Whatever Happened to Class?
I had a wonderful day at work today. As I arrived to sign my time card, the director of the shelter told me to carry a box down to the shelter, and to see if the electronics contained therein worked. So I take it down to the shop and pull out a VCR and a turn-table. We discovered that the record player worked by the sound of Nat King Cole. The director came down and bought it from us, but let us keep it there (for at least the day), so I spent the rest of the day listening to records of Nat King Cole, Johnny Mathis, Gustav Holst, Cabaret
, and Glenn Miller. Through the course of the day, a kindly gentleman also told me of a radio station from Dallas that plays big band music. I hadn't discovered it because I haven't listened to any AM stations in years. But on my drive home, I was happily listening to Sinatra. It was a beautiful thing.
Also, below the fold I have a new list of books that I'll get for anyone, gratis.
Posted by Gallagher at July 8, 2005 07:12 PM
- Brokaw, The Greatest Generation.
- Catton, A Stillness at Appomattox.
- Clinton, Between Hope and History.
- Gray's Anatomy.
- Griffin, Special Ops.
- Griffin, Under Fire.
- Hashian, Mamigon.
- Hemingway, Farewell to Arms.
- Keith, Children of Allah.
- Kennedy, Thirteen Days.
- RFK, His Life and Death.
- King, Christine.
- King, Waste Lands.
- Koen, Through a Glass Darkly.
- Lance, 1000 Years for Revenge.
- LeCarre, The Russia House.
- LeCarre, The Tailor of Panama.
- Maloney, Other Worlds in Space.
- Martini, Critical Mass.
- Martini, The List.
- Michener, Covenant.
- O'Hara, The Ewings.
- O'Hara, From the Terrace.
- The Playboy Book of Humor and Satire.
- Watts, Dynamic Freedoms.
- Woldenberg, The Art of Egypt.
- Workman, The Case of the South.
- Wouk, War and Remembrance.
- Various National Geographics, Alfred Hitchcock
or Ellery Queen Mystery Magazines, and Reader's Digest
- Also the 1967 Encyclopedia Brittanica, sans volume 18 ($25).