Friday, August 04, 2006

A Beautiful Wall Hanging

Office at BPL 009
Originally uploaded by Michael Golrick.
This is the wonderful gift from the ALA Executive Board which I received in New Orleans. It was created by Nann Blaine Hilyard and embellished by Janet Swan Hill. There are fabrics representing all of the places where conferences were held. There are books with titles like "ALA Handbook," "Sturges" (for the Standard Code of Parliamentary Procedure), with money (representing my service on the Finance and Audit Committee of the Board), and others with personal meaning. The martini glass representing my often first drink when the Board had dinner events, the baseball for the Boston Red Sox winning the World Series (Go Bosox!), and even a bookmark made from one of the silk ties I gave to Nann. I just love this! If you follow the Flickr link, you will see it hanging along with the framed citation which is the "official" recognition for retiring board members.

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