Re: [aloha-donblanding] Po' Old Virgin
- For 25 years that old virgin is obviously well placed in a happy
home.....and the price was right.....
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Sent: Friday, June 08, 2001 12:40 PM
Subject: [aloha-donblanding] Po' Old Virgin
> Hi Keith, et al! My yellowed but well-preserved "Virgin" has had the
> misfortune of falling upon hard times! In her youth, sparkling with
> current wit and soft to the touch, she was the edition printed by
> Henry M. Snyder, copyrighted 1928, 1930 and 1933 by Don Blanding and
> found her way into the hands of a not-too-erudite bookseller who
> called her a "first edition" and wanted $15.00 for her. The poor
> gal obviously languished on a shelf, her face yellowing with time and
> her pages showing her age. She wept as she was marked down to
> $7.50...to her great embarrassment, some heavy hand marked her down
> even further to @2.50! Having fallen into disgrace, she next found
> herself in a dusty box in someone's driveway at the grand price of 25
> cents where KittyKowKow found her, offered a dime and brought her
> home about 25 years ago! She plenny old lady now, that Anne! Karen C.
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