may 9, 2019

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“Keep what is worth keeping, and with breaths of kindness, blow the rest away.” ~ Unknown

 

power librarians

 

This afternoon I was at Keeneland Library for a meeting and who should I see as soon as I walk in but my favorite cousin Dan Prater. After warm hugs and giggles, Dan led me into the meeting, which included mentor and friend Becky Ryder, Director of Keeneland Library. After the meeting, Becky and I stayed behind and talked a bit about how long we’ve known each other. We also agreed that we never want to eat pizza under florescent lights again (an inside joke…so to speak). These two delightful souls are such lights in the world. Getting to be in their presences – if only for a moment – is like winning the life lottery. Keepers for sure.

april 15, 2014

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A thankful heart is not only the greatest virtue, but the parent of all the other virtues.
~ Cicero

April (snow) showers, bring (brown) May flowers
April (snow) showers, bring (brown) May flowers

I couldn’t believe my eyes when I woke up. There was snow on my apple blossoms. I laughed out loud. Yesterday was shorts and flip-flop weather. While I’m not thrilled at the return of winter, it did make for a beautiful morning. Then, in the evening, I attended a lecture at the always gorgeous Keeneland Library where I met in person for the first time my cousin, Dan Prater (below). Long story short, about a year ago Becky Ryder (director of the library) told me she had an ace volunteer from Morgan County. She told Dan, said ace volunteer, she had a friend from Morgan County. He figured out right away how we’re related. (He is the great-nephew of my great-grandfather Prater, in case you’re wondering) We became fast friends, but it was all virtual, until today. We talked for a long, long time after the lecture. It will not be our last talk because he’s totally awesome. This was a great day, snow and all.

cousin
cousin