Our power went out this past week due to the storms coming through. Fortunately it only went out for about 4 hours so it wasn’t a big deal but I wanted to read and my light was less than wonderful. No sitting out on the porch because it was pouring rain and blowing like crazy. I had a little book light that was less than helpful so I found a large print book that I had gotten at the AAUW Used Book Sale to put in the Connestee Library. The print was large enough that I could read it in the fading light.
As I opened the book I discovered a blast from the past.
Remember these? Little library card pockets where the library card could slip easily inside?
Oh my goodness. September 1996. When I first saw the date I thought “that wasn’t that long ago”. But in reality is WAS. Oh my goodness.
Where were you in 1996? I was living in Freeport, Illinois. We had two elementary aged children. My daddy had passed away 2 years earlier. I was the ripe old age of 36. Wow.
My look at the library card pocket evoked a lot of memories, let me tell you.
Librarians like Mrs. Chandler.
Taking the boys to Story Hour and having to peel glue off their fingers after their craft time.
But always the love of books and the memories of the awesomeness of libraries.
I love happy memories that pop up when I see something like this library book pocket.
What have you seen lately that brought a smile to your face and evoked memories of the past? I would love to hear about it so please leave me a comment and Comment for a Cause for Ohio Northern University.