My Long-Ago Mentor

The children’s librarian in the town where I grew up — Goffstown, New Hampshire — not only offered me first dibs on brand-new books (I began reading Judy Blume’s Deenie while walking home), she also came to my wedding. Every summer, I fill the glass purple vase she gave me for a wedding present.

So, when we were talking about the Giving Back issue at Kids VT — the magazine where I’m on staff — I wanted to write about Betsy Elliott. We aspired to write particularly about a few of the many people who give so generously, so meaningfully, without any expectation of return — maybe a kind of antidote to our troubled world. Here’s my short essay.

 

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About Brett Ann Stanciu

A writer and sugarmaker, Brett Ann lives with her two daughters in stony soil Vermont. Her novel HIDDEN VIEW was published by Green Writers Press in the fall of 2015. Let my writing speak for itself.
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6 Responses to My Long-Ago Mentor

  1. Thank you! Mrs. Elliott was a great librarian!

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  2. Jon says:

    It appears that you are also one who gives back on a daily basis Brett Ann. We all need more Mrs. Elliotts in our lives, especially our children. I look forward to your posts every day. Thank you!

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  3. Thank you very much for a very kind sentence on the first day of November!

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  4. Vicki says:

    Beautiful. I’m sure in a few years, one of the aster giving readers, will be thinking the same of you.

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  5. That’s a nice thought!

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