real life sadness

Author and children’s literature expert Coleen Salley has recently had a down-turn in her health and has entered a retirement home. Coleen wrote the Epossomundas books, helped found the Coleen Salley/Bill Morris Literacy Foundation and spread the good news about children’s literature across the world.

She recently had a birthday and would be very cheered by any and all cards. You can send them to her at St. James Retirement, Attn: Coleen Salley, HCE 503, 333 Lee Dr., Baton Rouge, LA 70808. Thank you, Kimberly Willis Holt, for the news.

It appears to be a season of struggles for classy dames everywhere.

My mom was put back in the hospital late last week. She’s feeling better now and may come home in a few days, but things are a little complicated, so I’ll probably not be posting for a while. Please forgive this interruption of your regularly scheduled blogreading. I’ll be back when I can.

(edited to add) This is the woman who let me read instead of doing chores:

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