Thursday, May 9, 2013

Thanks for the Memories, and Good Books

Top Photo:
Seated, Left to Right, are Peggy Holliday, Connie Appel and Lauren, Connie's daughter.

Bottom Photo:
Left to Right are Peggy, Tomie, Connie

Peggy and Connie, owners, for 18 years, of Morgan Hill Bookstore in New London, New Hampshire, have sold their store effective July 1, 2013.

The Literacy Committee of the New London Rotary Club arranged a Thank-You-Night at New London's Tracy Memorial Library to express gratitude for Peggy and Connie's contribution to the community.

Tomie was one of the speakers. He spoke briefly and gave them original drawings. The drawings depict each of them riding Tomie's gnu (years ago Tomie painted a gnu that stood in front of the bookstore during a town-wide promotion) on a yellow road toward a building in the distance. You can see from a speech bubble that they are singing "I'm off to see the wizard..." Strega Nona, Big Anthony and some children are in the foreground waving and saying goodbye.

Tomie attached the drawings to larger pieces of art paper so that the 100 or so people in attendance could sign the cards. If you click on the bottom photo, you might be able to get a sense of the drawings.