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mummies, books

Z. and I went to see Mummies of the World.  Some interesting mummies, some of the famous ones, some of the Peruvian ones, etc.  But not as many as we'd expected.

After, we were able to catch the last 15 minutes of the butterfly garden.  I figure I must have had a happy childhood, since being surrounded by butterflies reminds me of it.  We actually did have a lot of butterflies when I was a kid, and I would play on the hill to the river and butterflies would land on me.

Then it was a trip to Renaissance Books.  Which is a scary, dusty building that makes my garage look tidy.  But, it has books  everywhere, and one feels compelled to dig through the layers and see what can be found.

My purchases:
Insect Pests in Museums, David Pinniger.
Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds, Charles Mackay.  1995 reprint of 1852 book.
Iowa Official Register, 1901.
Disraeli and Gladstone, D.C. Somervell
Classics Illustrated:  Cleopatra, H. Rider Haggard.  1961.
Literary Treasures of 1927, from Hearst's International - Cosmpolitan Magazine, numbered copy 3278 of only 5000.

I intend to give the Iowa Official Register to Mom.  It has names and quite a lot of detail, from not too long after the family moved to the area.  Mom can maybe use it for her family history, and when she's done with it, she can give it to the local library or county museum.

Mom's landlord was cleaning out his shed, and there was an old single-speed tandem bicycle.  Mom's saved it for.me.
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