COOL--Monday, July 09, 2012  Irv Gordon drives his Volvo P1800 in Babylon, N.Y., Monday, July 2, 2012. Gordon's car already holds the world record for the highest recorded milage on a car and he is less than 40,000 miles away from passing three million miles on the Volvo.

COOL--Monday, July 09, 2012 Irv Gordon drives his Volvo P1800 in Babylon, N.Y., Monday, July 2, 2012. Gordon's car already holds the world record for the highest recorded milage on a car and he is less than 40,000 miles away from passing three million miles on the Volvo.

"I try to carry books with me wherever I go. Their weight has become like ballast against the churning sea of modern life, where so many real things are vanishing, and so many beautiful things are being made invisible..."

"I try to carry books with me wherever I go. Their weight has become like ballast against the churning sea of modern life, where so many real things are vanishing, and so many beautiful things are being made invisible..."

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I had 3 items on my wishlist for my home: a porch with porch swing, a fireplace, and a library. Of those, the only one I got (because I made space for it) was the library. But that's the most important one of all.

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