Claiming my inheritance
This summer on our trip to the US, I finally did it: I finally claimed my inheritance.
Which is: my parents' copy of Papa Married A Mormon. It's tempted me for years now, every time I've seen it on my parents' bookshelf, but I've never taken it until now. BUT THIS WAS THE YEAR. Part of the fun of claiming my inheritance was that this book can be hard to find - Amazon has it right now, but in the past it's been unavailable. I couldn't say for sure that the copy I have is a first edition, but it is quite old.
So I took the book while we were packing our suitcases to leave. Then I told my Mom I took it, and then I brought it back to Finland with me. When we got home, Miriam read it, and then I re-read it for the umpteenth time. And you guys, this book is such a gem. It's doubly removed from our time period (written in the 1950s, about the turn of the century), so it's true when I say that they don't make books like this anymore. It's an extra joy to read when you're already familiar with the Great Brain books from your childhood - how fun to have all those characters and events and landscapes fleshed out and made real!