I had my gate pass with me this morning, so I turned and walked outside the 2nd street gate at Oak Ave., and browsed around the neatly kept neighborhood. I walked past a man sitting on a park bench, with his right arm in a sling, typing on his laptop computer. “I bet you’re right handed,” I said as I walked by. “You’ve got that right,” he said, going back to his one finger typing.
I looked at the lake for awhile then turned south on Park Avenue;.very nice new homes (about 10 years old) on that street. Then I passed a “little free library.” Take a book, return a book. I’d seen them on the internet but had never actually stopped to look and borrow. It had about 12 books behind a glass door, well protected from the elements.
This one is from Pinterest—I didn’t have my camera with me. But it was very simple.
I selected, The complete guide to walking for health, weight loss and fitness. With bursitis and asthma, my walking days are probably numbered, but I thought I’d take a look. Can’t resist a library. There were actually some pretty nice books—I saw C.S. Lewis and John Grisham, and a few others. Lakeside has two volunteer libraries, one at the Methodist Church and one at the Women’s Club, plus there is one in Marblehead. We also have a nice bookstore with both new and used books. And of course, yard sales, like the one where I bought the 1934 Reader’s Digest.
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