Friday, January 9, 2009

When a man loves a woman who loves books

Leonore Dickmann loves books. She has roughly a million of them. Leonore told Bill, “I’ve never met a book I didn’t like.” Collecting books has been a lifetime hobby for Leonore, and she finally collected enough books to open a store. When she outgrew that store, she moved to an old one-room schoolhouse. When she outgrew that, her husband, Lloyd, a farmer said she could use the slurry tank (for storing manure) out at their farm a short distance from Markesan, Wisconsin.
It’s probably a good thing Leonore married a farmer like Lloyd. She is a retired professor from the University of Wisconsin – Oshkosh. When she decided to go back to school to get her Ph. D., Lloyd said he’d sell the cows and go with her. Lloyd did the cooking and cleaning while Leonore got her degree. Leonore may love books, but there is something to say for a man who loves a woman who loves books.

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