Rob stopped by our local library the other day to pick up a few books I reserved. While he was there, one of the librarians ask if he knew anyone interested in a set of 2003 World Book Encyclopedias. He quickly called me and asked me if I wanted them. Of course I said YES!! The ones we have now are Rob's set he had as a child from the 1970's! It's funny to think that he used them when he was growing up, Rob and I both used them when we were in college and our children have used them many times for research. (Matthew used to read them just for fun!) I know I can purchase a encyclopedia on CD and of course you can research anything online, but I like the idea of holding the book in your hand, of looking up the information and following the "bunny trail" of knowledge as something else on the page gets your attention. So I am in the process of packing up the 1970 set and replacing them on the shelf with the new edition. I will not part with the old ones. They are like an old friend. But I will pack them carefully so that future generations of the Stevens Family can take a peak at the past.