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#3256 Wilfrid

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Posted 18 October 2018 - 12:37 AM

I had a long discussion about the application of the Kondo method to my library, my case being that it gave me joy because it is a library, not because I might need some volumes, not others.

Which is a flashback to my father telling my teenage self, are you going to read all those books again?

Nobody touching my books, ever.

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Posted 18 October 2018 - 12:41 AM

This is a recurring discussion.    For some four decades.    I have always maintained that there is a time to hold tight and a time to dispose.   Just don't push my timelines.   


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Posted 18 October 2018 - 04:57 AM

Yeah!!!!!! (That’s to Wilf.)
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Posted 18 October 2018 - 05:08 AM

I have a friend who is a few years older but very vital.  For years he's been going to library sales and the few remaining record stores and other places and collecting books, recordings, magazines, etc.  For a time he was very deep on Algonquin Table folks, but he has expanded.  He now has four or five storage lockers he visits periodically to deposit new finds and look through old ones.  God knows what his heirs will do with it all, but the collecting and reading and listening keeps him going.


Then that happened.

 

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#3260 Wilfrid

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Posted 19 October 2018 - 01:38 AM

Yeah!!!!!! (That’s to Wilf.)


Thank you.

#3261 Wilfrid

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Posted 19 October 2018 - 01:40 AM

What happens after one departs is a serious question. You can't just dump thousands of books on an unwitting heir. I have a couple of dozen very valuable items, and some original manuscripts which need to go to the right museum.

Never comes to the top of the to do list.

#3262 StephanieL

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Posted 19 October 2018 - 08:23 PM

One of my uncles died at age 30 from AIDS.  My father ended up disposing of his personal effects, and let's just say there were many things that a 42-year-old straight man had never encountered.


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Posted 10 January 2019 - 07:04 AM

AGGGGGGGGGHHHHHHHHHH!

 

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Posted 10 January 2019 - 12:45 PM

...and a third by Omni. This is amazing!!!