I couldn't sleep. I took my sleepee-time nite meds and still couldn't sleep. sigh. So I started to review my latin learning. i thought that would put me to sleep. it didn't. it seems that learning, even if it is latin, stimulates the ol noggin. whodathunkit?
and since the latin grammar is a very old text (well, relatively speaking), and some of the stuff seems familiar (like the actual examples), i'm thinking that it was the same reader used when i was a student in mrs. boyer's class. and when my mom was a student in mrs boyer's class. and when mrs boyer was but a mere maiden learning latin herself.
in fact, i am sure that it is the same primer oft quoted in many a movie. ya know that scene where the boys in their short-pants and slicked hair are studiously bent over their desks laboriously declining nouns and conjugating verbs. and the pinched face teacher drones on in a monotone while pacing with her pointer, ready to thahWhack any hapless boy with straying attention.