The amazing blogosphere

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.



Good Southern Man said...

OMG... The world is even smaller BJ. She is the librarian for Fulkes middle School in Round Rock which is a sister city to Austin. I sing outreach programs for the Austin Lyric Opera and we sang a program at their school last semester. I feel like I am in the twilight zone or something. Cyberspace... it is truly amazing!!!

bja said...


Debra said...

Hey B.J.,
That just goes to prove we are all connected to one another in one way or the other in this great big ole world. It really is a small world. People just connect, and that is so exciting......
Love ya',

tiny said...

How about that! All those years in the same town and just now getting to read the book by the author she knew all those years. No doubt she is thrilled to be getting a copy of the book. Seems odd the home town library would not keep a copy of the book for future generations.

You always have such interesting stories on your blog. We enjoy and appreciate them very much. Keep up your excellent work.

We love and appreciate you...

Anonymous said...

now I stay tuned..

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