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Overlooked or looked over

November 15, 2011
By BILL MAZEY - Community Columnist ( , Tribune Chronicle |

Have you ever wondered how some books make it to a book sale? It's funny how some books get completely overlooked until the right person comes along.

Going to used books sales is something that I enjoy doing. The Kinsman Public Library was having a book sale recently so we took a little trip up there. It was well worth the time.

The drive in itself is fairly easy and direct. For us it is simply Route 305 to Route 5 and north until you are there. There is a lot of good scenery along the way, too. Kinsman is pretty small and the library was easy to find. It is a nice little community in the northeast corner of Trumbull County.

My wife let her sister know about the book sale too, so we met her and our niece at the library. They drove farther than we did and arrived before we did. They both like to learn and like to read so it was fun for all of us.

Everyone found something that was interesting to them. Combined we found books on history, cooking, sports, knitting and children's interests. You can't beat the price either.

Two of the books I found will be going to my brother in-law. One is a history of Fenway Park and he happens to be a Red Sox fan. I think they are his second-favorite team, but some years it's hard to tell.

The other book for him is about the Cleveland Indians, written in 1992 and full of interesting history and trivia. I started to read it and had a hard time putting it down.

I couldn't help but be amazed at how many bad trades the Tribe has made over the years. The trade that sent Rocky Colavito to Detroit wasn't even the worst one.

But there were some good trades too. There just weren't enough to get us another World Series Championship. Well you know one of our favorite northeast Ohio sayings; ''maybe next year.''

Just across the street from the library a church was having a bazaar and a turkey dinner fundraiser. So all of us went over there to look over at what was being sold.

We found some things there too. The aroma coming from the kitchen was great. The only problem was that the dinner was so popular that there was a long wait to get in and eat. There were people buying tickets for the dinner and sitting in the sanctuary until their number was called.

It would be easy to overlook something like this book sale and church bazaar. Some people simply wouldn't want to drive all the way to Kinsman for these events. When you look over all the books we got and the time at the church bazaar it really was worth it. Plus we got to see another community in Trumbull County and interact with some of the people.

We'll be looking for some more book sales and church bazaars to attend. It will be fun looking over the items and finding some ''deals'' among all the stuff. Until next time, look around and enjoy what Trumbull County has to offer. We sure will.

Mazey is a Trumbull County pastor.



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