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Beating the Boredom Battle


“Daddy, I’m bored.”

“You’re bored?  Here.  I’ll tell you a story.  When I was a kid, my dad had a set of 1963 World Book Encyclopedias.  An encyclopedia was a set of books.  There were about 27 of them in all and they were supposed to give you an ‘encyclopedic’ amount of information, which means they tried to include all the information you could ever hope to ask.  So you’d look things up like you would in a dictionary, but instead of just telling you what a word meant, it would tell you all about that thing or place or person.

I called my dad up to ask him to send me a picture of his encyclopedia set, but he gave away our set!  Now how am I going to keep from being bored?!?  Anyway, I got this image off and eBay classified ad.  If you live near Oak Park, IL give this ad a look and then buy the set! http://chicago.ebayclassifieds.com/books-magazines/oak-forest/world-book-encyclopedia-1963/?ad=19880255
I called my dad up to ask him to send me a picture of his encyclopedia set, but he apparently gave it away years ago! Now how am I going to keep from being bored?!?  Anyway, I got this image off an eBay classified ad. If you live near Oak Park, IL give this ad a look and then buy the set for yourself!  Here’s a link to it for you:

http://ebayc.us/19880255

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