An Invitation

The invitation came in the mail last week, for the dedication of the Clinton Presidential Library. A few years ago I received a letter asking for donations, and having some extra money at the time I sent a check, and since then I’ve received more fundraising letters, but not having much money the one I responded to was the one selling the Clinton Presidential Foundation Cookbook. It was an expensive cookbook–seventy-five dollars–but it made a nice Christmas present for my mother last year.

The dedication of the library falls in November, on the 18th. As that falls a week before Thanksgiving, though, I put the idea of attending the dedication out of mind–it’s a nice idea, but an unrealistic one, given that I work retail and a week before Thanksgiving is part of the Christmas business season.

My supervisor thinks otherwise. I presented the idea to him yesterday, in a “You’re going to say no, but…” way. He took the idea of attending the dedication in stride, called it a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, and if I really and truly wanted to go we would work out the details to make sure it would happen.

Now I have to give some real consideration to attending.

Published by Allyn

A writer, editor, journalist, sometimes coder, occasional historian, and all-around scholar, Allyn Gibson is the writer for Diamond Comic Distributors' monthly PREVIEWS catalog, used by comic book shops and throughout the comics industry, and the editor for its monthly order forms. In his over ten years in the industry, Allyn has interviewed comics creators and pop culture celebrities, covered conventions, analyzed industry revenue trends, and written copy for comics, toys, and other pop culture merchandise. Allyn is also known for his short fiction (including the Star Trek story "Make-Believe,"the Doctor Who short story "The Spindle of Necessity," and the ReDeus story "The Ginger Kid"). Allyn has been blogging regularly with WordPress since 2004.

One thought on “An Invitation

  1. I would be more than happy to donate to you for the Library dedication. You may contact me at the above email should you be interested.

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