I know I often link people with their long-lost childhood books, but this might be the first time I helped to reunite someone with their ACTUAL long-lost book. Meet Paul, who recognized his own name in an inscription I quoted from a vintage copy of the Roy McKie classic I Can Write! A Book By Me, Myself. As it reads in the incription, the book was indeed given to Paul Feuerbacher from his brother Dwayne in 1973, but somewhere along the way, it got separated from the family. Back then, Paul was just a first grader with excellent handwriting, and now, he's a teacher, musician and my quasi-neighbor.
Man, oh, man what a small, strange world it is.
He e-mailed me, we exchanged information, and 38 years later, the book and its original owner were reunited, right on my front porch. I've always been baffled by the idea that everything we've ever owned is somewhere, in some form, floating around the cosmos. Amazing that sometimes a thing can find its way back home.
How cool is the Internet, really?
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