2. The Threat
“Joe Fox, (Spiro) / Hope you enjoy this book! / Now you have a reason to see me in September - you have to return this book because I WANT IT BACK… OR ELSE I’ll give you phone calls, late at night, when you have to get up early, and have to go to the bathroom!! / Have a great summer, sweetie! / (talk to you COLLECT! Ha! Ha!) /Love Arelene (Electra)”
5. Daddy Dearest
“From Daddy with love, on our train ride to New York City and the League and the Zoo, and yogurt with donut on the train and a funny orange balloon from the cook on the train. And we rode in the front car with soft red seats (Mallory the duck was along, too. And Holly H.). And markers for pictures.”
“In Memory of Edith M. Pickles/ April 14, 1902 - February 15, 1995/ Asst. Librarian, Chelmsford, MA/ 1949-1959/ Head Librarian/ 1959-1972/ - Edith Pickles was my grandmother. A reserved, conservative, and very proper lady, she was librarian here during the most rapid growth period in the town’s and library’s history. She stoicly endured!/ Later in life she shared this story with me. In the late 1950’s - early ‘60’s, she was approached by an off-duty police officer. He asked that she “hand over” the writings of Jack Kerouac, as they were “unfit” to be in a public library. In respect for public authority, / (continued…)”
“she reluctantly handed over the books./ Although never a fan of Kerouac’s, she later regretted what she had done and realized the implications of it./ In her memory, and in honor of her willingness to acknowledge her mistake, I am giving the book “back” to the public. Maybe Edith and Jack can now relate on another level!/ Given by Donny Wilcox and his wife, Islene Runningdeer Chelsea, Vermont May 1995”
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