When Mom retired years ago, I found these two old primers in a school trash bin and knew they needed to be retrieved as a part of history. This series is now considered controversial because they didn't teach phonics (Mom did anyway), relying on children recognizing common words like "look" and "up" (a reading philosophy now back in vogue), and because "Father" wore a suit everyday and went to work, while "Mother" wore dresses, hats, and gloves and stayed home cooking, taking care of Dick, Jane, and Spot. It was a "Father's Knows Best" world, but it never bothered me even if it was my mother who worked everyday to support our single-parent family. As far as I was concerned any book was worth reading, and delightful. To this day, book, cereal box, comic book, or eReader - bring it for the best entertainment ever.
Marks on the dishes. Love to investigate the history of all my pieces.
Plates and bowls - Johnson Bros Asiatic Pheasant, Rose Bowl Flea Market, two years ago
Charger plate - Solis, Pier One, two years ago
Platter - Blue Willow, England," gifts from Mom
Mug, pitcher, juice glasses, "Japan," gifts from Mom
Water goblets, Dollar Store, two years ago
Flatware, Home Goods
Flower pitcher, Goodwill $4.99, two years ago
Books, Fun with Dick and Jane, Paularino Elementary School rubbish
Flowers, Ralphs Easter leftovers $3.49
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