Wednesday, June 12, 2013
The Pompous Old Storyteller Gets an Award.
Well, Kind Hearts, here I am receiving a honorary award from the local Friend of the Library for my suppot of the local library (70 years). Yes, I started when I was six years old, and Sadie Luck, our librarian, took an interest in me. She fed me a steady dose of Walter Farley and went straight through the Lassie books, the Thunderhead and Flicka books, Bob, Son of Battle, and Stephen Spender, a very popular juvenile author during WWII. She became alarmed when I tried to check out Mickey Spellane's I, the Jury, and absolutely refused to let me have Erskine Caldwell. There was also a smoking-hot tome called Alabam made me sweat. The lady giving me the award is June Smith, the current president of the FOL. I am partial to this picture.....especially the golden glow around my head.
Over the years, I have given the FOL a lot of books, magazines, cds and dvds. I have also given them paintings and they have used several of my plays as fundraisers.