My parents sent me Barry Paschal's recent column about the bookmobile. I used to work for the Richmond County Library. I drove the bookmobile for 5 1/2 years. It wasn't always perfect. The patrons made it wonderful.
I left to go back to school. There was one route I always thought about: Route 2 to Glascock County. It was a small-town area. Everyone knew everybody. I enjoyed the fall season; the leaves turned and were beautiful. Lots of farms and animals to see. For a city kid that was neat!
To this day I still think about Route 2. Eight years have passed. I wonder what has happened to the patrons. Who went to college? Who stayed and got married?
I was saddened to hear the program is being shut down. It was a part of history. It did a lot of good. But Paschal said it best: time marches on.
I have the memory of Route 2. I share it form time to time. And as Stevie Nicks said, " And her memory is all that is left for you now" That is what the program has become.
George Souza, Hoschton, Ga.
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