Librarian’s Note: Gabby Perkins, Vet Tech and Emergency Search and Rescue volunteer –
When I sent out the call for memories and experiences of this new world, I didn’t expect quite the outpouring that I received. Gabby walked into the library shortly after my request and handed me a ragged and tattered sheet of paper. Her hand shook as she looked between me and the paper as if she weren’t quite ready to give it up. I asked her if she was sure. She dropped the sheet onto my desk, swiped away a stray tear and gave me a jerky nod. Then she turned and walked away without looking back.