Monday, August 20, 2012

August Happiness Challenge -- Day 19

Today's Happiness: Second hand books. I bought a copy of the popular biography of Obama's mother, A Singular Woman, for $2 at my local library book sale. I picked it up to put it in my briefcase and a note fell out: Happy belated birthday to Nancy from Dani. Nancy's gift was so late because Dani's life has been "a gerbil wheel," including a vacation to Montreal, business trips to Sengal (!) and Uganda (!) and the purchase of a new condo in DC. Dani's siblings have been busy, too: Mark finally married his girlfriend and now has a teenaged stepdaughter, Suzy and Kris are good and busy with their kids, and Gene had chemo this past spring to treat a small site on his lung. And, like me, Dani has a hard time battling her weight and meeting nice men.
There's such a romance to second hand books.



  1. Anonymous12:36 PM

    This is exactly the reason I love second hand books, or books from the library. People are always putting stuff in them (to use as bookmarks I guess) and forget them.

  2. Anonymous2:28 PM

    What a great find. Even when it's just a name, bookplate, or bookmark/receipt, THAT story is just as interesting.