This is what a 100yo book looks like

It’s T’s 21st next month..and it’s kind of a big deal for his family.

His mum is selling off a bunch of stuff so she can buy him a present.

Stuff like silverware, jewellery, creepy old dolls…..and a reeeeeally old Bible, that’s over 100 years old.

It’s kept him pretty busy recently, polishing off all the silver, driving around to pick up stuff, and driving to antique dealers/appraisers, etc. She’s making him work for it! Seriously, after buying the silver polish and gas for all the travelling, it’s probably cost us about $40. Better be worth it.

Anyway – it’s a pretty awesome Bible. It’s huge – MASSIVE – and really delicate. But it looks well preserved; it’s not falling apart, probably due to the hard cover, and only a few pages are ripped.

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3 thoughts on “This is what a 100yo book looks like

  • Reply Revanche August 25, 2009 at 11:42

    Wow, I’m not terribly into keeping things for sentimental value, but I’m a little surprised she’s willing to let go of that Bible. Wonder what she wants to get him?

    • Reply eemusings August 25, 2009 at 19:52

      Same here! 21sts are quite a big thing in the family – tradition. Apparently it isn’t worth all that much though.

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