Tuesday, April 19, 2016

It’s time to go, volumes of old books: 210/365

     Many of us have sets of books from long ago. Ours were handed down by my in-laws. All with works of James Fenimore Cooper, (as well as William Shakespeare and George Elliot). As I boxed the volumes (there must have been 40volumes but I didn’t count) I thought of these prolific authors, writing long-hand--no computer, no multiple drafts. It was a different way back then with pen in hand, Cooper in the nineteenth century, Shakespeare in the sixteenth and early seventeenth.
     We will store these books in the barn until our son takes them away to hand down to his children. Meanwhile, the shelves are empty, ready to be filled with a few books we are not ready to get rid of yet.