On Thu, 13 May 2010, Old Pif wrote:
> On May 13, 7:53 pm, "Me, ...again!" mv.com> wrote:
>> I'm pleased as punch. Got at excellent bargain price: $50 for all 24
> Congratulations! Where do you keep your (enormous) library?
Actually, I'm having a problem finding places these days. We have books,
now, in every room, including 1/2 the garage. I'm guessing we're around
5,000-6,000 books, now. 1500 in special collection, my 1,200 history+,
1000 cookbooks, 1000 medical/reference/toy/antique books, bunch more in
misc/overflow. Another 1,000+ on the floors. Else? We have no lists.
However, I did visit a guy in Ohio who was "worse" than me in collecting.
In every room of his house, on every wall in every room, were bookshelves
from floor to ceiling, filled with books. Even the basement. All over the
basement. I mean...ALL...over the basement.
>> The lunch was outstanding, too.
> Any wine while dining?
No. Coffee for me ($3/cup) and water for wife. Burger: $10, Caesars Salad
$7 (best I've ever had), wife's dish: $10 (some kind of seafood, I
forgot). Sales tax about $3. Added tip, too, on top of bill.
We used to go to this "inn" some 15-25 years ago, for sunday
brunch/buffett, fairly often. Classic, old, elegant, stately.
It had a lot of meaning for me. There were a few other sunday brunch
places we used to go to around there, too. Brings back memories for me.
Also, reminds me of a dinner we had at another old, stately "inn" in
Virginia. Very long ago. Nice long delicious meal, and accompanied by a
female (young-attractive, too) singer who played a guitar, softly while
singing, for all of us in the room. Priceless experience.