A Visit from Seth's Namer

Another Walking Home Story

Not infrequently, people in my neighborhood put unwanted “stuff” on the sidewalk—anything from discarded sofas to tired pots and pans.  Walking home one early evening last week, I noticed a beautifully dressed, young, perhaps Indian, woman, looking over a carton of give-away books.

I stopped to see what caught her eye and noticed that the box was full of cookbooks.  She had picked up The Joy of Cooking, a staple in every kitchen (including mine) for generations.  I told her that my copy was about as worn as the one she held in her hand.  I added that people probably don’t buy cookbooks so much now because of the Internet.

She took it anyway.


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I buy at least 6 cookbooks a year! Have two on order and have a few others in mind!

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