There's something about an old book. The smell, the feel and on those lucky occasions, the content.
One of my scores today was Mother's Encyclopedia. Six hundred and forty pages of everything you ever wanted to know about raising children, but were afraid to ask.
One section entitled "Answering Children's Questions" is highly enlightening. In fact, I may use some of these when Michael hits me with one of his question-asking marathons.
One of the examples of questions is about war. "Why can't we have a shelter like in Sally's backyard?" and "Why do I have to get under my desk at school?"
Sometimes, the more things change, the more they stay the same. How unfortunate.
The more I sit here and look through this book, the more I'm loving it! I may turn to it this month as a source of post inspiration.
I told the woman I bought this from that I was going to put it on the shelf along-side the copy of Dr. Spock that my mother used for me. "I never did like that Dr. Spock, but looks like you turned out okay in spite of it."
"Thank you, ma'am. Have a nice day."
A Waterbury mantle clock circa 1930 (with it's key!) and two hand painted porcelain lamps on indeterminate age. I do know these belonged to the grandmother of the woman from whom I bought them.
All in all, not a bad little haul for $16.00.