Cazenovia On Sunday, July 29, as the Friends of the Cazenovia Public Library gear up (a little later than the 9 a.m. Saturday start) for the 10 a.m. opening of the second day of the library book sale, there is a great feature in two of the venues — the tent and community room.
Visitors are encouraged to bring their own bag, or the Friends will supply one, allowing each to fill it for $3 in the tent and only $1 in the community room. This is an excellent opportunity for residents to pursue their own individual areas of interest, be it reading biographies, finding unique cooking and garden books or stocking up on lots of novels.
On Sunday, the “Not to be found via Kindle” bulletin board will move to the community room with the second collection of various finds taken out of the donated books. This week’s treasures fall under the categories of patriotism, old newspapers, travel and sentimental objects. The one item that appeared that doesn’t fit within these distinctive categories is a miniscule piece of cardboard with the abbreviated text “To be…” It continues to represent the library sorters only partial glimpse into the lives lived by our generous patrons. That is a good thing as it is unnecessary to push further into Hamlet’s existential consideration of the purpose of human existence. The sorter can just enjoy and appreciate the quick moment.
Patriotic finds consist of a sticker with a fierce eagle and the phrase “Proud to be an American” below it accompanied by another American flag sticker, and the obvious favorite — a blank recipe card headed with the United States Army Wife seal and the rhyming phrase “Army Wife Seal Insures the Best Meal.” Unfortunately, we have no update as to the soldier’s exact identity from the moving commendation letter written by John J. Pershing, commander in chief of the American forces in WWI. Some mysteries in the sorting business just remain.