"Pray for the Bookmobile" Seattle Patron Pleads
Here's a column by Robert L. Jamieson Jr. following up on a story reported here at LISNews on September 26 about cuts to the Seattle Public Library budget.
- from the SEATTLE POST-INTELLIGENCER
Jamieson urges Seattle Mayor Greg Nickels to "drop by the Life Care Center on Southwest Admiral Way, where sick and elderly residents relish simple pleasures.
The mayor could then look nursing home resident Loretta Stone in the eye and tell her about his plan to kill the bookmobile.
That news stunned Stone so much that she raised her hand in desperation during a church service Sunday. "Say a prayer for the bookmobile," she cried. "It's my whole life."
The 56-year-old woman has cerebral palsy. She uses a wheelchair. She vows to fight for the bookmobile, which gives her and so many others a link to the outside world. "I know the bookmobile costs money," Stone told me. "But just look at the happiness it gives people ... this will break my heart."