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Old 03-01-2004, 06:29 PM   #1
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I went to the bookstore today and as usual spent too much $$ on books. Someone at my church told me to read "Selecting the Pope" as a companion to a history class series that we're having after the Sunday evening mass. It's at Barnes and Nobles, so I went there. They also had a book about St. Augustine, another book about Catholicism, and a history of Alabama. I'm trying to dig up my ancestors and the book has alot of information about the early years of European settlements of the state. When will I ever read all of these books? I don't know. I'll always be a book junkie.
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I spent $20 on magazines yesterday because they mentioned Ryan.

Which one of us has the bigger problem?
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We both have big problems.
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Books, cds and shoes...I can't stop buying them.

Today I bought 'A Light in the Attic' by Shel Silverstein. It's a book of poems and drawings for kids.
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Books, cds and shoes...I can't stop buying them.

Today I bought 'A Light in the Attic' by Shel Silverstein. It's a book of poems and drawings for kids.
I think Shel is brilliant ... who else could write poignant books for both children and Playboy.
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I think Shel is brilliant ... who else could write poignant books for both children and Playboy.
Funny you should mention that. After I purchased the book the salesclerk told me about him writing/drawing for Playboy. She said 'I always wait until after the customer has paid'. She then told me that this book was banned in some places because of a poem that encourages children to break dishes. I laughed and told her 'if that's the worst thing any of my kids ever do, I'll be laughing...'

By the way, my kids love the book!!!
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Shel Silverstein also wrote "A Boy Named Sue."
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Shel Silverstein also wrote "A Boy Named Sue."
I didn't know that...enjoy

BOY NAMED SUE
My daddy left home when I was three,
And he didn't leave much to Ma and me...
Just this old guitar and an empty bottle of booze.
Now, I don't blame him cause he run and hid,
But the meanest thing that he ever did
Was before he left, he went and named me 'Sue'.

Well, he must o' thought that is was quite a joke,
And it got a lot of laughs from a' lots of folk.
It seems I had to fight my whole life through.
Some gal would giggle and I'd get red,
And some guy'd laugh and I'd bust his head.
I tell ya, life ain't easy for a boy named 'Sue'.

Well, I grew up quick and I grew up mean,
My fist got hard and my wits got keen.
I'd roam from town to town to hide my shame.
But I made me a vow to the moon and stars
That I'd search the honky-tonks and bars,
And kill that man that give me that awful name.

Well, it was Gatlinburg in mid-July
And I just hit town, and my throat was dry.
I thought I'd stop and have myself a brew.
At an old saloon on a street of mud,
There at a table, dealing stud,
Sat the dirty, mangy dog that named me 'Sue'.

Well, I knew that snake was my own sweet dad
From a worn-out picture that my mother'd had,
And I knew that scar on his cheek and his evil eye.
He was big and bent and gray and old,
And I looked at him and my blood ran cold,
And I said: "My name is 'Sue!' How do you do! Now you gonna die!"

Well, I hit him hard right between the eyes,
And he went down, but, to my surprise,
He come up with a knife and cut off a piece of my ear.
But I busted a chair right across his teeth
And we crashed through the wall and into the street
Kicking and a' gouging in the mud and the blood and the beer.

I tell ya, I've fought tougher men,
But I really can't remember when,
He kicked like a mule and he bit like a crocodile.
I heard him laugh and then I heard him cuss,
He went for his gun and I pulled mine first,
He stood there lookin' at me and I saw him smile.

And he said: "Son, this world is rough,
And if a man's gonna make it, he's gotta be tough,
And I know I wouldn't be there to help ya along.
So I give ya that name and I said good-bye.
I knew you'd have to get tough or die,
And it's that name that helped to make you strong."

He said: "Now you just fought one hell of a fight,
And I know you hate me, and you got the right
To kill me now, and I wouldn't blame you if you do.
But ya ought to thank me, before I die,
For the gravel in ya guts and the spit in ya eye
Cause I'm the son-of-a-bitch that named you 'Sue'."

I got all choked up and I threw down my gun
And I called him my pa, and he called me his son,
And I come away with a different point of view.
And I think about him, now and then,
Every time I try and every time I win,
And if I ever have a son, I think I'm gonna name him
Bill or George! Anything but sue! I still hate that name!
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shel silverstein scared me when i was younger
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When I found a guy that said 'you can't have too many books', I married him.
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I found a guy who doesn't drive, so he uses his garage as a library. I asked him if we could make out, and he said I would send him into cardiac arrest because he is too old for me.
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When I found a guy that said 'you can't have too many books', I married him.
Sound advice for anyone
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When I found a guy that said 'you can't have too many books', I married him.
I like that advice also. You can't go wrong with fellow book junkies.
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