The Week In Seven Photos

It’s happened again, another favorite thing coming to an end.  One would think that by middle age the adjustment would be easier, but I can honestly say that after many years I still have not adjusted to the closing of my favorite local independent bookstore and market.  I have discovered that for a few sporting events in the area, tickets will only be accepted on your phone and they will no longer issue printed tickets (except, of course, for a commemorative ticket for season ticket holders) and for decades I have loved using my ticket stubs for bookmarks.

This weekend is the big football rivalry matchup between the Michigan State Spartans and Michigan Wolverines and I will be looking fondly at my 2001 MSU “Clockgate” ticket stub bookmark for one of the more memorable games in the series while reading A Superior Death, which I discovered on a bookshelf recently while trying to make room for new books.

I’ve about ran out of book space without adding more bookcases and soon may be spending more time at the library, unless we win that big lottery jackpot and then there will definitely be a library room addition to the house.

   Over the next few weeks I may need to take a beginners knitting class 

or spend more time outdoors enjoying autumn, since the phone will not stop ringing at home.  I have also discovered that the whole new generation of people who enjoy having their tickets on their phone, no longer have a landline.  This means that during election season that their phone numbers are not on the call lists to receive political calls from a vast number of sources and that those of us with landlines are receiving all their extra calls, all day and night.

One item that I have discovered over the years that I wish we had when I was growing up is the outdoor inflatable decorations.  I would currently have a few, but Gabby constantly barks at the displays in the other yards while driving around.


15 Comments Add yours

  1. Sorry about the bookstore, but what a library!

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    1. I loved that bookstore and I’m sure I would have needed new bookcases a few years ago if it was still around.📖🙂


      1. So sorry it’s closing!

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  2. scifihammy says:

    Another interesting read. 🙂
    I hear you about modern “improvements”. What a pity you won’t have a book mark keepsake.
    And yes, I’d also like a library room! 😀

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    1. Thank you!🙂 I love my bookmark collection and will miss the old tickets. I bought extra lottery tickets and I’ve been looking at designs for that new library room.📖😁

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      1. scifihammy says:

        haha I wish you Good Luck. 😀

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      2. Nobody won, but we already have our lucky tickets for the next drawing.😁

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      3. scifihammy says:

        Excellent. 😀

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  3. How sad it is to see our bookstores disappear. I feel i need to buy all the books that still exist in case no one else will ever value them again and like you I am fast running out of house to keep them in!

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    1. I loved all the mornings my mother and I wandered through that bookstore over the years and it was always impossible to just leave with one book.📖🙂


  4. jillslawit says:

    Grrr modern technology replacing ‘hard-copy’. There is nothing like rummaging through old shelves of books stacked tight in row after row. Bookshops are essential. So are real tickets. What will they bring apps of next???

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    1. I love all my gadgets, but I’ll never prefer reading a book on one. I love roaming through bookstores and seeing all the great book displays and discovering some new author or topic.🙂

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  5. plaidcamper says:

    I prefer a real book to e-readers, but lack of space (and a remote location) has meant I get more books from the e-library than the bookstore these days…

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    1. I love my book collection and continue to prefer real books, but I have been known to go on little shopping sprees on my e-readers.😁


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