Of Books and Bayous


The Willits Book Trust Visits Louisiana

— by Lisa S. Garrison, Greenwich Monthly Meeting:

On a November afternoon Charles F. Woodson and I stood in the lobby of the African American Museum in St. Martinville, La. waiting for books. We had traveled from New Orleans to the lower reaches of the Mississippi River and then across the Atchafalaya Basin, following the meandering Bayou Teche to present books to the museum on behalf of the Willits Book Trust of Philadelphia Yearly Meeting.

Now, at the hour of our planned presentation, the boxes sent ahead were still nowhere to be seen. But at the last moment, a UPS truck pulled up past the door and two boxes of Quaker books were delivered into our midst.