It's a gloomy day her in Southern Wisconsin, grey skies, constant rain, with dirty grey snow banks lining the streets of our town.
On a day like this, what could I do to bring a smile to me face and put joy in my heart? Go to the thrift store and browse around.
So after church I headed to our local Goodwill store. Walking into the store I noticed two clusters of people standing shoulder to shoulder. That means one thing, they just brought out a cart with newly donated merchandise to be placed on the shelves.
Slowly the people moved away from the carts some clutching treasures that they snagged while others left empty handed not finding anything to their liking.
I walked over to the first cart and found nothing that interested me, the second cart was almost empty, with the exception of three books in the bottom of a green bin.
I reached in and puled out this . . .
|This 1911 Bible belonged to Jeanie Ada Clara Burnside|
|who was born in 1894|
The front panel and first page were no longer attached to the spin of the book, I had to rescue this book. So for 89¢ this 1911 Bible came home with me.
Whenever I purchase books I clean the outside of the book using rubbing alcohol on a cotton ball, and if the book smells musty or if I am concerned about book mites, I will put the book inside a Ziplock bag and place it in my freezer for several days.
But I digress, while I was wiping the Bible I found several things tucked inside the pages, and they made me smile.
Here is what was tucked inside the pages of the Bible.
|This 2.5" holy card|
|With some sage advice from Joan,|
Always pray to Jease (misspelled) when in trouble
|This profound card is a powerful reminder for us all|