How do you say thanks to the person who opened up the world of books to you? There is truly no adequate way to express my gratitude.
Earlier this month my elementary school librarian died. She taught me to love books, starting with Dan Frontier! Over the years I branched out to other books, and I never stopped visiting Mrs. Bissonett. My visits to this great lady lasted for over 45 years! After they closed my elementary school, she ran the children's library at the University of Minnesota, Duluth.
- As an east coast prep school student attending Phillips Exeter Academy, I always took time out while home in Duluth, Minnesota to visit my elementary school librarian.
- As an Ivy Leaguer attending Dartmouth College, I always took time out while home in Duluth, Minnesota to visit my elementary school librarian
- And finally ... two years ago for the last time, as a 52 year software project manager working at a Fortune 100 R&D Center, I visited my dear friend for the last time.
Thank you, Mrs. Bissonett for my love of reading ... and the challenge to get a great education. Other than my parents, you were the key person who taught me to "love to learn".
Learn more about this great lady via the Ely, Minnesota newspaper.