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Stubbs Memorial Library in Holstein was the site for Iowa's #connectingus20 event. We were a bit concerned about whether guests would come because of the late substitution of Holstein for Fort Dodge. (Turns out this substitution was a blessing after what happened in Fort Dodge 2 days ago with the storm.)
Our concern was unfounded. Thanks to our host Emily and willing library patrons we had a fun event that produced more beautiful book art. Having community elders, young parents, and middle school students as a mix created an interesting and dynamic environment.
One of the best things about this project is that each event is a unique experience. Area natives give perspective to stories of local people and events. Others tell personal stories of how they came to live in that place or about events that stand out in their memories. We appreciate the sharing and friendship that come with each visit.
Sal and I are blessed with the opportunity to experience firsthand what America is all about and to celebrate the similarities and differences between the places we visit. In spite of what we are sometimes lead to believe, America is still a place full of people of good will and honest intentions.
In the News: We found out late yesterday we have another article about #connectingus20 coming out in June's Regal Courier. Thanks again, Barbara Sherman!
On to Valentine, NE today. Sal loves hearts and Valentine's Day, so a visit to Valentine is a must.