This reminded me of the first time I ever met Josie, as an AADL employee [years ago -- please note that I do not speak for the AADL in any official capacity].
It was August 2004, and the Great Blackout of the Eastern Seaboard had just started about an hour or two prior.Â We had finally come to the realization that the power was not about to be restored and cleared the Northeast Branch of patrons [yeah, the branch in the Plymouth Road Mall - this was 2004].
The librarians were up front closing up for the day and I was in the back of the library tidying the computer area.Â Josie entered through the rear [from the parking lot], saw me, and exclaimed — politely, but authoritatively — “WHO ARE YOU, AND WHAT ARE YOU DOING IN MY LIBRARY?”
Once we were properly introduced by other staff, she was nothing but sweet, but I’ve always known she had the eye of the tiger.
Feel better soon, Josie!Â Now, who wants to hear a Fred Maxwell story?Â [Again, I do not speak for the AADL.]