Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 8th Jun 2012 23:07 UTC
Hardware, Embedded Systems Two weeks ago, my grandmother passed away - the last grandparent I had left. As those of you with experience in dealing with deceased family members know, the funeral is only the start; the next part is taking care of the deceased's affairs, which includes going through all their belongings to determine what to do with them. I took care of my grandmother's extensive book collection, and while doing so, I hit something that fascinated me to no end: a six-volume Christian Encyclopaedia from 1956. In it, I found something I just had to share with OSNews.
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Very fascinating
by jweinraub on Sat 9th Jun 2012 02:46 UTC
jweinraub
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2009-06-22

First, I send you my condolences. While I still have two grandmothers, my mom's father passed when she was only 6, so alas, I never met him. So my first death in family happened recently when my dad's father passed. It was difficult, and still difficult my dad's mother, and it has been over seven years (though they were married for 60 years).

But I digress, I am very surprised how opened minded a 1950s religious encyclopedia would had been. I assume this was a Dutch original (opposed to a translation from somewhere else)? Perhaps the 50s for all their backwards thinking with gender roles, at least in the States, I wonder how different it would had been elsewhere. I daresay, the 1960s counter culture was completely and perhaps non existent in a lot of areas in the world.

Thank you for sharing.

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