to my face and swayed back and forth shyly. I love growing up in Maine and a lot of it was because of Mr King! Happy birthday, Stephen!!!!!