Choosing A Bible

In "The Wide, Wide World", by Susan Warner, [a best-seller in its day, and still worth reading, either for the religious views, as an example of the popular literature of the 19th century, or just for the story] there is a scene where Ellen and her mother have gone to a bookshop so Ellen can … Continue reading Choosing A Bible

Mom Was A Phillumenist

Yes, in her teen years, Mom was a phillumenist. In other words, as I mentioned in my recent post, "Collection Of Collections", she collected matchbook covers. When I wrote that post, I didn't know the word for matchbook cover collectors. I found that word, and nineteen others, in this article. I wanted a word, a … Continue reading Mom Was A Phillumenist