The Friends want to say “Happy Birthday!” to Mrs. Mildred Huehn Schwagerman Mandeville, who is turning 100 years young on June 21, 2009 (pictured here on her 99th birthday last year). Mrs. Mandeville has been a member of the Friends for many years, and served on the Friends’ Board at one time.
She collected and enjoyed many older books about the Pacific Northwest, and flying. One of her favorite books is “The Egg and I” by Betty MacDonald, a humorous autobiography detailing the trials and tribulations of life on a rustic chicken farm on the Olympic Peninsula in the 1940s.
Mrs. Mandeville was also the editor and publisher for a number of years of various editions of “The Used Book Price Guide: an Aid in Ascertaining Current Prices: Retail Prices of Rare, Scarce, Used and Out-of-Print Books.” What a resource those guides must have been for book collectors and book sellers in the days before that information was readily available over the Internet!
And, while we’re not going to say that becoming a Friend will mean that you’ll live to 100, we’d love to have you join the Friends today!