Thursday, June 11, 2009 – Summer Reading Tour, St. Mary Parish, Louisiana

Friends: Before leaving St. Martin Parish to go to St. Mary Parish, Jasmynn, my 7 year old niece, and Eliana, my 8 year old daughter, had to take a dip in the Olympic size swimming pool at our hotel. They were like two little fish who did not want to be land-bound! Today, I performed […] Read More

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Tues & Wed, June 9-10, 2009 – Summer Reading Tour – St. Martin Parish

Friends: The first part of our week was spent in St. Martin Parish, performing at the St. Martinville Library on Tuesday and then the Breaux Bridge Library on Wednesday. Their summer reading theme this year is “Once Upon A Time.” Other Louisiana Libraries are doing “Be Creative @ the Library!” We had a fun, participatory […] Read More

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Thursday, June 4, 2009 – LA Summer Reading Tour, Shreveport, LA

Friends: Eliana, my niece Camrynn, and I were in Shreveport today relaxing at my client’s house. The girls spent hours in the pool playing pool tennis, swimming underwater, and splashing around. In addition to the pool, the girls have been enjoying themselves playing air hockey, basketball (pocket shot), Guitar Hero and Rock Band. My client […] Read More

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Wednesday, June 3, 2009 – LA Summer Reading Tour, Catahoula Parish Libraries

Dear Friends: I had a great time in Catahoula Parish Libraries. The children were so much fun and of course, I love my librarians there! Our first show was in Harrisonburg. We had a very nice crowd. There was even a sign interpreter interpreting my stories for a young man who enjoyed the show. Afterward, […] Read More

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Tuesday, June 2, 2009 – LA Summer Reading Tour, Catahoula Parish Libraries

Friends: This week began my summer reading tour in the libraries across Louisiana. This is my 13th year promoting summer reading and I love it. I love seeing my old friends (Hi Ms. Lou, Jackie & Ms. Jean) and making new friends! This year, Eliana, my 8-going-on-9 year old daughter (June 15), is traveling with […] Read More

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Dianne’s Summer Travels June/July 2008

Friends: This summer has been a time of closing chapters and opening new ones. On July 9, 2008, my beloved father-in-law, Jaime Roberto Casas, passed away somewhat unexpectedly. He was 78 years old and lived a beautifully full life, leaving behind a loving wife (Jennie), two wonderful children (Antonio and Pam), and two sweet granddaughters […] Read More

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