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A small pause in the rants to show a word-picture of one happy MotherOwl. She just read the very first page in a first-grade reader! And was overjoyed. Now what. Didn't MotherOwl learn how to read as a child many years ago? No big news, you might say. But ... it was a Japanese first-grade reader. The very first words were: "はなの はる" Spring flowers.