I'd like to expand the Best People honor to those who send books in the mail. Because books are what I keep finding in our mailbox, and it makes me feel lucky. Like, I know some of the best people in the world!
The books are not for me. But because I live here, I get to read them too.
Last month, our friends from Connecticut sent C Clementine. She arrived in the nick of time, because once you are done with the dozens of Junie B. stories, there is a little hole in your heart. Clementine will fill it.
This month, a friend sent Miss C two autographed books from the series Getting To Know The World's Greatest Artists:
The friends who sent the Clementine book are mothered by a woman who is a Good Mailer. This means if you visit her and leave something behind at her house, she will promptly send it back to you.
While here over the summer, as she and her daughters were packing up to drive hours back home, we tore the house apart looking for flip flops. Black flip flops. When they were 30 minutes gone, I found the flip flops under a pile of dolls. I have them all set in a bag to send along. I am aiming to go from Terrible Mailer, to SubPar Mailer. If I can get them sent before the year is over, I will have made progress. Who needs flip flops in December? Doesn't matter. Baby steps.
The friend who sent the autographed artist books lives in Boston, home of adorable book shops. Last year, she sent C a book called The Great Serum Race. Miss C wrote the thank you note on her own:
Thank you for the book about diptheerya.
Everybody needs a good book about diptheerya to cozy up with on a cold winter night.
While reading about other awesome books, I found a website that supports all sorts of excellent children's stories. Also, they sell Frida Kahlo socks. And, Zora Neale Hurston shirts.
A Mighty Girl.
Have you been to A Mighty Girl? Next time you must buy something, stop by. It is mighty wonderful and full of delightful books. And did I mention, Frida Kahlo socks?