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Spiritual Life

Taking a new look at the family Bible

Ken Gloss, an appraiser and the owner of Brattle Book Shop, flipped through a Bible published in 1792, the first version of the holy book made in New York state. Ken Gloss, an appraiser and the owner of Brattle Book Shop, flipped through a Bible published in 1792, the first version of the holy book made in New York state. (David L. Ryan/Globe staff)
By Rich Barlow
September 8, 2007

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Doing his regular gig as an appraiser on public television's "Antiques Roadshow", Ken Gloss once found himself in Omaha. Sampling restaurants in cattle country, he had a lousy steak but the best Persian food he had ever tasted. The lesson of this parable is that you should not take things for granted. Expectations can be confounded. (Full article: 749 words)

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