Photo: Connie Burnell and her son, Greg, with Tomie
During the autographing at the Toadstool Bookshop in Keene, New Hampshire, last night, a man asked Tomie, "Did you graduate from high school?"
Tomie replied, "Yes."
The man asked, "Do you have your high school diploma?"
Tomie answered, "Yes."
The man then said, "No, you don't," as he handed Tomie Tomie's high school diploma.
Tomie owned a building in Jacksonville, Vermont, in the '70s. Tomie and his parents stored a lot of things in the building.
The Burnells bought the building from Tomie, and apparently Tomie and his parents didn't remove all of their belongings from the building.
Tomie now has his long lost high school diploma although he never knew it was long lost.
The autographings during this book tour have been fascinating for many, many reasons.