Friday, September 30, 2011
COLLECTION #66: Vintage School Spelling Books
"I before E except after C, unless the sound is A, as in 'neighbor' or 'weigh' ".
I still recite this little rule to myself when trying to remember how to spell certain words. Spelling was always a pretty good subject for me, and I loved getting those 100% grades on my spelling tests. (I recently came across a letter I sent to my Mom when she was visiting her sister, when I was in about the third grade. My obviously false memory that I was a great speller was hopelessly dashed...although not atrocious, I misspelled at least five words in that short little note).