Monday as we advertise is our day off, but it seems that no one takes any notice, they still come in looking for used books. Today we had more people than usual from Morisset, Dora Creek, Wangi Wangi, Wyee & San Remo to mention only a few. All before lunch time too, Here is our shop hours we always seem to be in the shop on Monday’s but if you decide to call out please call us before leave home.
After lunch things went in a slightly different direction, first it was westerns & naval fiction, then we graduated to Australian fiction Robert G Barrett the ex-butcher from our own Central Coast turned author, next it was inquiries about true crime, Neddy Smith John Elias & how can we forget the Underbelly series, then their is Paul B Kidd the writer of true crime books, he also is on the Radio on 2UE Saturday & Sunday along with George Moore on the George & Paul Show. Tune in and have a listen I try to every weekend.
Then we had two customers in quick succesion that took the conversation to another direction and explained to me that they had been shot in the head neither person had the slightest trace of a scar, amazing when you think about it. I have only met one person that had an overloaded cartridge explode in his rifle while he was using it, at the time I was learning to reload bullets after seeing what happened to him I took special care.
One of my old drinking buddys is a Vietnam Veteran and he was always meeting these impostors that say they have been in Vietnam, Andy would always ask them what unit or regiment were they in? The few times that I was with Andy when he met these characters, he would look at me and wink, & quietly say Jim here is another one. The answer was always the same. “I was in a special unit, I can’t talk about it” this always lit Andy’s fire. But the so called Special unit always made a quick getaway never to be seen again, I think that these head shot victims were from another special unit.
This is really only a few of the stories that happen everyday at Lake Macquarie Secondhand Books in the Gateway industrial estate Morisset, opposite Bunnings. I could never hope to write all of the stories that I hear, well maybe if they talked slower.
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