Library Bookmark Again

Found a receipt-as-bookmark in a library book.  Get n Go fuel receipt, February 15, 2016 — price per gallon, $1.77.    Pretty good price for gas compared to today.

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Bookmarks As Bookmarks

A year or so ago I purchased a used book from local book store Books Galore (YAY USED BOOK STORES!),  and discovered a photo from the 1970’s used as a bookmark.  I knew it was from the 70’s because, well, I’m from the 70’s.

Today I discovered a photo from 1997 in a library book I checked out.  The book is newly published, 2017.

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So, how did this 20 year old photo of li’l human critters end up as a bookmark in a brand new book?  These kids are in their 20’s now.  What are they up to?  What stories do they have to share?  ~TH~

A Minimum Of Quality

Let me start by saying; I understand the adage, “You get what you pay for”.   I found this difficult to believe yesterday, when I began to research the purchase of a new attache style briefcase.  Searching on the interwebs, I sought a decent case that wouldn’t break the bank.  I was disappointed to discover that even as I climbed up into the “premium” cases, the reviews were less than stellar.

This may be in part because the attache style has given way to the leather shoulder bag, messenger style.  Those are fine, I have several.  What I need at the moment though, is more like a portable office, with most of what I need already in place when I open my case.  Assuming I keep the thing organized, I should be able to open it flat and begin working.  With a top loading case, I’m always pulling stuff out, digging around, then stuffing all my stuff back in- rarely in an organized fashion.

Many of the reviews for attache style cases focused on if it was “real leather”, or how impressive the case looked.  I don’t give a rat’s a$$ about those things.  I just don’t want the thing coming apart on me; which apparently, many of them do.  Crappy glued construction, and crappy stitching.

I know that my father’s old briefcase is tucked away somewhere in this house.  If I ever find it, I’ll post a review of that critter.  Now that was how you put together an attache case.  *End Rant*

 

Traveling Typewriters

Today I took a few typewriters over to another house we have nearby (referred to as BRAVO – the main house as you might guess is ALPHA).  I decided to place a Smith-Corona Silent inside the typing desk.  I also took over the 1948 Royal Quiet De Luxe and my 1946 Smith-Corona Clipper.  I’ll be bouncing back and forth between the two houses over the next several weeks.  Just hate the thought of being without a typewriter.

Now I’m choosing which machines will accompany me on an upcoming writing retreat.  ~TH~