Encyclopedias were all the rage when I was in grade school. My parents thought that it was necessary to purchase one set of encyclopedias to enhance my learning. They purchased the set using their hard earned money. The encyclopedias helped me with my research for a couple of years. But when the Internet boomed, I hardly read them ever since. We still have the encyclopedias though. It's a symbol of the love and support that my parents have for me. Do you still have encyclopedias at your house?