The TBR Pile Grows Again!
So… a few books have come into my apartment… some are “used” some are new. The new ones are Speaking from Among the Bones (a Flavia mystery) and from a proper book store: The Black House. (gift certificate). The others were used books.
Most of them will work for RIP if I can hold off that long!
Then there is one other new book. A friend from California sent me an Amazon gift certificate (think she knows me??). Kris W., my young “let’s go to the movies” buddy from out west.
Anyway: I’ve been wanting this little book about New Providence (NJ) where I grew up. I had already known that there were photo’s from the 1800’s on up of the town. And that many homes and bldgings I knew still existed there. So I thought “one day I will get this book” because I love the town I grew up in. And so when Kris W. sent the gift I sent for the book… it was all I imagines..and more.!
I was looking at all the photo’s and trying to vision the parts of town when they were still dirt roads and recognizing many homes/ buildings when I turned the page.. page 35 to be exact…
There stood 10 young people listed at school guards…
And before my very eyes stood my mother! I had never seen a photo of her so young! Only after she had my brother did I see any photo’s.. but she had not changed!
This is my mother. A school guard. Standing in front of the same Elementary school I went to. I never saw my mother before she was a mom…and with her hair worn down!… my brother looked exactly like her when he was very young!… I wonder what she would think if she were alive to see a photo of herself in a book!…It makes me wish, so much, that I knew information about my mother and father and grandparents. All I know is my mother was adopted by George and Gertrude Osborn of New Providence… I will always wish I knew my “history”.. good, bad or indifferent.. I wish I knew.
So… one never knows what will happen when you open a book to read!