Recently I went to the Children’s Museum with Pumpkin. A great place of learning for everyone one. I am a HUGE fan of museums of all types for all ages. While we were there I was pleasantly surprised to discover in the make believe classroom something I grew up with. Not just something but the EXACT same editions.
Does anyone else remember these? We had these two exact same sets in a reverent place in a bookcase in the living room, growing up. We had other sets too. But these two sets were the most used. Encyclopedias were not cheap. I can remember men, probably college students coming to the house trying to sell them. My mother got these at our local A & P grocery store. They would run a special each week and if you spent so much you got a book for a very LARGE discount.
Back then in the days before the internet, people relied on books for their information. Whenever we had a question about something my mother would say let’s go look it up in the Encyclopedia. Oh what great answers we found in those book. When I saw these books I had book envy. I am a bibliophile and I LOVE old books, especially those that remind me of my childhood. My little bit of nostalgia. I guess