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I posted in July that we'd be moving, and various consequences have kept down my posting, although rather a lot has been happening.  One thing is implied in a profile change:  I am no longer a Village Trustee, although I have agreed to help them out with electrical matters for a while, and I spent an hour on the phone today with non-electric municipal concerns.

So I'm intending to make a series of posts to memorialize some of these events.



DW had church obligations:  seasonal bazaar tomorrow; she was supplying meringues.  She enlisted me to help her carry various stuff to the church tonight for preparation.  Her work and that timing meant that supper was late (She is an expert.  Consequently, although my mother trained me well, I stay out of the kitchen, except for clean-up.  So no-one wants dinners that I might prepare.)  So she suggested, beforehand, that we head down to Subway for a bite after our logistical jaunt.  We completed our task and walked down to the village center.  We passed the Library, and she said, remembering something, that she had to stop in there and pick up something.  OK, I'm easy, although it was a bit puzzling.  But Brain was idling.  Saw a bunch of people I knew in the Community Room.  hmmm Some meeting going on tonight, and she has to get something there?  OK.  I'm tame.  And clueless.

She walked into the room.  I knew people, so I followed, hoping to remain inconspicuous.

Everyone turns to me and starts clapping.  I'd been had, but completely.  It was a group of Library supporters.  Over the decade I've been here, I've served on the BoD, been Treasurer both of the Library and the Friends of the Library, and been tech guru.  It was an appreciation gathering, and they gave me a nice card and a photograph of the Village, done by one of the people who does professional photography.

Very moving.  I'm not that good, frankly.  Almost everyone there does more than I do.   But I very much appreciated the sentiment and the surprise.   DW had tricked me earlier, too - I'll write about that in a subsequent post.

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carbonelle
Nov. 22nd, 2008 08:15 am (UTC)
Neat!
countrycousin
Nov. 22nd, 2008 04:14 pm (UTC)
Indeed! Thanks!
mmegaera
Nov. 22nd, 2008 09:40 pm (UTC)
Heh. Sounds like you did more than you think you did. Go, them!
countrycousin
Nov. 23rd, 2008 03:10 am (UTC)
Go, them, oh, yes!! Great bunch of people.

Thanks!
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