The Way Library has sponsored a Book Buddy home delivery program for over 20 years, and Mary has been an active participant since its inception. Over the years, Mary has personally selected reading and audio visual materials for homebound residents, and then made deliveries to their place of residence. For Mary, this has been such a rewarding experience and she has especially appreciated the opportunity to read to the visually impaired. Assuming the role of a Book Buddy became so much more than home book deliveries-it was the opportunity to make wonderful new friends, engage in interesting conversation, and learn about the people that reside in Perrysburg.

Mary has always pursued a fulfilling life. In 1960, she earned the prestigious honor of becoming one of 1000 female anesthesiologists in the United States. She retired after working 37 years at Toledo Hospital, which has allowed her to pursue her second passion- travel! Mary has travelled extensively in the European continent in search of learning about European royalty. She makes it a point to visit castles and museums, and to conduct interviews with royalty. A particular exciting event was participating in the 90th birthday party of the crown prince of Austria. Finally, when Mary has a little free time, she loves to read a good book!

The staff of the Way Library would like to personally thank you, Mary, for your dedication and significant contributions that you have made to the library. You have certainly nurtured and positively impacted the lives of many individuals in the Perrysburg area. We are so very grateful!