WILMINGTON, N.C. - (WECT) - When Bertha Todd retired from the New Hanover County School system in 1992, her friends told her it was time for her to slow down and relax. That would have been a stark contrast to the woman who has a reputation for being on the move. Eighteen years later, she hasn't slowed down a bit. In fact, she's now written a book called My Restless Journey. Todd held a book signing Tuesday night at Pomegranate Books.
My Restless Journey is a collection of memoirs from the days she worked at Williston Senior High as a librarian to her final years in the school system as an administrator in the central office.
Since her retirement, Mrs. Todd has served as co-chairman of the 1898 Centennial Commission and was instrumental in getting a state study done on the infamous race riots and coup d'etat.
My Restless Journey was edited by local radio celebrity, Rhonda Bellamy. The book is on sale at Pomegranate Books and other books stores in the area. It cost $25.00 and the proceeds will benefit local service organizations like Elderhaus, an adult daycare facility.
Todd's friends continue to tell her to slow down, but now as a new author, she says that's not likely to happen.
"I have always been overactive, too involved, too intense on many of the projects with which I've worked and many of my peers weren't quite so restless."