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» Sunday, February 17, 2008
Cloudy Skies and Sunday Excursions
We woke to grey skies that were the harbinger of this afternoon's storms. James made biscuits for breakfast and then we ticked off what was needed: a visit to Costco for milk and other necessities of life (like Prilosec) and also the Sunday paper. But before commencing the chores we decided to have a bit of fun and drove into Buckhead for a stop at Richard's Variety Store. Richard's has all sorts of goofy things along with the type of stuff Woolworth's used to sell, and I was looking for a novelty item for sometime later in the year to accompany a serious gift. We did find one there as well as finding a couple more items for the library "Literary Christmas Tree": a Robin Hood figure and an otter (from Ring of Bright Water).

We had a coupon, so we treated ourselves to ice cream and then drove to the Borders, which usually has books you can find nowhere else. I found a good one: Daily Life in the United States, 1920-1940 and also looked at a couple of others, America 1908: The Dawn of Flight, the Race to the Pole, the Invention of the Model T and the Making of a Modern Nation (but that is still in hardback) and Wait Till Next Year by Doris Kearns Goodwin, who wrote No Ordinary Time, a memoir of growing up in the 1950s in Brooklyn as a baseball fan.

The sky darkened as the afternoon proceeded and by three, when we arrived at Costco, it was starting to rain. We picked up the newspaper on the way home. Not much later, except for the tornado-watch hour keeping an eye on the radar with one hand on a flashlight as the lights faded in and out: had home-made open-faced roast beef sandwiches, watched a Jeff Foxworthy comedy routine, and discovered that When Weather Changed History was not on tonight.

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