A`ndrew D, Norton

December 7, 2011

Post #2771 – 20111207

Mr. P: As a “guest teacher” (=what u and I called a sub), the permanent teacher had an item in her lesson plan for me to read a book to her 2d graders. I picked up one about a tree by Shel Silverstein. Now, I hear u read, every now & again, on the Saturday morning radio show hosted by one Mr Scott Simon, also a native Chicagoan, as am I. Anyway, I get just a little way into my reading when, Lo! AND Behold–that’s LO! AND behold, I tell u, I remember listening to u read it on air. I tried as well as I could to emulate your manner in reading. And, I think I did pretty well, if I say so myself: put half the kids to sleep. It was a nice story; it was one helluva nice tree. And you read it so nicely. It was a nice way to teach the kids to be kind

Daniel replies:

The truth is, I was never such a big fan of Shel Silverstein as are Scott Simon, and apparently, u.