My faithful readers will remember two recent posts on Mississippi author Thomas Jefferson Young: “A white house” on January 19, 2009, and “Jefferson Young revisited” on February 13, 2009.
This morning I received in my email inbox the following comment to the original post from a middle school librarian in Round Rock, Texas:
Mrs. Lori Lockwood has left a new comment on your post "A white house:"
Wow! I found your post by complete coincidence while looking for info on Monticello, Miss., my hometown. We moved there in 1975, and I got to know Mr. T. J. Young in my teens while clerking at my dad's drugstore during the 1980s. He came in every Saturday and was quite a character. He never spoke of his novel, and I only found out about it through one of the other clerks who read it (and loved it). By that time, the town library no longer had a copy. I'm thrilled to finally find out the name of it---I ordered a copy online and can't wait to read it!
You never know what stories people have inside them, even in little towns like Oma and Monticello, MS. . .
Posted by Mrs. Lori Lockwood to DemWit at 3/22/2009 11:28 PM
Lori has her own blog, “Book Talk.”
As my friend Papamoka often says on “Papamoka Straight Talk,” “We don’t get paid for blogging.” What we do get, occasionally, is a genuine satisfaction that our written words are touching lives across America and the world.