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crookedfingers
July 4th, 2018 
It is in the flow of existence 4:20 PM Wednesday late afternoon. It is the Fourth of July. It is a hot day here in West Michigan. I am tired and full of food. I stuffed myself today with hot-dogs, brats, pie, watermelon, coffee, and pork ribs. We are feasting to celebrate freedom from tyranny.

Carol is right now sleeping down in the lower level because she works tonight. Everybody else is outside with the grandkids/Emily, Caleb, Beth, Andy, Lou, Marn, Josie, and Jack. Cora Leigh is sleeping/taking a nap. I am inside listening for Cora to wake up.

This morning I did leave the house for a big used books sale in Grand Rapids. I left here around 7:45 AM and was home from the used books sale around 10:20 AM. I bought a lot of used books which I will list later. Right now the used books I bought are down in the lower level and I do not want to wake up Carol.

When I got home Andy, Beth, Lou, Marn, and Jack were gone visiting friends in Grand Rapids. I went downstairs to recover from the used books sale. I slept for about 30 minutes when I came upstairs the house was filled with family. So the day goes by. I am tired but that is normal for me. I have not slept soundly in ages.

Last night is a blur. I recall reading my books and going to bed early last night. Carol went to bed around 8 o'clock PM and I went to bed around 10 o'clock PM. I got up this morning around 7 o'clock AM. Carol was already up with the grandkids.

I will close to feel wasted from lack of sleep and too much rich food. Tomorrow is a Thursday.

family
I am down in the lower level where I put the used books I bought today at a big used books sale-here is a list of what I bought this morning-

'Mystery Train: Images Of American In Rock 'N' Roll Music' by Greil Marcus

'Without Sin: The Life And Death Of The Oneida Community' by Spencer Klaw

'The Haunting of Hill House'a novel by Shirley Jackson

'Darkness At Noon' a novel by Arthur Koestler

'Ancestors: A Family History' by William Maxwell

'Slow Learner: Early Stories' by Thomas Pynchon

'The Cornerstone' historical fiction by Zoe Oldenbourg Translated By Edward Hyams

'Roald Dahl's Book of Ghost Stories'

'Coyotes and Town Dogs: Earth First! And The Environmental Movement' by Susan Zakin

'The Life of Saul Bellow: To Fame and Fortune 1915-1964' Volume 1 biography by Zachary Leader

'The New Yorker Book Of War Pieces: London 1939 To Hiroshima 1945'

'Present At The Creation: My Years In The State Department' memoir by Dean Acheson

'Witness' memoir 50th Anniversary Edition by Whittaker Chambers

'Joseph Conrad: The Three Lives' biography by Frederick R. Karl

'The Best Of Beston: A Selection From The Natural World Of Henry Beston' Edited And Introduced By Elizabeth Coatsworth

'The Wages Of Expectation: A Biography Of Edward Dahlberg' by Charles DeFanti

'Walker Percy: A Life' by Patrick Samway, S.J.

'Seven Pillars Of Wisdom: A Triumph' memoir by T.E. Lawrence

'The Assassin's Cloak: An Anthology Of The World Greatest Diarists' Edited by Irene and Alan Taylor

'Novels, Tales, Journeys: The Complete Prose of Alexander Pushkin' A New Translation By Richard Pevear & Larissa Volokhonsky

'Children Of The Sun: A Narrative of "Decadence" in England After 1918' by Martin Green

'The Man Who Saved The Union: Ulysses Grand In War And Peace' by H.W. Brands

'The Strange Ride of Rudyard Kipling: His Life and Works' by Angus Wilson

'Memoirs' Tennessee Williams

'No Direction Home: The Life and Music of Bob Dylan' by Robert Shelton
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