May 17th, 2021

moths drink the tears of sleeping birds

It is 2:43 PM Monday afternoon here in West Michigan. It is warm cloudy day. It has been predicted to get in the 80's this week. Summer 2021 is quickly approaching.

I got up this morning around 5:30 AM. Carol was already up when I got home. Carol goes to bed early usually and gets up early. She likes the quiet of the early morning hours/to get up just like the birds.

Yesterday the kids got Ollie so this morning there was no Ollie to greet us. Since I got up so early I went back to bed and got up around 9:05 AM. I decided to take a van load of books to the Gateway Center, so I did that. It was very painful experience giving away my books, a very sad day. But I am thankful the books still in our possession. We never know when the Government will come in and take our books.

This morning I also did some errands and stopped at thrift stores to look at their used books. I found three old used books at the Salvation Army thrift store-

'The Merchant Bankers' History of Banking/Biography by Joseph Wechsberg

'Sarajevo Marlboro' Stories by Miljenko Jergtovic Translated by Stela Tomasevic

'American Slavery, American Freedom' American History by Edmond S. Morgan

When I got home from my errands I ate lunch and have been reading from a book of stories by Josep Pla titled, 'Life Embitters' Translated from the Catalan by Peter Bush.

Carol has come down with a cold and has been sleeping all afternoon. Hope her cold is not deadly.
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Monday Reads & Another Progress Report On The New Library



Monday Reads & Another Progress Report On The New Library

'Life Embitters' Stories by Josep Pla Translated from the Catalan by Peter Bush published by Archipelago Books 2015

'Essayism On Form, Feeling, And Nonfiction' by Brian Dillon (New York Review Books)

'Collected Sermons of James Durham 61 Sermons' Reformation Heritage Books

'The Merchant Bankers' History of Banking by Joseph Wechsberg

'Sarajevo Marlboro' Stories by Miljenko Jergovic Translated by Stela Tomasevic published by Archipelago Books

'American Slavery, American Freedom' American History by Edmund S. Morgan

Hear what the voice from Heav’n proclaims,
For all the pious dead;
Sweet is the savor of their names,
And soft their sleeping bed.

They died in Jesus, and are blest;
How kind their slumbers are!
From sufferings and from sins released,
And freed from every snare.

Far from this world of toil and strife,
They’re present with the Lord;
The labors of their mortal life
End in a large reward.
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