Kentucky- "Mountain Woman stands near her home in southeastern Kentucky. Since 1950, thousands of Kentuckians have moved from rural to urban areas."
|Who is Mountain Woman? Is she some beloved national icon that I should be ashamed I don't know about?|
Maybe she's just well known in Kentucky and the school kids get a day off and go to the Mountain Woman Parade.
Khrushchev, Nikita- I asked my 12 year old son if he knew what the U.S.S.R. was. He didn't know. I asked him about the Soviet Union. He said it was some army that fought in World War II and doesn't exist anymore. Times have changed; he probably thinks about terrorists and Al Qaeda instead of Khrushchev and the commies. Every generation has it's own stuff to worry about.
The World Book Encyclopedia. Chicago: World Book-Childcraft International, 1979. Includes all photos and quotations.