I took my 5-yr-old grandson Charlie Clark to Tarver Library on Saturday Oct. 6 for the Star Wars themed reading event. Charlie had told me a few days before this that his favorite Star Wars character was Chewbacca. When I took Charlie to have his photo made with the 6-ft-tall cardboard standup figure of Chewy, the Mercer students who had won him in the trivia contest decided the Wookiee belonged with my grandson! The students were Erin Griffin, Ian Brooks, Patrick Heise, Sarah Reid, and one other whose name I didn’t get. I just wanted to honor them and thank them for making my grandson’s day. It was truly a noble gesture. Charlie is a happy camper indeed. On the way back to his home Saturday afternoon with Chewy securely seated in the front seat of my car, Charlie said he would be taking him to “show and tell” at his kindergarten this week. Meanwhile, Chewy is guarding Charlie’s bedroom.
Thank you, Mercer students!
-John Marson Dunaway, Professor of French and Interdisciplinary Studies