Saturday, May 17, 2008

Library Book Sale

Maybe you've heard of the Lancaster Library Book Sale, or maybe you haven't. For those who have, nothing more needs to be said. For those who haven't, let me explain really briefly: It involves a lot of books.

The Language & Reference section. I love it.

Gary, appreciator of fine books, made himself right at home in the nonfiction section.

After spending a few hours browsing books, Josiah and I finally decided we should go home. On the way to my car, I snapped the above picture.

In fact, we lingered so long at the book sale that by the time we got home, the family had long ago finished supper. They left our food warming on the stove for us, but amidst all the excitement of a busy evening, it, well... sort of dried out.

Ben, hungry and desperate, vainly tried to salvage his supper. But alas, it was like trying to get blood out of a turnip. In other words, there was no hope for those poor peas.


Michaelmthomas said...

Ben, you might also want to consider the carcinogenic implications of eating overly burnt-sitting-to-long on the stove peas.

Carmen said...

I have more than heard of the book sale--I've been there! I am really glad of it too!

I have one little quarrel to pick with you on your caption of the photo of Dad. You (intentionally or not) made it sound as though nonfiction is the only category that can be classified as "fine books." Now, if I thought you really had meant that, I would be outraged :-).

Benjamin E. said...

Carmen, I'm so sorry if I caused you any emotional upheaval by my reference to nonfiction. While nonfiction certainly has a lot of fine literature in it, many other genres do too. I'm sure the books you purchased at the book sale were wonderful, even if they weren't from the nonfiction section. j/k!

Benjamin E. said...

"carcinogenic"? Wow, I've added a new word to my vocabulary. Thanks bro!

Abigail said...

Alas, it was one of those days that a cook dreads (as do those on the receiving end of the meal) the peas were burnt, the gravy was, uh, hardly resembling gravy, and, well, never mind. But at least we saved you some nice know to kinda offset the peas. :-)