Friday, March 13, 2009

Friday Foto: Remembering "The Book Lady"

Asa Yamashita

If you live in Hawaii, this article has avenues of giving to honor her life and her memory.

If you don’t live in Hawaii, but are moved by her story, you can honor her memory by reading to a child or donating a book to a school or library.

As her brother-in-law is quoted in the news article from her eulogy,
He asked the mourners to honor Asa's memory and "pick up a book and read. ... Read to learn something, read to enjoy. ... Just maybe you're reading for a better world."

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23 comments:

Sturgmom said...

What a tragic story. It sounds as though she was an inspiration to many people.

Alexis said...

Heartbreaking.

I'm going to donate some books in her name.

Pancake said...

How terribly tragic! What an amazing teacher she must have been to make Shakespeare come alive!

Hopefully her daughters and husband will have comfort by all those that loved her for the many hard months ahead

Kalei said...

Oh my gosh, i couldnt..can't stop crying...just watched the KHON story. I was from the Kaimuki side of the island.

So tragic. those poor children will grow up without there mommy because of someone who was crazy....that sucks.

Sarah's Blogtastic Adventures said...

I read about this lady the first time you posted about it and oh my god what a terrible loss to the world. I am going to donate in her name today! Thank you o much for remembering her life on here!

LadyFi said...

I shall definitely remember her and read to my kids in her memory.

Thanks for this post.

mo.stoneskin said...

Thanks for sharing.

I need to read to enjoy more. These days I really do not free up the time to do so.

Smart Mouth Broad said...

Great photos. I will think of Asa as I pick up my book to read this evening. Have a great weekend.

~~tonya~~ said...

Sad story...Thanks for the post.

derfina said...

That picture sends chills down my spine. You've done her proud.

Teri said...

Thank you so much for sharing this story.

Trina said...

What a terrible thing to happen. I'm trying to figure why the guy would only get charged with 2nd degree murder. The comments by kids at school are wonderful. I wish her family the best.

shaunna said...

what a great tribute. i'll donate to the local library as a remembrance to her.

The Rambler said...

So glad you posted this!

only a movie said...

Thank you for sharing this. Nice tribute. :-( I just keep thinking of the family too. Ack.

Beth said...

What a lovely tribute to a lovely lady. I've been thinking of her family and you during this time. And I will read to honor her.

Twenty Four At Heart said...

Such a sad story. How nice it is though that positives will come from her loss. Each book is a great tribute to her.

Amy said...

What a great post. I hope that she will continue to be in everyones minds.

Eudae-Mamia said...

Thank you for more of the story. My heart aches for all involved.

Casey said...

She sounds like such a beautiful person. The rainbow shot seemed to match her personality.

I'm going to donate some books in Asa's memory.

Kristan said...

What a genuine, beautiful smile.

I'll find a book to donate in her honor.

MArites said...

A good life cut too short. It's really sad to know and more so that with her passion in reading, she influences others. May she rest in peace and may the culprit/s be served justice soonest.

Melissa B. said...

Thanks for this thought-provoking post. What a wonderful woman!