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2000:  The Americanization of Emily
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Who Was that Masked Man?
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2004: Sir Arthur and His Court
2005: Paranoia
2006: 17 Miles and Then Some More
2007: Tea Totalling
2008: Play It Again, Sam
2009:  Feelin' Good
2010:  Rain, Rain, Don't Go Away
2011:  Sharing.
2012: Sometimes I'm a Quitter

2014: The Good Times
2015  95 and Counting
2016: 90 Year Olds
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One of "Those" Days

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The Humans
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 Updated 9/20
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25 October 2019

The library is pretty much finished.  Ned has started to arrange it in a more logical way, putting all like-books together, etc.  I just love it.  It's so nice to be able to find books that have, for decades, been hidden upstairs behind other books.

(Note "Delicate Pooh" in his newly shined jar on the top shelf!)

We have lots and lots of books about San Francisco, which were in all sorts of places.  I thought I had written here about Emperor Norton, the Emperor of the United States and Protector of Mexico, but maybe I didn't.  However, Emperor Norton is always mentioned with Bummer and Lazarus, two stray dogs that roamed the streets of San Francisco in the early 1860s. Recognized for their unique bond and their prodigious rat-killing ability, they became a fixture of city newspapers, were exempted from local ordinances, and immortalized in cartoons.  And actually the dogs didn't really have anything to do with Emperor Norton, but they were around the city in about the same era.

San Francisco has always been famous for it's eclectic characters!

I knew I had a book about Bummer and Lazarus...somewhere... and it has turned up with all the other San Francisco books now in the library.

This is not ALL of our books, but it's now most of them.  Ned even moved the books in my office to the library.  By moving those books, he was able to move many of my photo albums, which have been upstairs for years, into this office, where I can reach them.

The white binders are all for Compassion kids, the photo albums on the lower shelf.  Having them all at my fingertips probably means that there will be a lot more old photos in FTW entries in the coming weeks.

One of the scrapbooks that turned up in this batch is one I'd never seen before, which it looks like my father made of newspaper articles about historic San Francisco.  I'm sorry I can't reproduce the whole thing for the "San Francisco Remembered" group on Facebook, but I did take pictures of some of the more interesting pages.

The scrapbook that hasn't turned up yet is one I misplaced about a year or so ago, my mother's scrapbook.  I know it's here SOMEWHERE and have told Ned to keep an eye out for it.

Now that we are starting to arrange things to settle in, it's kind of nice.  Still boxes around, but "a few" rather than "a lot."  Nice.



Bouncer tends to lunge at Polly at mealtime (theirs and ours)
So Polly has taken to hiding in my office and watching to see if we have food for her.

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