Saturday, September 4, 2010

Old Books

After years of being in boxes, these Hardy Boys and Nancy Drew books are on their way to start a new life.  These were books that Tim read when he was a young boy and he loved reading them that he thought that his children might one day read them also.  Unfortunately the kids had different tastes when it comes to books.  Although each of them tried reading one or two of the books, none of them really liked these ones.  Finally, the books are going to find their new readers in the Philippines - Cheska and Brian.  My cousin Beth, who lives in Aparri has indicated that her kids are in need of reading materials.   Tim was happy to send his childhood books to them.  

My children love books.  It was very interesting to watch them dust the books before we packed them.  Even if they did not want tot read the books they still handled them as if they are real treasure.  

"Books...are like lobster shells, we surround ourselves with 'em, then we grow out of 'em and leave 'em behind, as evidence of our earlier stages of development." 
 Dorothy L. Sayers (1893 - 1957), The Unpleasantness at the Bellona Club, 1928

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