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Wow, good for you for learning something new and thriving at it! And shame, shame, shame on your relatives and friends. Obviously you need some new friends and relatives, and i'm sure there are many of us on this list who would gladly volunteer! Keep on keepin' on!

Marjorie Hollis


On Mar 3, 2009, at 12:09 PM, George Baker wrote:


In my eightieth year I found myself alone and handicapped. Desperately in need of something to occupy my mind and my time. I turned to bookbinding. That was ten years ago and it has done the job marvelously. I can work sitting in a roller chair and find bookbinding enjoyable and rewarding, but I have one complaint. Frequently after finishing a repair or restoration for a customer I receive a note of thanks and I know my work met the customer's approval and was appreciated; however if I give a friend or relative a book that represents several hours work and the best of my skills, such as they are, they will likely pull it out of the slipcase give a it a ten second look, slide it back in the case and toss it aside. This Christmas day I had this experience again with a beautiful maroon and black leather binding of which I was quite proud.



Ogden Nash said, "Never show friends or neighbors your work."



Perhaps this applies to hand bookbinders as well as poets. George Baker


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