Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Seize Good Fortune!

“Only learn to seize good fortune,
for good fortune is always here.”

-Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Yesterday was a day of good fortune! I received a telephone call from the secretary that works at one of my daughter's former schools. (Keep in mind, my daughter has not attended this school in over two years.) This special person obviously has the memory skills of the largest mega-mega hard drive known to man...and for some unknown reason she remembered that I loved old children's books. With this little piece of trivia tucked in the many folds of her brain, she dug up my telephone number and gave me a ringy dingy. She thought I was the lover of books, and wanted me to know the school and church library were being cleaned out and many, many books were going to be destroyed and/or given away, and they were currently on tables in the lobby for anyone to come and get for FREE!

Needless to say, my car was in drive in minimal time. In under 11 minutes the above pile of books was in my trunk. Some dated back to the early 50's. The illustrations and linen covers were awesome!

THE MORAL TO THE STORY: People do listen to what you say...your passion for the "whatever" is remembered by others, and there is always the possibility that this held knowledge by others will result in your good fortune!


5 comments:

Cathy ~ Tadpoles and Teacups said...

Wonderful post!
:)

Cathy ~ Tadpoles and Teacups said...

Wonderful post!
:)

Whitney Johnson said...

That was a lucky day! How wonderful - to make an impression, to be remembered, to have considerate friends. The books look just perfect (very wabi-sabi)!

Utah Grammie said...

Isn't it wonderful to be remembered by friends for what you love?? Lucky you! I can't wait to see what pretties you make of these!
Colleen

Anonymous said...

so does this mean that your daughter is changing schools :(