Tuesday, February 2, 2010

The Hundred Dollar Brick

I love libraries. When we first moved to Hillsborough I asked the realtor about the library. She paused and said it was "quaint." However, soon after we moved, Orange County started building a new library.

They invited anyone who donated $100 dollars to get a brick engraved with a message or a name on it. If I hadn't just recieved $100 from Scott's grandma I probably wouldn't have thought twice about it. I usually use "grandma money" for clothes or furniture, but I decided this time I would be a little more creative and get something that would last.
Now in addition to getting our books at the new library the girls run to find "their" brick.
So here is our $100 brick, and it is worth every penny.
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12 comments:

  1. Good job! It definitely is more enduring than clothes. They can return when they are eighty and find it. Seriously cool idea.

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  2. What a wonderful thing to do and it is a legacy in their name. Good job Chelsea!

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  3. Fantastic! I just love libraries :).

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  4. That is really cool! Great idea, Chelsea!

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  5. Buildings are built one brick at a time and knowledge is gained one book at a time. Good choice.

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  6. great idea.

    Every visit just got that much better.

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  7. I love it! What a great idea. The Madison County library is getting a new addition--maybe I could get a brick for my girls too!

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  8. Chelsea, thanks for commenting on my blog....a long time ago. I just barely noticed. I'm sooo observant that way.

    I think that's a great way to spend $100. Maybe I should ask my library if $100 could buy me a permanent parking spot. (I wish) Some days the six or seven spots just don't cut it.

    BTW, Trisha is just such a fun and kind friend, but you already new that. :)

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  9. I think you should give Naomi a marker so that she can add Danny's name too!

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  10. Sweet brick and beautiful library. It puts ours to shame. We missed you guys at Christmas and hope all is well.

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