I don't know what is going on lately but recently it seems as if we are being showered with blessings. I was asked recently by an acquaintance, who was a former homeschooler whose kids were all grown, if I wanted to stop by her house and go through some of her old books to see if I could use any. I would never pass up free books so yesterday on our way home from the library we stopped in to look. I was expecting maybe one or two boxes to go through and come home with a few that I could actually use. Was I ever surprised when she took my into their office and basically just pointed to the bookcases and said to pick whatever I wanted. Whatever?? Really?? There were so many books that she said I could have that I had to call Christian to come with another car and help me carry them all out. They were such good books too. Not "twaddle" as Charlotte Mason would say. I was so shocked that she was willing to give them all up to me who she barely knew. I kept asking, as I pulled books down if she was really sure about this one or that one. It was just too good to be true. I came home with probably thousands of dollars worth of books. I'm not kidding.
Lucky for us she gave us a bookshelf as well. Unfortunately it only held about half of them.
The rest are just going to have to be randomly piled for now until we can get another one.
We got 3-4 years worth of science curriculum, tons of creation science books, G.A. Henty historical fiction, missionary stories and biographies, histories, grammar, literature, latin, writing, art, music and foreign language.
Yes, even the expensive Rosetta Stone Spanish software that I never thought we would own.
I love old books. Apparently this woman did too. She even gave me several very old sweet science books that her Aunt had given her.
These are the kinds of science books I love to read to the kids.
They just don't make books like this anymore. Books where Patty and Billy go out walking in the woods with their Father and their father talks to them about nature.
I get books like this and it's as good as winning the lottery.
The woman was just glad to know that books were going to be used and not just sitting on her shelf.
I promised that they would definitely be used.
No worries about that.
A typical scene many times a day here.