Thursday, September 22, 2011
Remember this book?
How else can we explain why we remember things from long ago, but forget what we did last week?
A good example is the book shown above: On Cherry Street. It was one in a series of books called the Ginn Basic Readers that were used to teach reading to elementary school kids. The books all had similarly designed covers in different color schemes (depending on the grade level), with realistic illustrations of children. This particular edition was copyrighted 1964.
More than 40 years later, I still remembered the title of this specific book. Why? I guess because it made Cherry Street seem like a great place to be a kid. After all, it had its own resident organ grinder and monkey!
Anyway, please stop back here tomorrow when I crack open the battered cover of this memorable tome and we take a trip back in time – and return to Cherry Street!