Monday, February 11, 2013


We had the place all to ourselves the first night, and wow! What a warm welcome! Cushy linens and high ceilings... cookie jars and plates of fruit and all sorts of snacks... we felt like pampered guests!

my date for the weekend (and for life!)

Main Street.
Not only do they have some wonderful restaurants and shops (in addition to the Como Inn), but the library is there too! And look at all those COMO READS poster... now that's what I call community spirit!

reading posters outside...

reading posters inside!

I asked for ketchup out of habit. I didn't need it AT ALL. Even though we were stuffed, we also ordered for dessert "Como Delight." And you know what? It really was delightful! Graham cracker crust, cream cheese, whipped cream, chocolate, nuts.... mmmmm

Best steak dinner EVER.

It's just 40 minutes to Memphis.
Which means we got to go to Graceland! We also ate a lovely lunch at The Little Tea Shop (just a block away from the mighty Mississippi). AND we visited the Hernando library too!

If you go, order the frozen nut ball with fudge sauce for dessert!

me and Hernando librarian Denise, after my skype session!

The people!
(had to save the best for last)
me with Como students who came out to the library 

The Como Mamas. If you love the way the Gee's Bend quilters sing, you've got to get their CD. Better yet, see them in person!

readers, listening to me talk

check out that pin on this lovely reader's lapel :)

two of the most passionate-about-their-community folks I have ever met. Thank you, Alice and Judy (not pictured)!!

Big thanks to EVERYONE! We loved meeting all of you and miss you already. xo


  1. It looks like a great trip, Irene. It's not easy to get out there with all new people, I imagine, but they look very welcoming & excited to have you!

  2. planting seeds in young minds ... who knows one of those kids could be the next great Global writer... to say American is so fifty-ish and I'm trying to think bigger


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