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Saturday, March 3, 2012

Old Books and Coffee

Seems I've made a liar of myself. This morning I stated we'd spend the afternoon hunkered down in wait for a large storm. We didn't. Instead Sweet Wife asked if I'd like to get out of the house, storm or no storm. I hit the shower and was in wait behind the wheel before she had a chance to take a deep breath. Women, are slow.

She wanted to take in a large antiques mall. Fine, I knew they had nice benches and a coffee shop. What I didn't know was it also held a fine book shop. As you know books are one of my loves in life. I was happy.











I truly hope you had a nice day too. Try the Balzac.

Stephen

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  1. I was supposed to take Older Daughter to the range, but she couldn't make it. Since it's been snowing all day, I stayed home to read.

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    1. Still, that makes for a nice day. Thanks, my friend.

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  2. Good coffee and old books sound wonderful to me.

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    1. Great minds, and all that...enjoy the sail...

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  3. I enjoy old books too. Sometimes you can buy old hardcovers for $5.00 or less, that is cheaper than a new paperback. I have a lot of old fishing and hunting books from 1970 or earlier. One is about the most modern camping equipment and techniques from 1956, it's a real hoot to compare that stuff to our modern equipment!

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    1. Swamp Dog, if I had every penny back I've spent on old (and new) books...I'd retire tomorrow. Maybe.

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  4. I bet you would rather be outside even in a storm, then spend anymore time INDOORS..

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    1. Very true...if it'll ever get here.

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  5. I almost made a tacky comment about the second book, but decided no.

    I would take my wife to that place whenever she wanted. I really like the old books. Nostalgia and knowledge all in one.

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    1. I pretty much take her where she wishes...she is after all my better half...thanks, my friend.

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  6. Escape from the house with Sweet Wife's approval - and company? Sounds like a wonderful way to spend the day!

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    1. It was truly refreshing. Thank you, my friend.

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  7. dear one - i am so glad that you got to get out for a bit. please tell me that you got the Balzac??? i love old books and especially old encyclopaedia sets!

    your friend,
    kymber

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    1. No, I didn't purchase the Balzac. I have a copy and the copy in the picture was nice but far to expensive for my taste. I once upon a time had two sets of encyclopedias. Shame is I chunked them during a long ago move and have regretted it ever since. Thanks, sweet kymber.

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    2. I have an encyclopedia set from 1903. My mother bought it at an auction years ago and we she left us, she left everything behind. I love those books. I many books from long ago. What a great way to spend the afternoon.

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    3. dear one - we have 12 encyclopaedia sets! only 8 of them are complete sets - the rest are incomplete. i don't mind tho. the publishing dates range from 1889 (can you believe that?!?!?!? and that is a full set!!!) to my 1979 Collier's full set. i begged my father for the Collier's set and paid him $5 dollars a week for 3 years when i got a babysitting job. i love those encyclopaedias!!!

      a girlandhergun - i would kill for set!

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    4. a girlandhergun - that should say - i would kill for your 1903 set!

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    5. AGirl, pretty one, I too wish I had a set from that era...maybe one day..it was a nice way to spend an afternoon as the weather was too bad for outside activities...

      kymber, only twelve sets....? I'd be happy with one and think the next time I pass a Goodwill or some such will stop in and see what they have...thanks, to you both.

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  8. dear one - one of the sets i have is 50 books (i am missing 2) and is called The Great Events by Famous Historians, published 1905. i love that set. a few other sets contain 30+ plus books. i have read and re-read all of them. i love my paedias!

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