Toni Myers Toni Myers is a librarian and lifelong learner, an advocate for children in low income schools, a photographer, and coordinator of the group Aging Gratefully. She was a founding mother of the Seattle Public Library Bookineers, bookcart precision drill team. She travel blogs at tonibennett.blogspot.com/.
Family & Friends

Father’s Day: A Legacy

By Toni Myers
By Toni Myers

"My father: sturdy, disliking fuss, dutiful, determined, and more than a bit obsessive. He believed that money was the root of all evil, and that stealing a penny was no more pardonable than stealing a million dollars. Even the Catholic Church’s teachings were more lenient, dividing sins, as they did, into venial and mortal!"

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Family & Friends · Lifestyle

Growing Up with Scarlett O’Hara

By Toni Myers
By Toni Myers

Mother did outrageous things—cut the telephone cord when she thought Father had gotten too many calls (you have to be old to understand that this was just not done). She covered our dog Hansy with Chanel No. 5 after he got into the dead fish by the lake water. She drove across state lines to get fireworks in Ohio, setting them off like a maniac in northern Michigan . . .

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Books

Toni Reads: “Why Does the World Exist?”

By Toni Myers
Jim Holt's "Why Does the World Exist? is a dizzying compendium of philosophical and scientific theories about the origin and nature of the universe. Gracefully written, full of good humor and funny bits, it bursts at its seams with conflicting theories on the profound question the author poses.
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Fashion & Beauty

Family Reunions 2: Explosions Up North

By Toni Myers
Mother’s stash of fireworks emerged after dark—extra special ones if we were Up North for her July 4th birthday. One memorable night, she chased her adored 10-year-old son through the woods, shooting a Roman candle at him, Danny racing for his life.
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Lifestyle

Aging Damply in Rain City, U.S.A.

By Toni Myers
By Toni Myers

Seattle and I met somewhere in the middle, the city more knowing/world weary and I less so. Rain City took me a long time to love. Still, I look forward to walking the sidewalks of New York again, but Seattle is my home.

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