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It’s been a while…

It’s been a while

ORIGINAL POST: Sunday May 9, 2010

I know it’s been a while since I’ve posted anything here. It’s just a heck of a past couple months. Income tax came and went, and I was able to get some things accomplished. My Vegas trip was not one of them. No matter how hard I tried, it just didn’t happen. Oh well, maybe it just wasn’t meant to be.

I brought my girls to the public library today, and as I sit here typing this I realize that the world is changing. When I was their age (I know so many people love to hear that phrase), we didn’t have computers where we could look up books. We had a card catalog with actual drawers and cards! We had to know how to read the Dewey Decimal System! Granted the librarians were and still are always helpful, but some of us just wanted the satisfaction of finding it ourselves. We were expected to be so quiet you could hear a pin drop. Not now, not that I mind a little noise in the library. However, the noises you hear now are nowhere near the same. There are small children playing & running, the clicks of people like me on their laptops (whether writing a term paper or looking at Facebook), and parents helping their children find the very same books that they read as children.

This will become a once a week venture for our family. They have their own library cards now, since they are students they can get them for free. As they find their books and play some games on the computers here, I’ll sit and write…something I love to do but hardly find time to anymore. Maybe that will change also.

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