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throw me a life line

It is in the flow of my ordinary middle class American Christian evangelical existence 4:39 PM Wednesday late afternoon. It is still cold and gray outside. I did do some yard work this afternoon. I mowed our front lawn and raked leaves. I cleared the front of our house of dead leaves and put them in a garbage container to be picked up this coming Friday. We have street cleaners that go through town and sucks all the leaves off the curbs. The city of Holland is a very clean city compared to other Michigan cities. I suppose Holland is a product of clean Dutch Reformed culture. Holland is a good town to raise a family in if that is what you are seeking in this fleeting life.

I did make a decision after doing yard work to visit just one near by thrift store to look at their used books. I found these used books today for our library-

'Goodbye to All That' autobiography by Robert Graves

'Einstein: The Life and Times' biography by Ronald W. Clark

'I Lock My Door Upon Myself' a novella by Joyce Carol Oates

'The Assignation: Stories' by Joyce Carol Oates

'Dorothy And Red' a biography by Vincent Sheean (Dorothy Thompson & Sinclair Lewis (Red) married)

'Old Glory: An American Voyage' travel memoir by Jonathan Raban

'The Kennedy's: An American Drama' biography by Peter Collier & David Horotwitz

'Newton and the Counterfeiter: The Unknown Detective Career of the World's Greatest Scientist' by Thomas Levenson

'Eliot Porter American Places' photographs Text by Wallace Stegner & Page Stegner

'The Art Of The Popes From The Vatican Collection' Edited by Maurizio Fagiolo dell'Arco

'The Americans: Fifty Talks on our life and times' by Alistair Cooke

I got all these used books for $5.00 because for every two books I bought I got one free/paperbacks twenty five cents and hardbacks were fifty cents. Made out like a crazy old book freak today. This coming Friday I will go to a local Bazaar where among a ton of other stuff there will be tables of used books for sale. After visiting this Bazaar I have to volunteer at the local library used bookstore from 10 AM till 1 PM. Carol is off this coming Thursday and Friday. There is always hope for something to happen.

Before doing yard work this afternoon I read some of the book, 'The Lonely City: Adventures In The Art Of Being Alone' by Olivia Laing.
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