Nicole from the Wallingford branch of the public library sent us this late birthday announcement:
Margaret Parker has been a volunteer at the Wallingford branch for over 10 years.
Marnie, as she is known, lives at the University House now, but over the years has raised 8 children, with 13 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren! Loves to volunteer, has enjoyed book clubs and still reads the Wall St Journal and New Yorker. Played tennis avidly since she was 6 and continuing through raising all those children — and still got her dinner on the table! Her “home” is on the shores of Lake Michigan where she vacations annually.
A caretaker wheels her in now on Wallingford volunteering days and usually stays as Margaret works to clean books (she likes the non-fiction ones the best) and the caretaker is a new addition since a stroke months back.
Marnie turned 101 last month and is out there doing good works! It is a pleasure to know her!”
Happy birthday, Marnie!