Our local Half Priced Books used books chain bought a lot of the Penguin paperback book archives. I stopped by their flagship store, where these wonderful novels from the 30s, 40s, 50s and 60s were on sale for as little as three dollars each. They were wonderful! I bought a lot, as well as two dulcimer books, and "positively fourth street", which I read over Persian food.
The new dulcimer plays very sweetly. I have "Boil them Cabbage Down" just about learned, while "Amazing Grace" still needs a bit of work. My niece and I played my autoharp (I did the buttons, she did the strings) on a rousing "Amazing Grace" and "Michael Row the Boat Ashore" medley this morning.
We picked up iced latte for my wife, who was sleeping in a bit. Then my Ford buyer showed up and loaded the old Crown Victoria onto a car trailer for its long trip to Trinity, Texas. He even had one official transfer form I lacked, and was really a class act.
I'm off to paint now.