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Down On The Farm [May. 22nd, 2013|09:20 am]
Tony Grist
Before there was Wikipedia there was Everyman's Encyclopaedia.  My mother has a copy. It doesn't continuously update itself but otherwise it's perfectly serviceable. if you want to know- say- whether Malaga is a city or a province it'll tell you.

The answer, by the way, is "both".

i used to wonder how we managed before there was an Internet. Now I remember.

My mother is bright and cheerful. It's just her legs that don't work.  We could hire professionals to live in and look after her at enormous expense or do the job ourselves. We've opted for the latter.

Life's a bit slow down on the farm. My mother has a routine that is not our routine but we'll adapt to it- or die trying. Since we're going to be living with her most of the time we need to import some home comforts. The rabbits for starters. My mother has several sheds she doesn't use and I've cleared one to house them. Also- in spite of the excellence of Everyman's Encyclopaedia- we're arranging Internet access.

[User Picture]From: lblanchard
2013-05-22 12:18 pm (UTC)
Ditto on the World Book. Once we got it (when I was four), my father replied to just about every question with, "We don't say we don't know. We look it up." And out would come the proper volume.
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2013-05-22 12:41 pm (UTC)
My grandfather had a set of the Encyclopaedia Britannica. I inherited it- and eventually passed it on to Oxfam.
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