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    Quote Originally Posted by DGUtley View Post
    Remember when many homes had encyclopedias because they sold them door to door? Aaah... the thirst for knowledge.
    We had a set. I would sit and read them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Peter1469 View Post
    We had a set. I would sit and read them.
    Ditto. I remember as a little boy sitting in the hallway outside my bedroom and reading the encyclopedia. My parents bought Colliers and we'd get an annual update. I have no idea what happened to that set. My dad told me that they bought it from a door-to-door salesman. Some had Brittanica and some had World Book in our town.

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    We had Brittanica - from a door to door salesman. The set is still at my Louisiana house. With the Internet I can't believe it is worth anything.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Peter1469 View Post
    We had Brittanica - from a door to door salesman. The set is still at my Louisiana house. With the Internet I can't believe it is worth anything.
    Probably not but it harkens back to a simpler time. I've texted my younger sister just now to see if she has the set that was in our home. She might.... she has younger kids.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DGUtley View Post
    Remember when many homes had encyclopedias because they sold them door to door? Aaah... the thirst for knowledge.
    As a young father, in the '70s, I bought a set of Collier's Encyclopedias that we could ill afford because I thought it would be educational for the children. And then you could buy the Yearbook every year to "update" the set. I was probably the only one in the family who ever used them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Peter1469 View Post
    We had a set. I would sit and read them.
    So did I. We still have the set at moms. Its from 1962. Me and my little sis read them a lot. She read about dogs lol and I used them to learn all of the states and capitals in second grade
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    This discussion reminded me that my father used to buy the new 'World Almanac' every year, without fail, starting in the late '50s, and never tossed them; they sat on a shelf in his den, and were still there when I cleaned out my folks' house many years later. I did likewise when I first had a family in the early '70s. Annual reference books like that just don't have the same appeal as they did pre-Internet. I began buying a little digest called 'Who's Who in Baseball' when the Diamondbacks began playing in '98.



    That publication was a Baseball tradition for more than a century, but the Internet recently did it in, too.
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