Oldest Kid is finally into Nancy Drew, and discovered my rather large selection of them in our library, all of which I picked up at the used bookstore. They're the old blue-covered kind, which I prefer to the rewritten yellow ones. OK finished The Secret of the Old Clock this morning and brought me a piece of paper she found in the book. It's an old piece of green steno paper covered with typewritten words, and it's dated July 5, 1956. Nothing earth-shattering, just the kind of thing kids write:
I am 11 years old and these are all my favorits.
Favorite Pie: Pecan
Favorite icecream: Chocolate
Favorite male movie star: Rock Hudson
Favorite female movie star: Ann Blyth
Favorite car: Cheverlet
And so forth. At the bottom, she added:
What I hate most the DENTEST
I just think it's kind of cool that little slip of paper has been sitting inside a Nancy Drew book for fifty years!