Carol Connell



Carol works at the Stapleton Library at IUP.  January 5, 2018 is her last day.  She started working in 1970.  I was a Junior that year at IUP, and spent more time in art studios for my Art Major, so I did not know Carol then.

A few years ago, when I returned to the area, I use the Indiana Free Library and the IUP library for computer connection to the world.  When Carol heard a few of my jokes and riddles, she would tell me some “Library Humor” to share with the crew at the Indiana Free Library.  It was a back and forth humor challenge and I was the messenger.  She has many to share but my favorite story from Carol was the following:

She would explain that late at night when the library was closed,  all the books had time to relax and have conversation with one another.  How she heard this actual conversation is still a mystery but this is what she heard.  A Math Book and a History Book were having a conversation and the Math book said to the History book.  “I’ve got problems!”

All the best to you Carol!



Author: shutupjohn8

My name is John Burkhart and I reside in Indiana, Pennsylvania. For over 25 years, I worked in Visual Merchandising and Store Design for different companies across America. I have lived and worked in San Diego, Phoenix, Dallas, Atlanta, Tampa, Honolulu, Boston, and Richmond. In 2000, I went home to help my parents. For the back story, go to Youtube, type: John Burkhart on the search line and see a video that Sean Yoder and James Nestor at the Indiana Gazette did over 2 years ago. Be that as it may, in an effort to be/stay productively busy, I was told I should transfer some of my visual and written humor from my apartment walls to a blog. It is all new to me but I hope that you see/read my blog, get a laugh or two and let me know what you think. Looking forward to any and all comments!

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