Thursday I picked Clara up from school and we went to her house. As soon as Lindee got there with Mallory after she got out at the middle school, Lindee & I hit the road for Rock Hill to pick up my friend Kirkie. There was an absolutely gorgeous rainbow joining us for the journey.
The three of us hit the road to Cola, where we were attending a presentation at the Lexington County Library presented by the Pat Conroy Literacy Center in Beaufort. It was called “I Was Born to be in a Library,” and was stories of how important libraries had been in Pat Conroy’s life. It was so interesting and entertaining and we just loved it. We did accidentally go to the Lexington County Soccer Fields on the way when I pulled up the wrong directions in my phone, but we got there before the program started. And the presentation was in honor of the 20th anniversary of this branch of the library being there, so we even got to have cake :-). This man, Johnathan Haupt, is the director of the Literacy Center, and had worked closely with Pat Conroy before he died in many different aspects, so he really was a wealth of information. He has edited a new book called Prince of Scribes, with different writers’ tributes to Pat Conroy, and I got a copy of that for Lindee for Christmas. It won’t be a huge surprise, but at least I know she’ll like it :-). And when that was over we went to Libby’s for reubens & philly cheesesteaks & wraps for supper, and then waited out an absolutely torrential downpour before heading bck out to the car, and then drove home through the most bizarre lightning display that I can ever remember seeing. Lindee said she felt like she might be getting ready to start having seizures. It just went on and on and on. Crazy. Got home about midnight. It was a great time.