. . . about their favorite books when they were growing up. You can read the article for yourself in the Trib today.
There were two books that meant the world to me while I was growing up--A Wrinkle in Time and Little Women. I so identified with both Meg Murry and Jo March it was scary. Not, however, as scary as the time I identified with Haley Mills and went around speaking in an English accent for most of the second grade.
No wonder everybody hated me then.
Oh yeah. When I wasn't speaking in a fake English accent in the second grade, I told people I'd been born on Saturn. As you can imagine, that made me even more popular with my peers.
ALSO in the second grade I wore corrective shoes, which meant that our teacher made me play hopscotch with the other girl in our class who wore corrective shoes. Cindy Ekins. We let each other step on the lines in the ninesies and tensies. We supported each other that way.
The other thing I did in the second grade? I dared to eat paste. And actually I did earn a certain amount of respect among the boys in our class for that.
Gee. It feels really good to get all my second grade business off my chest this morning. Thanks for listening.