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Saturday, January 28, 2012

We Got Us Some Valentines

Last year this was a key chain.  I never listed it and decided to remake it into a necklace.
It cracks me up. 
 It was cut out of an old Harold Robbins novel.  
He was the "hot" romance/trash novelist of the time in the 60's and 70's.  
Pretty racy stuff back then.
I added some fun old beads.
It's really long, too.
I have no idea WHAT this woman is doing.
I thought the picture was great, though.
More Romance.
This came out of a less trashy romance novel.
Romance novels are very popular at the library where I work.
The funny part is so many of the women who read them
apologize for checking them out!
This always makes me laugh.
And I say,
"We just check out your materials.  We don't judge."
Then I wink and tell them to enjoy it.

The sweetest library story about romance novels is this one.

An older woman who has long since passed on used to 
check out a lot of them.  She was so much fun.  I really miss her.
She was very outspoken and would just blurt out the most 
hilarious things.

One day, she says,
"Do you know why I read this junk?"
I didn't know what to say.
So, I kept quiet and smiled.
She said,
I want to remember
what it was like."

That always brings a smile to my face.
A little tear to my eye.

She was a wonderful lady.
And that - is a wonderful memory.


Jennifer @ Town and Country Living said...

Kathy, you never cease to amaze me. These are all beautiful!

Mac n' Janet said...

I don't read them, but I don't judge, I read a bit of everything except romances or chick lit.

Cameron said...

What a sweet story mixed in with your smut....not unlike a real romance novel :)
I hope someone thinks of me someday the way you remember this Dear Lady....what a wonderful thing that is....

Kim Mailhot said...

Fantastique !!! Bravo ! Formidable !

Love these Valentine's Day Treats. I have been known to check out a trashy novel now and again. Hey, I'm 46, not dead ! ;-)

Have a great week !

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Hope you have a wonderful day,

Chris said...

Hi Kathy, I really enjoyed your blog. I recently retired from our local Public Library after working there for 25 years and I too miss the patrons, especially those who had a little zip to them, LOL I love all the beautiful jewelry also. Did you make it all? Thanks for sharing. I have recently found your blog and am now following you, and will visit often. Please stop by my blog and perhaps you would like to follow me also. Have a wonderful day. Hugs, Chris