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Susan Ito trying to do it all: reading writing mothering spousing daughtering working living

Thursday, December 01, 2005

Remembering Debi

Last night I went into A Great Good Place for Books, Debi's bookstore. There is a beautiful photo of her in the window display, along with a tall red lit candle and flowers. As I stood there talking with Kathleen, who will now be running the store, three people walked in after reading the sign posted on the front window. All in shock. It's still completely incomprehensible.

Tonight (in the pouring rain) the store is hosting a number of great authors for a booksigning and neighborhood holiday party, and Kathleen said it will also serve as an impromptu memorial and celebration of Debi. Her family is coming in this weekend for a private service.

They are asking that people make donations in Debi's name to Bookies by the Bay, a literacy support campaign that Debi started. Last year she hosted a dinner and reading and raised a ton of money for literacy campaigns in local libraries. If anyone out there would like to contribute, please send donations to: Books by the Bay; PO Box 29169, San Francisco, CA 94129. With a memo of "Debi Echlin Memorial." It will make a difference in peoples' lives, as Debi truly did.


Blogger Masha said...

Thanks, Susan, for giving us something practical to do. xom

Thursday, December 01, 2005 1:00:00 PM


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