January 4, 2011 > Man, 89, comes clean, returns book after 76 years
Man, 89, comes clean, returns book after 76 years
Submitted By AP Wire Service
MOUNT CLEMENS, Mich. (AP), Dec 22 - Mark McKee can finally rest easy after revealing a ``terrible secret'' and returning the library book he borrowed 76 years ago.
In 1934, the 13-year-old McKee checked out ``A Dog of Flanders'' by English author Marie Louise de la Ramee from the Mount Clemens Public Library.
The Macomb Daily's 89-year-old former publisher says he recently rediscovered the book and mailed it to the library.
McKee says he ``was entranced by the book'' but always intended to return it.
He's now a winter resident of Chandler, Ariz., and says he recently rediscovered the book among his possessions.
Library Director Donald Worrell Jr. says he was thrilled to get the book and a letter from his friend and says he plans to put both on display. He's waiving any fines.
Information from: The Macomb Daily, http://www.macombdaily.com