Amen, I say to you, whatever you did for one of these least brothers of mine, you did for me. (Matthew 25:40)
The head librarian at Memorial Park Branch Library was the unforgettable Mrs. Conrad Bryson, a stately woman who was my first boss. The slight handicap of her involuntary blinking right eye was a nervous tic, but this genetic quirk never fazed her. It only made her more endearing. I sometimes imagined she was mischievously winking at a humorous situation with one eye while keeping a straight face.
At home among the books I loved to read, my job title was “page,” my main duty shelving the books. I memorized the Dewey Decimal System and today I can walk into a library and find almost any topic without stopping at the computer catalog to look up the number.
Read about my mentor, Mrs. Conrad Bryson, on CatholicMom.com
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