Column: Old encyclopedias treasury of recollections




My wife and I were staring at our bookcase the other day. We used to refer to it as an entertainment center, but the cassette player broke, so now we’re just calling it like it is.

The shelves needed a little rearranging, so I suggested that we bring up a few knickknacks from the basement and get rid of that old set of World Book Encyclopedias.

“Why do we need it?” I asked Mary Ellen. “We have our smartphones, a Kindle and a computer.”

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