George Johnson, a member of our book club at The Soldier's Home, Washington, DC, and a character in my book, "Remembering With The Heart, Stories by America's Finest," is an avid reader and has opened so many windows of learning for all fifteen of us that participate in our weekly literary discussions. As our book club looks forward to reuniting in person, we will continue on our same trajectory of reading our books together, and sharing our thoughts via email, texting, and even with phone conversations. Recently, I delivered gift bags to my book club members. George Johnson shared his sentiments that I would very much like to share with you:
“Hi Glenna, Thank you for your gift of books and goodies. It was thoughtful and kind to think of us hunkered down here at the Soldier's Home. We all miss our weekly meeting of the Book Club. This current isolation brings to light how important the book club had become to our members. I mentioned to Corrine Robinson that I was going to EMAIL my thanks and she asked me to relay her thanks for your gift to her. Hope you are well. I am truly looking forward to our next in person club meeting. Sincerely, George”
Miss You All and Thank you, George, for these very kind words!
Glenna C. Orr (Reading Specialist & Director of The Kind Kids Organization)