To the editor of THE EAGLE:
Derek Gentile’s August 16 column talked about books and the Summer Reading Book Club at the Adams Free Library. Readers were awarded ribbons after a certain number of books and their name was in the paper.
It reminded by of March, 1958 when North Jr. High had a "Do You Know The Classics?" contest. My English teacher Mr. Walsh suggested I take the quiz, I finished third, and I received a Thorndike Desk Dictionary. The first and second prizes were the complete works of Shakespeare.
I wore that dictionary out. I kept it in my locker at Pittsfield High and did my vocabulary words in English class while our teacher had hall duty. It was a really good dictionary!