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Chuck and Shirley Barkuloo display Shirley’s family Bible, which is open to the family record section. (Brian Korthals/Daily Globe)

The Good Book: Family Bible undergoes four-month restoration

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By the time the family Bible came into Shirley Barkuloo’s possession, it was already falling apart. To keep it from losing any of its precious pages and prevent further deterioration, she put it away for safekeeping — in a pillowcase.


“I don’t know much about it,” she said about the aged tome. “I think my grandmother brought it over from Norway.”

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Beth Rickers
Beth Rickers is the veteran in the newspaper staff with 25 years as the Daily Globe's Features Editor. Interests include cooking, traveling and beer tasting and making with her home-brewing husband, Bryan. She writes an Area Voices blog called Lagniappe, which is a Creole term that means "a little something extra." It can be found at  
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