It is a very hard business to say goodbye to excellent library board members. Tommy Tao sent us two poems to help cheer us. They are lovely, yet strong, like Tommy.
I was remiss in not remembering that we are also losing John Buckberrough. John is like us, a grass roots kind of guy who is very interested in strong communitees and strong library systems. He has been active on practically every Board commitee and was awarded Super Trustee status.
Sister Laura Safarian tells me that John’s last words to us were to, “Stay strong”. Our words to you, John, are “Come back, Shane”. The library world is a better place with having known John, Crissie and Tommy.