My father was also fond of collecting books. It was kind of funny how many copies of the Official Boy Scout Handbook we discovered just today. One of his hobbies was to highlight passages in books. I even found highlighted text in cookbooks, and the guy could not even boil water! But anyway, we dug out this Japan Unmasked book by Ichiro Kawasaki, and sure enough, there are highlighted sentences in there. The things my father chose to highlight are funny and odd enough, I think, to warrant a weekly posting. So, here is the first in the “George highlights Japan Unmasked” series:
page 13: ” . . . lack of individual initiative on the part of most Japanese and their tendency to act in mass psychology may, in part, be responsible for constantly telling others to do this and that.”
**Regarding the EEK pot in the previous post: I bought it at the local Fred Meyer supermarket. The bottom has “Holiday Home” on it, so I am guessing that is the manufacturer.