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Thursday, May 16, 2013
'As we lay stone on stone'
Howard has the greatest book lying around the house and today, lying around the house myself in convalescent mode, I took a peek at it. Above is a picture of the first page. When you open the book that is what you see! This beautiful quote.
"See! This our father did for us."
Then it gets better! You turn the page ...
And you see ...
This book is copyright 1923. Howard says it has chapters in which it complains about how current houses are made shoddily next to houses of the past. I love that.
Most of all I love the high-minded quote. I love books that begin with high-minded quotes. It is like "The Joy of Cooking," which begins with a great one:
"That which thy fathers have bequeathed to thee Earn it anew, if thou wouldst possess it." -- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
There was this book I read on the art of soap making that began with a quote from St. Paul. I loved that! Unfortunately it had to go back to the library so I cannot quote it.
I will have to find a splendidly high-minded quote with which to begin my book on Leonard Pennario.