Its Been So Long I Feel Like a stranger Here. But time flies when you’re having fun. And I’ve been having fun this summer. 🙂
But, fun aside, I decided to clear out some of the books that clutter my study ( my studio, my bedroom, and every other room in my house ). Since I sell books from my booth at AMELIA’S ATTIC ANTIQUES, it only makes sense to dispose of them there.
In the chore of gathering the ones I might be able to part with, I began thumbing through the third book I pulled out. The title still intrigued me as it did twenty something years ago when I acquired it. It’s really not a book, just a binder with metal posts that holds monthly newsletters that were distributed to employees as an encouragement to work at their best and as a team.
I found this publication in Archer City, Texas, in a bookstore owned by famous author, Larry McMurtry ( Lonesome Dove among many other of his titles ). He turned the small town where he was born into a ‘bookstore town’. I could spend days there . . . sigh.
‘Constructive Talks To Pivot Men’. Now isn’t that an interesting title? I paid several dollars for the book back when, and it is now listed on Ebay between $50 and $65 dollars. Hmm, I could make a little profit.
But as I leafed through the pages, I realized that the information was as relevant today as it was when it was published in 1925. I sat down and began to read, then the thought crossed my mind—I can’t sell this book! I want to share it. I think anyone benefits by taking a step back into time now and then. I sure do.
With the trusty ole’ IPhone, I took pics to share some of the topics. I love the illustrations too!
A Pivot Man ( or woman ) is someone who instigates a turning point, one who makes a difference in a constructive way . . . this works in any business, school, church group or other public gatherings where team work is vital to the good of all the people concerned.
All Pivot Persons— move forward! 🙂
Until next time, stay cool, eat healthy and keep God in your plans! 🙂 🙂 🙂 MaryJ
Very interesting Mary. Thank you for sharing from your library. I think of you often. I hope to see you again soon. I’m stumbling forward, with God’s help. ❤
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Thank you, Laurette! It’s good to hear from you and glad you are moving forward—no matter how you’re doing it—though I doubt the stumbling! But do hope the writing is going well. 🙂
What an interesting book! I think you should keep it and keep sharing it. Thank you!
Thanks, Kristi! It is a very interesting book, and I do plan to keep it—it’s filled with so many good ideas to write about!
What an interesting post. You are such an amazing writer. Thanks for sharing! Just cleaned out my books. It was hard but I’ve run out of room.
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Thank you, Jenny! 🙂 Isn’t it the hardest thing for book lovers to part with a book, even when they begin to take over the house?
Mare, your writing does make a person stop and think! Love the old book and illustrations…….I’d have a hard time selling it as well. ((:
It’s back on my bookshelf—for now, anyway! 🙂