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Daemon
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Overdue Library Book Returned after 65 Years

A copy of Gone with the Wind has been returned to John R. Rogers High School in Spokane, Washington, after a very long absence. A slip inside the book shows that it was checked out of the school library by Betty Mandershied, one of the school's students, on January 4, 1949. The book resurfaced this past October in Maine when Wayne Hachey discovered it in his father's basement. Once Hachey saw that it belonged to the library, he offered to ship it back. In return, the school promised to waive the book's nearly $500 in late fees. More...
Joy Frohlich
Posted: Monday, December 8, 2014 3:11:40 AM
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Well, that is good. It is a book which is still read. I hope the postage did not cost more than the price of another second hand copy!
GreenBanana
Posted: Monday, December 8, 2014 6:56:14 AM

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"You want us to keep our books in stock? Then pay us."

Make every post as if it was the first one in the thread.
NeuroticHellFem
Posted: Monday, December 8, 2014 8:19:55 AM

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Less than $8 a year in overdue fees. The most I've ever paid is still under a dollar. If Betty Mandershied is still alive, has she been asked to explain herself? Shame on you

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striker
Posted: Monday, December 8, 2014 12:05:56 PM
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seinfeld episode
PDX1209
Posted: Monday, December 8, 2014 2:42:16 PM
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Maybe Betty is just a very slow reader ? Think

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PDX1209
Posted: Monday, December 8, 2014 2:44:55 PM
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And also its quite possible that the school sold the book during a Book Sale and that is the reason why it was found in the guys father's basement.

"When we lose the right to be different, we lose the right to be free." - Charles Evans Hughes
S. Miranda-Hess
Posted: Monday, December 8, 2014 5:44:06 PM

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This story is more amusing than news, but at least it's good.
TB Turtle
Posted: Monday, December 8, 2014 6:05:50 PM

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I also remember the Seinfeld episode.
Barnacle Barney Bill
Posted: Monday, December 8, 2014 7:31:04 PM

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You are correct. She was a slow reader. She averaged about 16 pages a year. It is enjoyable to savor a good book.
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