April 29th, 2009 at 4:13 pm (Articles)
Today is a sad day at the library. One of our regular patrons has passed and today is his memorial service. I just want to take a minute to share a thought or two.
Barry was here at the library several times a week and always tried to sit in a favorite spot. We always knew where to find him. It seems a bit odd not to have him there in his corner.
This morning several of his family members stopped by to check the library and say hello. We had never met, but they knew that he spent much of his time here. I was heartwarming to see his family travel all this way. It is especially nice to meet his little grandson, who looks a bit like his Grandpa.
This is a reminder to us all, family is always with us. They are in our hearts and minds, for good and bad. We all have that link and connection. And sometimes we are linked and connected to people that do not share our bloodline, they are our friends.
Rest in peace Barry. We will miss seeing you in the corner.