Though he passed away in 1991, Theodor Seuss Geisel, known to most as simply Dr. Seuss, would have turned 109 years old Saturday, March 2. The nation celebrates his birth with storytimes, classroom activities and fond reflections of favorite stories.
Did you know that Dr. Seuss never really was a doctor of any sort? According to GoodReads.com, he'd gone to Oxford to obtain a doctorate of literature, but never finsihed his degree.
Instead, while on board a ship on a European vacation, he crafted "And to Think That I Saw It on Mulberry Street." He inspired authors (and children) across the world when, after being rejected by 43 publishers, he got a friend to publish his first work in 1937, according to Seussville.com.
Read Across America suggests adults celebrate the day by reading to a child. The second annual event, held in conjunction with the National Education Association (NEA), encourages literacy and a celebration of books.
Patch encourges you to remember the man, his collection of amazing stories and celebrate his birth by posting your favorite Seuss memories. Do you have a favorite quote? A favorite book? A memory tied to reading? Share your story here in the comments.