I have a confession!
I’m always saying "I want to write a book!"
My dictionary is missing most of the “A” section.
It’s old, yellowed, crumbly, has crayon marks in it, it’s full of dog eared pages and it’s held together with a paperback book cover.
It was a rescue from my mother’s private stash of clipped Crossword puzzles from the Sunday papers.
Oh I’ve bought other dictionaries, but I keep reaching for this one.
I tried to use other dictionaries but the words I frequently mis-spell aren’t in them.
I know, I know! I can use spell check.
But I don’t trust spell check.
My old dictionary is like a favorite pair of old shoes, well worn, soft and easy to shuffle through.
Heck, I just got it broke in.
I think I have a problem with change.
I think the word I’m looking for starts with an “A”. So I’m afraid I can’t look it up.
I’ll have to get back to you later.