Local folks reminisce at book signing

Published 12:00 am Sunday, April 25, 2004

The Hamner Genealogy Room at the main office of the Briggs Lawrence County Public Library is normally a quiet place, but Saturday afternoon it took on the air of a family reception.

Those who came were eager to visit with retired attorney Lloyd Moore and share memories - his and theirs. Moore was on hand to sign copies of his book "Face To Face: Photographs of Lloyd Moore." His book is a compilation of photographs he took of his friends, neighbors and of people he met over the years.

"My aunt called me and told me my dad's picture was in here," Hildy Crawford of Ironton said as she thumbed through the pages of the book. "He (Moore) and Dad were friends, and sometimes he used to bring Dad home. I grew up in the north end of Ironton and some of these (people in the photographs) are very familiar faces."

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Moore said he was pleased with the turnout for his book signing.

"This brings back 36 years of memories," Moore said. "I am reminded of all the people who were important to me."

Hamner Room clerk Mary Counts estimated that 70 people had visited with Moore in the first hour of the two-hour book signing.

"This is better than we expected, especially for a Saturday afternoon," Counts said.

In addition to the photographs taken by Moore, the library is showing a selection of photographs Moore collected over the years, many of which are from the old Nazor studio. The photograph exhibit is on display in second floor hallway.