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fljoe0

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I tried a new eyedrop last week. It is called Systane. There were several varieties but the one I bought says Complete Optimal Dry Eye Relief.

Oh my eyes feel amazing now. It really is something when you get so used to something that relief from it smacks you upside the head at random moments when you find something that works.

And my eyes look better too. I cannot use Visine or the like because the active ingredient gives me migraines. But just the relief from the dryness has helped with the redness in my eyes. Bonus for sure. When I went in for my doctor appointment a couple weeks ago the first thing the nurse asked me was what was wrong with my eyes. Hurt my feelings a bit. But again, was so used to them looking bad I didn't notice how bad they really looked.

Just one of those little things to be grateful for. :)
I have an issue with one eye and have to use drops all the time. I use different kinds for different times of the day or different situations. I've used many and the I think the best ones are Refresh brand. They have one called Celluvisc that is very thick and is very soothing if your eyes are severly irritated. It's hard to see for a while after you use these :) but they are great. The regular Refresh Plus would work for most situations. Both of these products come in the individual vials so there are no preservatives if you are sensitive.

I've never tried the Systane but that product is very similar so if you like that one stick with it. If you ever have a question about eye drops, ask me. I 'm an expert. :)
 

cat in a bag

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I have an issue with one eye and have to use drops all the time. I use different kinds for different times of the day or different situations. I've used many and the I think the best ones are Refresh brand. They have one called Celluvisc that is very thick and is very soothing if your eyes are severly irritated. It's hard to see for a while after you use these :) but they are great. The regular Refresh Plus would work for most situations. Both of these products come in the individual vials so there are no preservatives if you are sensitive.

I've never tried the Systane but that product is very similar so if you like that one stick with it. If you ever have a question about eye drops, ask me. I 'm an expert. :)
I will remember that, thank you!
 

CoriSCapnSkip

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Jan 16, 2015
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Hey, everybody, look lively! I am posting on the Happy thread! I don't know whether this has happened before and have no idea whether it will happen again.

Tuesday, February 19, was host to A MOMENTOUS OCCASION, that being A MIRACLE OCCURRED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Since November 10, 1977 (10th grade), I have been keeping a list of every book I read in my life (that I can remember for sure). I took months (decades actually, but who's counting) listing books I read before starting the list. In some cases I could remember characters, plot, or other details, but not title or author. The list of such books may have numbered 20 at one time. Due to massive amounts of time spent in libraries, used bookstores, and the like, by the time I went online in 1999 the list was down to 8. Thanks to Stumper sections on various reading forums, the number worked down to just 2 (during which time I solved countless other queries).

One of the remaining 2 was a picture book I looked at in Second Grade, not even entirely sure I read it, but the memory was so vivid I counted it. The real prize was a book our sixth grade teacher read to the class. It was the ONLY book she read I COULD NOT identify. I called the teacher after starting the list, of course by then it was three or four years later and she couldn't remember. By the time my classmates had a Facebook page, it was decades later and of course they couldn't remember either.

My favorite forum, begun in 2003, racked up a 17-page thread with over 300 posts, and earned the book a spot on the famous "Stumpers That Will Not Die" list. http://forums.abebooks.com/discussions/AbeBookscom_BookSleuthreg/Childrens/Dognapped__Spider_Andys_Spaniel/abesleuthcom/54.308?dbg=6&nav=messages

Finally on Tuesday, a member, entering into Google Books a shorter version of a term I had already searched, found the book and the mystery was

!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!SOLVED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

There was absolutely no doubt, as a copy was up on eBay with images including not only the cover, but interior pages containing exactly what I had described! What's more, the seller is just down the road in a town I visit, or try to, for book sales twice a year.

45 years after being read, after a 41-year search to identify it, the last 20 years of it in various places online, this book has been identified by SilentTurtle on Booksleuth at AbeBooks Forums as A Son Of The Wild Pack, by Arthur C. Bartlett. Every detail of the copy for sale online matches! It has been ordered and the accuracy of my memory shall be further confirmed.

Author wrote at least 16 books...anyone heard of him?

https://catalog.loc.gov/vwebv/search?searchType=7&searchId=13996&maxResultsPerPage=25&recCount=25&recPointer=0&resultPointer=0&

Here is a list of all 16 less likely to disappear during a government shutdown.

A Maine Writer: Maine State Library

Isn't the internet wonderful? Tuesday morning I was ready to consult a Ouija board in hopes it would even spell out the author's last name, and by night I am reading his correspondence and learning biographical details!

https://digitalmaine.com/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?referer=https://www.google.com/&httpsredir=1&article=1114&context=maine_writers_correspondence

Here it is, my last lone lorn remaining stumper. Not the only book I still want to identify, but the only one which belongs on the list as actually having read and still don't know title or author.

http://forums.abebooks.com/discussions/AbeBookscom_BookSleuthreg/_/_/abesleuthcom/2446.1?dbg=6&nav=messages&scrollTo=os_message_1

I got the dreaded #1313 on the list out of the way, hardware removed from my leg, and stitches coming out on Thursday.

Now that this has happened, my last stumper will be identified, book I submitted will be accepted, pigs will fly, people will walk on water, and Lord Voldemort will be impeached! Party on, dude!
 

Spideyman

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Jul 10, 2006
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Hey, everybody, look lively! I am posting on the Happy thread! I don't know whether this has happened before and have no idea whether it will happen again.

Tuesday, February 19, was host to A MOMENTOUS OCCASION, that being A MIRACLE OCCURRED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Since November 10, 1977 (10th grade), I have been keeping a list of every book I read in my life (that I can remember for sure). I took months (decades actually, but who's counting) listing books I read before starting the list. In some cases I could remember characters, plot, or other details, but not title or author. The list of such books may have numbered 20 at one time. Due to massive amounts of time spent in libraries, used bookstores, and the like, by the time I went online in 1999 the list was down to 8. Thanks to Stumper sections on various reading forums, the number worked down to just 2 (during which time I solved countless other queries).

One of the remaining 2 was a picture book I looked at in Second Grade, not even entirely sure I read it, but the memory was so vivid I counted it. The real prize was a book our sixth grade teacher read to the class. It was the ONLY book she read I COULD NOT identify. I called the teacher after starting the list, of course by then it was three or four years later and she couldn't remember. By the time my classmates had a Facebook page, it was decades later and of course they couldn't remember either.

My favorite forum, begun in 2003, racked up a 17-page thread with over 300 posts, and earned the book a spot on the famous "Stumpers That Will Not Die" list. http://forums.abebooks.com/discussions/AbeBookscom_BookSleuthreg/Childrens/Dognapped__Spider_Andys_Spaniel/abesleuthcom/54.308?dbg=6&nav=messages

Finally on Tuesday, a member, entering into Google Books a shorter version of a term I had already searched, found the book and the mystery was

!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!SOLVED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

There was absolutely no doubt, as a copy was up on eBay with images including not only the cover, but interior pages containing exactly what I had described! What's more, the seller is just down the road in a town I visit, or try to, for book sales twice a year.

45 years after being read, after a 41-year search to identify it, the last 20 years of it in various places online, this book has been identified by SilentTurtle on Booksleuth at AbeBooks Forums as A Son Of The Wild Pack, by Arthur C. Bartlett. Every detail of the copy for sale online matches! It has been ordered and the accuracy of my memory shall be further confirmed.

Author wrote at least 16 books...anyone heard of him?

https://catalog.loc.gov/vwebv/search?searchType=7&searchId=13996&maxResultsPerPage=25&recCount=25&recPointer=0&resultPointer=0&

Here is a list of all 16 less likely to disappear during a government shutdown.

A Maine Writer: Maine State Library

Isn't the internet wonderful? Tuesday morning I was ready to consult a Ouija board in hopes it would even spell out the author's last name, and by night I am reading his correspondence and learning biographical details!

https://digitalmaine.com/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?referer=https://www.google.com/&httpsredir=1&article=1114&context=maine_writers_correspondence

Here it is, my last lone lorn remaining stumper. Not the only book I still want to identify, but the only one which belongs on the list as actually having read and still don't know title or author.

http://forums.abebooks.com/discussions/AbeBookscom_BookSleuthreg/_/_/abesleuthcom/2446.1?dbg=6&nav=messages&scrollTo=os_message_1

I got the dreaded #1313 on the list out of the way, hardware removed from my leg, and stitches coming out on Thursday.

Now that this has happened, my last stumper will be identified, book I submitted will be accepted, pigs will fly, people will walk on water, and Lord Voldemort will be impeached! Party on, dude!
Happy hugs for you CoriSCapnSkip . Good things come to those who wait!
 

Dana Jean

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Apr 11, 2006
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Hey, everybody, look lively! I am posting on the Happy thread! I don't know whether this has happened before and have no idea whether it will happen again.

Tuesday, February 19, was host to A MOMENTOUS OCCASION, that being A MIRACLE OCCURRED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Since November 10, 1977 (10th grade), I have been keeping a list of every book I read in my life (that I can remember for sure). I took months (decades actually, but who's counting) listing books I read before starting the list. In some cases I could remember characters, plot, or other details, but not title or author. The list of such books may have numbered 20 at one time. Due to massive amounts of time spent in libraries, used bookstores, and the like, by the time I went online in 1999 the list was down to 8. Thanks to Stumper sections on various reading forums, the number worked down to just 2 (during which time I solved countless other queries).

One of the remaining 2 was a picture book I looked at in Second Grade, not even entirely sure I read it, but the memory was so vivid I counted it. The real prize was a book our sixth grade teacher read to the class. It was the ONLY book she read I COULD NOT identify. I called the teacher after starting the list, of course by then it was three or four years later and she couldn't remember. By the time my classmates had a Facebook page, it was decades later and of course they couldn't remember either.

My favorite forum, begun in 2003, racked up a 17-page thread with over 300 posts, and earned the book a spot on the famous "Stumpers That Will Not Die" list. http://forums.abebooks.com/discussions/AbeBookscom_BookSleuthreg/Childrens/Dognapped__Spider_Andys_Spaniel/abesleuthcom/54.308?dbg=6&nav=messages

Finally on Tuesday, a member, entering into Google Books a shorter version of a term I had already searched, found the book and the mystery was

!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!SOLVED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

There was absolutely no doubt, as a copy was up on eBay with images including not only the cover, but interior pages containing exactly what I had described! What's more, the seller is just down the road in a town I visit, or try to, for book sales twice a year.

45 years after being read, after a 41-year search to identify it, the last 20 years of it in various places online, this book has been identified by SilentTurtle on Booksleuth at AbeBooks Forums as A Son Of The Wild Pack, by Arthur C. Bartlett. Every detail of the copy for sale online matches! It has been ordered and the accuracy of my memory shall be further confirmed.

Author wrote at least 16 books...anyone heard of him?

https://catalog.loc.gov/vwebv/search?searchType=7&searchId=13996&maxResultsPerPage=25&recCount=25&recPointer=0&resultPointer=0&

Here is a list of all 16 less likely to disappear during a government shutdown.

A Maine Writer: Maine State Library

Isn't the internet wonderful? Tuesday morning I was ready to consult a Ouija board in hopes it would even spell out the author's last name, and by night I am reading his correspondence and learning biographical details!

https://digitalmaine.com/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?referer=https://www.google.com/&httpsredir=1&article=1114&context=maine_writers_correspondence

Here it is, my last lone lorn remaining stumper. Not the only book I still want to identify, but the only one which belongs on the list as actually having read and still don't know title or author.

http://forums.abebooks.com/discussions/AbeBookscom_BookSleuthreg/_/_/abesleuthcom/2446.1?dbg=6&nav=messages&scrollTo=os_message_1

I got the dreaded #1313 on the list out of the way, hardware removed from my leg, and stitches coming out on Thursday.

Now that this has happened, my last stumper will be identified, book I submitted will be accepted, pigs will fly, people will walk on water, and Lord Voldemort will be impeached! Party on, dude!
YAY! I am so happy that you are so happy!
 

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Jul 10, 2006
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Hey, everybody, look lively! I am posting on the Happy thread! I don't know whether this has happened before and have no idea whether it will happen again.

Tuesday, February 19, was host to A MOMENTOUS OCCASION, that being A MIRACLE OCCURRED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Since November 10, 1977 (10th grade), I have been keeping a list of every book I read in my life (that I can remember for sure). I took months (decades actually, but who's counting) listing books I read before starting the list. In some cases I could remember characters, plot, or other details, but not title or author. The list of such books may have numbered 20 at one time. Due to massive amounts of time spent in libraries, used bookstores, and the like, by the time I went online in 1999 the list was down to 8. Thanks to Stumper sections on various reading forums, the number worked down to just 2 (during which time I solved countless other queries).

One of the remaining 2 was a picture book I looked at in Second Grade, not even entirely sure I read it, but the memory was so vivid I counted it. The real prize was a book our sixth grade teacher read to the class. It was the ONLY book she read I COULD NOT identify. I called the teacher after starting the list, of course by then it was three or four years later and she couldn't remember. By the time my classmates had a Facebook page, it was decades later and of course they couldn't remember either.

My favorite forum, begun in 2003, racked up a 17-page thread with over 300 posts, and earned the book a spot on the famous "Stumpers That Will Not Die" list. http://forums.abebooks.com/discussions/AbeBookscom_BookSleuthreg/Childrens/Dognapped__Spider_Andys_Spaniel/abesleuthcom/54.308?dbg=6&nav=messages

Finally on Tuesday, a member, entering into Google Books a shorter version of a term I had already searched, found the book and the mystery was

!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!SOLVED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

There was absolutely no doubt, as a copy was up on eBay with images including not only the cover, but interior pages containing exactly what I had described! What's more, the seller is just down the road in a town I visit, or try to, for book sales twice a year.

45 years after being read, after a 41-year search to identify it, the last 20 years of it in various places online, this book has been identified by SilentTurtle on Booksleuth at AbeBooks Forums as A Son Of The Wild Pack, by Arthur C. Bartlett. Every detail of the copy for sale online matches! It has been ordered and the accuracy of my memory shall be further confirmed.

Author wrote at least 16 books...anyone heard of him?

https://catalog.loc.gov/vwebv/search?searchType=7&searchId=13996&maxResultsPerPage=25&recCount=25&recPointer=0&resultPointer=0&

Here is a list of all 16 less likely to disappear during a government shutdown.

A Maine Writer: Maine State Library

Isn't the internet wonderful? Tuesday morning I was ready to consult a Ouija board in hopes it would even spell out the author's last name, and by night I am reading his correspondence and learning biographical details!

https://digitalmaine.com/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?referer=https://www.google.com/&httpsredir=1&article=1114&context=maine_writers_correspondence

Here it is, my last lone lorn remaining stumper. Not the only book I still want to identify, but the only one which belongs on the list as actually having read and still don't know title or author.

http://forums.abebooks.com/discussions/AbeBookscom_BookSleuthreg/_/_/abesleuthcom/2446.1?dbg=6&nav=messages&scrollTo=os_message_1

I got the dreaded #1313 on the list out of the way, hardware removed from my leg, and stitches coming out on Thursday.

Now that this has happened, my last stumper will be identified, book I submitted will be accepted, pigs will fly, people will walk on water, and Lord Voldemort will be impeached! Party on, dude!
This made me smile. It made me happy that you are happy.

Best of luck with getting the stitches removed.
 

Neesy

#1 fan (Annie Wilkes cousin) 1st cousin Mom's side
May 24, 2012
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Hey, everybody, look lively! I am posting on the Happy thread! I don't know whether this has happened before and have no idea whether it will happen again.

Tuesday, February 19, was host to A MOMENTOUS OCCASION, that being A MIRACLE OCCURRED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Since November 10, 1977 (10th grade), I have been keeping a list of every book I read in my life (that I can remember for sure). I took months (decades actually, but who's counting) listing books I read before starting the list. In some cases I could remember characters, plot, or other details, but not title or author. The list of such books may have numbered 20 at one time. Due to massive amounts of time spent in libraries, used bookstores, and the like, by the time I went online in 1999 the list was down to 8. Thanks to Stumper sections on various reading forums, the number worked down to just 2 (during which time I solved countless other queries).

One of the remaining 2 was a picture book I looked at in Second Grade, not even entirely sure I read it, but the memory was so vivid I counted it. The real prize was a book our sixth grade teacher read to the class. It was the ONLY book she read I COULD NOT identify. I called the teacher after starting the list, of course by then it was three or four years later and she couldn't remember. By the time my classmates had a Facebook page, it was decades later and of course they couldn't remember either.

My favorite forum, begun in 2003, racked up a 17-page thread with over 300 posts, and earned the book a spot on the famous "Stumpers That Will Not Die" list. http://forums.abebooks.com/discussions/AbeBookscom_BookSleuthreg/Childrens/Dognapped__Spider_Andys_Spaniel/abesleuthcom/54.308?dbg=6&nav=messages

Finally on Tuesday, a member, entering into Google Books a shorter version of a term I had already searched, found the book and the mystery was

!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!SOLVED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

There was absolutely no doubt, as a copy was up on eBay with images including not only the cover, but interior pages containing exactly what I had described! What's more, the seller is just down the road in a town I visit, or try to, for book sales twice a year.

45 years after being read, after a 41-year search to identify it, the last 20 years of it in various places online, this book has been identified by SilentTurtle on Booksleuth at AbeBooks Forums as A Son Of The Wild Pack, by Arthur C. Bartlett. Every detail of the copy for sale online matches! It has been ordered and the accuracy of my memory shall be further confirmed.

Author wrote at least 16 books...anyone heard of him?

https://catalog.loc.gov/vwebv/search?searchType=7&searchId=13996&maxResultsPerPage=25&recCount=25&recPointer=0&resultPointer=0&

Here is a list of all 16 less likely to disappear during a government shutdown.

A Maine Writer: Maine State Library

Isn't the internet wonderful? Tuesday morning I was ready to consult a Ouija board in hopes it would even spell out the author's last name, and by night I am reading his correspondence and learning biographical details!

https://digitalmaine.com/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?referer=https://www.google.com/&httpsredir=1&article=1114&context=maine_writers_correspondence

Here it is, my last lone lorn remaining stumper. Not the only book I still want to identify, but the only one which belongs on the list as actually having read and still don't know title or author.

http://forums.abebooks.com/discussions/AbeBookscom_BookSleuthreg/_/_/abesleuthcom/2446.1?dbg=6&nav=messages&scrollTo=os_message_1

I got the dreaded #1313 on the list out of the way, hardware removed from my leg, and stitches coming out on Thursday.

Now that this has happened, my last stumper will be identified, book I submitted will be accepted, pigs will fly, people will walk on water, and Lord Voldemort will be impeached! Party on, dude!
That was quite a post - glad to hear that what you've been looking for has finally been found and congratulations on having hardware removed from your leg - will you be doing any physiotherapy?

:cheerful::encouragement:
 

king family fan

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Jul 19, 2010
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Hey, everybody, look lively! I am posting on the Happy thread! I don't know whether this has happened before and have no idea whether it will happen again.

Tuesday, February 19, was host to A MOMENTOUS OCCASION, that being A MIRACLE OCCURRED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Since November 10, 1977 (10th grade), I have been keeping a list of every book I read in my life (that I can remember for sure). I took months (decades actually, but who's counting) listing books I read before starting the list. In some cases I could remember characters, plot, or other details, but not title or author. The list of such books may have numbered 20 at one time. Due to massive amounts of time spent in libraries, used bookstores, and the like, by the time I went online in 1999 the list was down to 8. Thanks to Stumper sections on various reading forums, the number worked down to just 2 (during which time I solved countless other queries).

One of the remaining 2 was a picture book I looked at in Second Grade, not even entirely sure I read it, but the memory was so vivid I counted it. The real prize was a book our sixth grade teacher read to the class. It was the ONLY book she read I COULD NOT identify. I called the teacher after starting the list, of course by then it was three or four years later and she couldn't remember. By the time my classmates had a Facebook page, it was decades later and of course they couldn't remember either.

My favorite forum, begun in 2003, racked up a 17-page thread with over 300 posts, and earned the book a spot on the famous "Stumpers That Will Not Die" list. http://forums.abebooks.com/discussions/AbeBookscom_BookSleuthreg/Childrens/Dognapped__Spider_Andys_Spaniel/abesleuthcom/54.308?dbg=6&nav=messages

Finally on Tuesday, a member, entering into Google Books a shorter version of a term I had already searched, found the book and the mystery was

!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!SOLVED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

There was absolutely no doubt, as a copy was up on eBay with images including not only the cover, but interior pages containing exactly what I had described! What's more, the seller is just down the road in a town I visit, or try to, for book sales twice a year.

45 years after being read, after a 41-year search to identify it, the last 20 years of it in various places online, this book has been identified by SilentTurtle on Booksleuth at AbeBooks Forums as A Son Of The Wild Pack, by Arthur C. Bartlett. Every detail of the copy for sale online matches! It has been ordered and the accuracy of my memory shall be further confirmed.

Author wrote at least 16 books...anyone heard of him?

https://catalog.loc.gov/vwebv/search?searchType=7&searchId=13996&maxResultsPerPage=25&recCount=25&recPointer=0&resultPointer=0&

Here is a list of all 16 less likely to disappear during a government shutdown.

A Maine Writer: Maine State Library

Isn't the internet wonderful? Tuesday morning I was ready to consult a Ouija board in hopes it would even spell out the author's last name, and by night I am reading his correspondence and learning biographical details!

https://digitalmaine.com/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?referer=https://www.google.com/&httpsredir=1&article=1114&context=maine_writers_correspondence

Here it is, my last lone lorn remaining stumper. Not the only book I still want to identify, but the only one which belongs on the list as actually having read and still don't know title or author.

http://forums.abebooks.com/discussions/AbeBookscom_BookSleuthreg/_/_/abesleuthcom/2446.1?dbg=6&nav=messages&scrollTo=os_message_1

I got the dreaded #1313 on the list out of the way, hardware removed from my leg, and stitches coming out on Thursday.

Now that this has happened, my last stumper will be identified, book I submitted will be accepted, pigs will fly, people will walk on water, and Lord Voldemort will be impeached! Party on, dude!
Hope you are doing well Good news.
 

CoriSCapnSkip

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Since conditions are freezing rain covered by heavy snow with more expected, I sent the seller this message: Don't mail if conditions are dangerous. I have been waiting for 41 years and can wait awhile longer. I also have plenty of other books, and plenty of time to read them, as I am not 100% since breaking a leg from going out in dangerous conditions. Thank you.
 

CoriSCapnSkip

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That was quite a post - glad to hear that what you've been looking for has finally been found and congratulations on having hardware removed from your leg - will you be doing any physiotherapy?

:cheerful::encouragement:
Actually, I don't know. I was supposed to see the doctor tomorrow, who did the surgery, so he could remove the stitches, check the leg, and then tell me what to do. With the current weather conditions, I am afraid to go out, even to clean the sidewalk (which didn't stop my 92-year-old mother, even though strictly enjoined both verbally and in writing not to)! I called the doctor's office to ask whether I could just have the stitches removed here in town and if he wants an X-ray maybe they can send him one. They have not called back and if they don't by tomorrow I guess I'm for it. The thing is a friend was going to drive me and if she can't I need time to call Public Transportation, and that's if they are doing out of town trips. So I slapped some bandages over the places and am trying to ignore them.
 

CoriSCapnSkip

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To understand the complete and total vastness of the excellent scope of this miracle, consult this thread:

https://stephenking.com/xf/index.php?threads/desperately-need-specific-edgar-allan-poe-collection-contents-because-desperate-help-thanks.19916/

Last month I needed the table of contents for a book produced by a major publisher in 2004. The seller said they'd get back to me with the information and didn't. This was not available ANYWHERE online, not from any other seller, not even from the publisher's website! The ONLY place online with complete information was the Library of Congress entry, inaccessible due to the useless government shutdown! (And yes, I tried the British National Library and no dice. I didn't think of WorldCat at the time, but they list only which libraries have the book, not what is in it.) I did not have this information until a copy of the book arrived! Usually obtaining information from a seller is like pulling teeth! And yet here is an obscure 1934 book from a seller right in my local area, with interior page images CONFIRMING it is not only the correct book but that I was ABSOLUTELY RIGHT IN EVERY DETAIL I recalled!!!!!!!!!!

After 41 years, when I was near the point of risking demonic possession by employing a Ouija board to obtain even the author's last name--I was pretty sure it was a man, and English-speaking, and that was the extent of it--cosmic forces aligned so I have all the information in hand and a copy of the book on the way! And, after members of various online groups made hundreds of posts over the course of twenty years, the answer came from a member with only 11 posts! I quiver at the importation and am reeling from the magnitude of all this. The one thing which scares me is I vowed if nothing else, I had to live to see this day, and now I have seen it.
 

CoriSCapnSkip

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Actually it turns out the doctor was not going to remove stitches, just do a dressing change, and I informed them I did that myself last night. I actually sat up until 4 a.m. not wanting to go to bed because of the bandages. During the day socks and slippers keep them under control, but at night they are too tight, too loose, or both, and constantly itching, so I just took them off and put on some stuff we had here, which they said is fine. Rescheduled for the 28th.
 
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