Everyone has been so kind, and I thank you from the bottom of my heart. I am slowly, ever-so-slowly, making a return to the land of the living, and let me tell you, it is good to be up and moving again. You know you are sick when you don’t feel like reading or knitting for over two weeks. But I’ve been doing a lot of both lately, mostly because my dad has been here pulling his turn in the rotating shift of “Keep Elizabeth from Doing Too Much, Too Soon.” I am sort of notorious in my family for being a bit of an over-doer, so they’ve been watching over me like hawks.
As I dropped Dad off at the train on Friday afternoon so he could go home, he spent most of the 20 minute drive haranguing me on doing too much, scheduling too much, working too much, and “. . . if I call in a week and find out your sick again, Lizzie, I won’t be happy.” Ah, you are never too old to be lectured by the ‘rents.
So if you have emailed me or dropped a note on my Facebook or MySpace pages, please know I am reading them all, but getting around to responding is going to take some time. One email that I did read and that touched my heart was this one:
Hello- My name is Lisa Matthews and I am the Special Projects Coordinator
for the Robeson County Public Library System. We would love to continue to
offer the patrons of our rural community fun and exciting reading materials,
but due to recent budget constraints that is almost impossible.. Our
community is the third poorest county in the United States making us the
poorest in North Carolina.and with these tough economic times the patrons of
our area are the ones who are suffering. Your books would be perfect for
our collection giving the patrons something to look forward to when entering
our doors. Would you ever consider donating any of your titles to help us?
Any amount would help and greatly be appreciated.. Thank you for your time,
consideration and the devotion to our patrons.
Now you know me and libraries, I love them to death. And I figured that quite a few of us have books we’ve read recently that we could share. I’ve packed up a box of my books to send to Ms. Matthews, (after I verified the address and the library location) and wondered if anyone else would be willing to do the same. I don’t think they will mind if you’ve read them. I just love the idea of passing along books, and hope you will as well.
Oh, and make sure to send them Media Mail because it is cheaper. Here is the address:
Robeson County Public Library System
101 North Chestnut Street; Po Box 988
Lumberton, NC 28358-1111
Good books deserve to be shared!