… and talked to my old friend Marian Green about Munro Leaf. (An NPR reporter visits me tomorrow to talk about Leaf as a resident of Garrett Park, and about what it’s like to live in his house.) Also got hold of this wonderful photograph of him enthralling children in some foreign country with stories of his famous bull.


Best of all was this article

about a Garrett Park Elementary School cookbook in which all recipes are in the metric system because “the Maryland State Board of Education has called for all Maryland schools to be totally metric by 1980.”

Munro Leaf of Garrett Park, the well-known children’s author, not only read and approved the manuscript but chose the title [Metric Tastes Good, A Different Kind of Cookbook From the Garrett Park Elementary School PTA] and drew the cover illustration.

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3 Responses to “Made a visit to the Garrett Park town archives tonight…”

  1. Stephen Karlson Says:

    There are countries that use the metric system.

    There are countries that have sent astronauts to the Moon.

  2. theprofessor Says:

    It is very surprising that The People Who Know Best have not taken another run at cramming the metric system down our throats.

  3. Margaret Soltan Says:

    tp: My life with a European husband has been a relentless series of personal attacks from the world of the metric system.

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