Good morning! Today I was visiting favorite blogs and came upon this post in which Sheila, of Book Journey, shared about some book treasures.
That conversation triggered some memories for me. I’m pretty sure I’ve posted about these two old books, but it’s been quite awhile ago.
These book treasures came to me from my mother, who received them when she was a child in 1921. I read them as a child, too; in fact, I read them over and over.
They became quite shabby and the bindings were coming undone, so when I happened upon a job in a library, between high school and college, I took them to be repaired. I had learned how to fix bindings in the course of my work there, so I was proud to be able to complete this task.
When my mother gave them to me to keep, about a year before she died, she remarked upon my repairing them all those years ago, which told her how much the books meant to me.
They now hold pride of place next to my own creations and a few other books.
Do you have any special book treasures? I hope you’ll stop by and share about them…and visit Sheila, too.