What could be a better story? Love triumphs over tragedy and pain.
The story is here at the NY Post.
Four-year-old Daliyah Marie Arana loves reading, especially about dinosaurs and adventure. She loves it so much she has not only completed Georgia’s “1,000 books B4 Kindergarten” Program, she’s completed the reading before she starts pre-school. And she’s eager to do much more. (Story here in the Gainesville Times.)
The Librarian of Congress was so touched by the story, which Daliyah’s parents had mailed in, that the family was invited to Washington to tour our nation’s greatest library, which named the Daliyah “Librarian for a Day.” (AP story.)
Here she is reading a speech on “The Pleasure of Books,” by William Lyon Phelps (one of historic Yale’s most beloved professors, after whom the entrance to campus is named, “Phelps Gate.”)
Books are of the people, by the people, for the people. Literature is the immortal part of history; it is the best and most enduring part of personality. –Wm. Lyon Phelps
◆ When victims of domestic abuse want to escape, they need all kinds of help and support.
That often includes support moving to a new home. The moving expenses may be beyond their means.
◆ A company in San Luis Obispo, California, with the improbable name of “MeatHead Movers” has stepped in and provided its services for free to hundreds of victims.
Here’s a brief video report of the story. Bravo to MeatHead Movers.
♥ Hat Tip for helpful suggestions:
◆ Joe Franklin for this story
◆ Crime Watch Daily for the video