Bama . we had the same rule at the junior college I went to first. And it had to get pretty cold in California to talk the Dean of Women into letting us wear slacks.
After that I went to the Conservative church school Pepperdine college. long before the Malibu campus. Founded by George Pepperdine of Western Auto fame. Really small school but there were good and bad sides to that . Good professors knew who you were, bad professors knew who you were . Good when my dad has his first stroke, they let me just leave for a week and make up class assignments and finals when I got back. My mom was out of state with my grandmother . I only had to talk to one person and she said I will take care of it . I came back and it was all taken care of. No lost of grades at all (gave me time to finish the project I hadn't done yet . Dad helped me!!!}
One thing I love about this forum is we are all ages and we seem to respect each others opinions. He maybe a young'un but if I have a foot soldier or weapons question I know who to ask first . . . Johann.
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Changing the subject just slightly.
I am curious as to what you do with your old books that are showing their age? Cracked covers, pealing spines, worn leather etc.
I have way too many to afford professional restoration, yet at the same time would like to be able to have them so I can at least pick them up without their covers falling off.
Walker for the paper back books I keep a roll of clear library tape handy and carefully tape them . I also buy the clear book jackets from a local second hand bookstore, for I think 25 or 50 cents a piece so that the bookjackets don't get torn.
Thanks Susan, I was more referring to hard cover.
I re-glue the soft cover books with rubber cement, works well and is reversible, and like you a little tape here and there. Many of my books are from the 1840's to the early 1900's with leather bindings, marble boards etc. Some will get full restorations, hopefully soon, some are not economically feasible. Like the entire set of "Papers of the Presidents".