Monday, October 11, 2010

Donald W. Reynolds Library Dedication October 9, 2010. This day was my walk in the world of dreams. It started when I attended the Champagne Brunch at 9:30 a.m., followed with the tear stained dedication.My name is listed in the dedication booklet with the golden tassel under board members of the Friends of the Library.

Afterwards I wandered down to the children's library where I met Kim Doner, children's author & illustrator. Kim and her husband are wonderful. I took a lot of photos. She painted the wildlife mural on a corner wall.
I spent all day at the library & art gallery meeting and photographing some of the artist and more. I came around a corner where I ran into Governor Mike Beebe and his bodyguard. He shook my hand while I thanked him for coming. It was a warm (from shaking hands) firm hand shake that he delivered with a broad smile as his blue eyes sparkled.
I will share more, much more later for I spent all day at the library. Oh, how I hated to leave for I didn't want to wake-up and learn that I had been dreaming. I have been blessed to be a part of all this.


Missy said...

So happy that all your hard work was rewarded. I can't wait to hear more about it. The mural and the details are beautiful.

Life's Beautiful Path said...

I did very little beyond supporting the library since 1998. So many people worked day and night to make this show place available for everyone to enjoy for many years. I can't wait for you to see it some day. Not only is it a library, it is an art gallery with a delightful spot to enjoy a break at the Buffalo Coffee Shop.

Living Large said...

I'm so sorry I missed this, Mary! I had to work. :( The next time I'm in Mountain Home, I'm going to go through the library, though. I hope you got the special insert in The Bulletin last week!

Life's Beautiful Path said...

Gee, that is too bad you missed it. But, when you are a writer work comes first/deadlines. Yes, I did get the insert. Thanks for the warning or I might have missed it. Yes, I read your articles. We both are part of the history of the library. Great isn't it?