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  •  I miss the days when a library book had a card (6+ / 0-)

    in the pocket showing when it had been checked out. I always found it interesting to see the history of the book's "life". As a child, I found it intriguing to know that no one had touched a book for years, but now I was taking it home to read.
    I know the new computerized system is much more efficient, but like so many things, something is lost through technology.
    Thank-you for a lovely diary.

    •  Thomasina, the same person checked out the (4+ / 0-)
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      book on December 18, 1959, and January 4, 1960.  At first I asked myself, what in the book compelled Ervin S., whoever he was 52 years ago, to check out the book twice?  Was it the message of comradeship or hope?

      Then I realized--the guy checked it out for the Christmas holidays, didn't get around to reading it all, so had to check it out the second time after he returned to the college!

      "Religion is what keeps the poor from murdering the rich."--Napoleon

      by Diana in NoVa on Fri Jun 01, 2012 at 01:22:25 PM PDT

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      •  Well, we will never know will we? But it might (2+ / 0-)
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        be fun to speculate on why Ervin had such a great Christmas holiday that he didn't have time ro read the book.

        ( I like to think it involved a mysterious woman in a red cape whom he met under the mistletoe at a Christmas Eve party and ran off to Mexico to spend New Years Eve with. )

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