Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Holding On tommie bass/virginia brewer

The first person that comes to mind when I think about all of the profiles in Holding On would be Tommie Bass the Folk Doctor from Leesburg, Alabama. I really enjoyed his story because Tommie enjoyed helping people with his herbs. He says on page 66, "We didn't make any money out of it, but we was just do glad he was better, you see." I really admire him for helping people but not expecting money in return. We rarely see this in everyday life. Some people that can be related to him would be volunteers that put in time and effort without wanting pay in return.
Another person that really stood out to me was Virginia Belle Brewer, the Curator, Brewer's Bell Museum in Canton, Texas. She stood out to me because like David Isay says in the beginning, her story didn't see all that interesting but once he got there and started to talk to her, she was one of the most interesting people in the book. I really admired her love for the bells. She lived with them and thought of them as her family. I really liked the part where she explains that she would never want any of the bells to be sold because it would be like breaking up her family. Its very admirable to see such passion for a hobby. I wish I could say that I had passion like Virginia.

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