Idyll Musings

The daily adventures of a bookselling family.

Idyll (n) - a short prose piece depicting a rural or pastoral scene in idealized terms; a carefree episode or experience; a romantic interlude; a scene or event of a simple and tranquil nature.

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Go West Young Man

Go west, young man


A favorite saying of the nineteenth-century journalist Horace Greeley, referring to opportunities on the frontier. Another writer, John Soule, apparently originated it. It is said to have been spoken in 1851, but the meaning still holds true today, for the Timmons family and Literary Idylls (including Idyll Musings). Sometime this July, we will be packing up and moving to beautiful Prescott, Arizona!!! We will be starting a new chapter in our lives, with many adventures I'm sure!
This past weekend we had the first of our liquidating booksales, and it was a huge success. We were able to slash our inventory from about 45 boxes of books down to about 20. The online bookstore will be down until we relocate and rebuild our inventory. Until then, our blog posts will be sporadic, as we have so much to do in preparation of the big move.
My 9 to 5 job has been locked in, now we can concentrate on housing. If any blog readers out there know where we can get a nice piece of property to rent/rent with an option in Prescott, please let us know!!!

2 comments:

Chris Lowenstein said...

Congratulations on the move West and welcome to the West! It's an exciting place to live and work -- and there are all sorts of great books out here!

Mark said...

Thanks Chris! We are really looking forward to a change of scenery, for lots of reasons! I can't wait to go bookhunting in the West!