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  •  Being out of her little realm, I don't think she (0+ / 0-)

    even opened the book except to cover it (which eventually I took over, as her hands just became too old to cope).   Sadly, I was away at school when she retired, so I just sent a note, and received a really lovely letter from her in reply.  But as for her choice in placement, I think the word galaxy meant less than guide, with her maybe thinking, "Oh these young kids, traveling all over these days."  This was a long time ago, clearly.   Ha. Can't help it, I'm still laughing over that memory.  

    And am I remembering incorrectly, or did a few books, not even come with numbers?  Excluding fiction, of course. I do remember that some even came with their own little cards for the card catalog, so that we didn't have to type them up.  [I kept working at that library, among others, over several summers while I was in school. We did eventually, under a new librarian, make the switch to LOC.]

    •  I wouldn't be surprised at that. (1+ / 0-)
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      I watched a mother pass up a really cheap used DVD of The Land Before Time today solely because she couldn't think what anything 'before time' could possibly be.

      Prayers and best wishes to those in Japan.

      by Cassandra Waites on Tue Jan 10, 2012 at 02:50:59 PM PST

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