In my reading of other blogger’s posts and visiting I did during my feeble attempt at the Dewey’s 24 Hour Marathon this past weekend, I came across one blogger’s meme/item called, “Where Did You Leave Your Bookmark?” (Apologies to the blogger for not writing down her blog address and giving her a “plug” here…)
Reading those words led me to think, “Where is my bookmark, LITERALLY?” I am constantly losing them, passing them along to someone, bending them in half and making them unattractive and pretty unusable. So that said, here are some things I frequently use as bookmarks:
- library date due slips
- receipts (hopefully only those for cash purposes, for my husband requires charged receipts to use to justify charges on our monthly bill. He once found a $300 charge at a Sears store in Florida (We live in Texas and have not travelled to Florida) that took months to “straighten out”, but straighten out it did, and we got our $300 credit.
- recipes (mostly clipped from newspapers conveniently close to where my library book lies)
- gift book marks (always welcome)
- fronts of cards and notes received in the mail with cute kittens, lovely flowers or other pictures that make me smile, both at the picture and remembering the kind friend who sent the card/note
What, friend, are you using for a bookmark? Do not be like an elderly friend I once had, who after her death, her executor was throwing out old, musty books from her enclosed back porch. A younger friend of the woman stopped him and said, “Wait, we’d better rifle through the pages first.” They did, and there was a $2 bill or several of them, a $1 here and there, and even a few fivers that the dear, older friend had marked her place with!