Monday, June 7, 2010

How Now Brown Cow

One time I had a long list of dates to memorize for a history test and Mom sent me to the barn to get Dad to help me. Dad was sitting beside a cow on his three-legged stool, with his head against her flank. He proceeded to make up a jingle for each date I had to learn. I’ve forgotten most of them now, but the next day I did not forget one, and I aced the test. One I do remember is “In 1609, Sir Hudson felt so fine, he sailed right up the Hudson River, in 1609.”—Ruth Godfrey

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