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finding a home for some of my treasures....

Thursday, December 27, 2012

emoticon We treasure books at our house. More than gold or clothes or most belongings. Over the years we have developed collections on different themes. DH has a Religious Christianity collection; an England/British collection; etc. etc.
A collection grows from presents of new books; some we buy; some we get from used book sales; or throw aways. etc.
emoticon emoticon emoticon One of my collections was on history. I so wanted to find a good home for them! And I wanted to donate them before Dec. 31st , 2012 to a charity. Mostly I wanted a place where they would care about them as I have done.
emoticon I worked all night updating my list, and then placing books into boxes to go to their new home. (I did find a few missing and will look for them)
emoticon And this afternoon we drove to meet up with the Director of the Eden Valley Enterprises, who was delighted to receive the books, VHS tapes, etc. She does programs on history and is enthusiastic and knowledgeable. emoticon We are so happy 45 books found a good home. It's a relief. emoticon
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BLACK-SWAN 1/1/2013 2:33PM

    so, how many pounds did you lose?? emoticon

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DR1939 12/29/2012 12:16PM

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GOSPELCLOWN 12/28/2012 6:27PM

    When things find a welcome home, I feel glad. We have many books on computer programs. I've never touched them, but my fella thinks they are great.

I have sewing and cross stitch books. emoticon

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TATTER3 12/28/2012 11:07AM

    I admire you...I can't stand to give up any of my books. My mother's is on the shelves...but most of mine are in boxes. My hope/dream/plan is to have a library that is fully organized...but that's for another day. Glad you found a lover of the word.

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CARRAND 12/27/2012 8:17PM

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What a great idea. We have thousands of books in the house. I'm working at getting them organized.

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MNABOY 12/27/2012 7:57PM

    My DW has collections of literature tomes as well as 20+ copies of various plays, novels etc that she would buy for classes when the library had one copy. Real books are space takers it seems. I have a large collection of railroad books that I plan to donate later.

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PATRICIAAK 12/27/2012 5:36PM

    I, too, love books and had to find new homes for my collection a couple of years ago as I went from a home to an apartment. Many went to my children and grandchildren.

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JULIA1154 12/27/2012 5:31PM

  It sounds as though all your research really paid off and that your treasured volumes will continue to be used as well as treasured. I'm sure that makes it a lot easier to embrace your decision to live without them.

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CAROLJ35 12/27/2012 5:28PM

    Not always easy to find homes for good books. DH just put out a lot of his Civil War books at yard sale and they went for a few dollars each. Just can't keep them all.

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PICKIE98 12/27/2012 5:22PM

    Yahoooo!! I live to read!! Sometimes local skill centers or alternative educations schools would love those cherished books..
I take mine to teh library and if they refuse them, I use my local freecycle.org to give them to somebody who appreciates them as much as I do.
Some of my book collections are civil war, Clive Cussler fiction, Celebrity autobiographies, and religious biographies.

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