It looks like fall is here to stay and dark after
five thirty. It's hard to keep the door open.
About six p.m., Mr. N said to me by the phone,
"Takanohana lost Dejima...." And then he ordered
books or magazines.
He is physically handicapped for an incurable
disease; nevertheless,had driven a modified car.
As Mr. N, however, was hospitalized again and again,
finally he couldn't do that.
Now he is in the hospital in Sapporo and still
orders several books from my booksotre every month.
He also wants books to make him cheerful. I find out
such ones with great zeal.
When I send the books in the morning, he can get
them till the next day. So it is very convenient for
patients who is hard to move. He always makes others
Fortunately, my bookstore has many customers
living in the distance. One customer in Sapporo brings
a lot every month. The other orders books after being
transferred. I've sent toa junior high school in the
isolated island once.
At that time, I really feel I've run this bookstore.
And I want to say to customers, "Thank you so much !"
In this way I can work with a smile every day
forgetting all of the bad things.
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