Category Archives: 1940s

Pearl Harbor Day

December 7, 1941, the day that changed the course of history for the United States.

The vicious attack that killed 2,303 young American men who were not at war united our people to fight a beastly enemy.

My earnest hope is that we have not forgotten the lesson of Pearl Harbor and World War II.

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Fun with Dick and Jane, part V, Toys

These pages are from the Basic Reader “Fun with Dick and Jane”, by William S. Gray and May Hill Arbuthnot. Illustrated by Eleanor Campbell and Keith Ward. Scott, Foresman and Company, 1946.

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Fun With Dick and Jane, part IV, Toys

These pages are from the Basic Reader “Fun with Dick and Jane”, by William S. Gray and May Hill Arbuthnot. Illustrated by Eleanor Campbell and Keith Ward. Scott, Foresman and Company, 1946.

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Fun with Dick and Jane, part III, Transportation

These pages are from the Basic Reader “Fun with Dick and Jane”, by William S. Gray and May Hill Arbuthnot. Illustrated by Eleanor Campbell and Keith Ward. Scott, Foresman and Company, 1946.

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Fun with Dick and Jane, part III, Animals

Little Quack

Little Rabbit

Puff

Spot

These pages are from the Basic Reader “Fun with Dick and Jane”, by William S. Gray and May Hill Arbuthnot. Illustrated by Eleanor Campbell and Keith Ward. Scott, Foresman and Company, 1946.

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Fun with Dick and Jane, part II, Animals

These pages are from the Basic Reader “Fun with Dick and Jane”, by William S. Gray and May Hill Arbuthnot. Illustrated by Eleanor Campbell and Keith Ward. Scott, Foresman and Company, 1946.

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Fun with Dick and Jane, part I

Basic Readers 1946-47 Edition

These pages are from the Basic Reader “Fun with Dick and Jane”, by William S. Gray and May Hill Arbuthnot. Illustrated by Eleanor Campbell and Keith Ward. Scott, Foresman and Company, 1946.

As you can see, the book is well worn from lots of 6 year old hands. I can’t afford the really good copies (the last time I even saw one in an antique mall it was $90.00).

But that’s okay, I actually enjoy used books – the idea that this book was read and maybe loved before I acquired it is nice.

Dick and Jane stories were the staple of early reading in the 1930s – 1960s. Attractive, colorful illustrations and simple story lines – lovely Americana.

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