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Let's pretend for a moment that all the mundane things of life have drifted away on a fat, pink cloud.  It's time to daydream a little....

So.  Here we are on a little tropical island, not exactly stranded, but not exactly accessible, either.  Minimal luggage, maximum relaxation.

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If you were lucky enough to be stranded here...what five things would you bring??  What five books??  What five records??  Never mind the logic of electricity on a desert island, work with me here!  And don't forget to tip the cabana persons!

Skip below the Cheese Doodle Of Kos for my choices.

Recordings:
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#1.  Mozart Symphonies (it's all one set, so I'm not really cheating!)
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#2.  Puccini's La Boheme
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#3.  Glenn Miller double album
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#4.  Led Zeppelin (you know the one)
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#5.  Meat Loaf Bat Out of Hell

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Books:

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1. The Stand by Stephen King (unabridged edition)
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2. A Wrinkle In Time by Madalene L’Engle
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3. The Plays Of William Shakespeare
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This is where I run out of ideas!! There are a ton of books from my childhood that pull me toward them, and choosing only one is like trying to choose which friend to save!!
So I would close my eyes and just pull one out of the box.  Every one's a winner!

5.
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Oh, sure.  There had to be one in every crate!!

Enjoy your time on the Island, and share what you love with the rest of us!!

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