Earlier this week, I found my self obsessing over Dick and Jane (and Spot) — the books I learned to read from.
I moved around alot as a kid and couldn’t remember if these were American-based or England-based. It’s all a bit of a mish-mash. But a quick search and asking a colleague verified Dick and Jane were most certainly all-american.
It’s odd not recollecting much of my childhood but having such a strong memory of these books. The fonts*, the illustrations, the utter simplicity of prose.
I think nostalgia is inherently “feel good”. One is nostalgic for the things in the past that bring to mind fond memories and associations. So today, thanks to Andrew B. Myers and his Nostalgic photography!
*Dick and Jane used Century and Melior