Thursday, 11 October 2007

Thirty Years of Old Farmer's Almanacs...

...in one box!

I'm missing 1960, 1965 and 1969, but I have the rest of that decade, plus the 70s and the 80s. I always had the 1990s and this part of this century, but I was missing 1990. Now I have that, too. Life is good!

Besides beefing up the last five (almost) decades, I have a few others: 1858, 1879, 1883, 1890, 1902, 1903, 1910, 1916, 1938, 1946, 1958. I think... I'm not looking at all of them. Had I not gone on ebay I would be $300 richer but as it is, I am very, very happy with my purchases and apparently, the sellers are happy with me.

I find it completely amazing that I have held in my hands (and own) almanacs that my forebears before me may have held. Maybe someone related to me in 1883 was relying on this almanac for his or her farming needs. Tell me that is not incredible...

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