When I want to remember the US Presidents in order, my mind conjures images: I see the posters Miss McNulty put up on our fourth-grade classroom walls, one for each president through Nixon. It was 1975, so there should have been a poster for Gerald Ford, but I guess she bought the set before Ford took over. Each poster had a portrait and some facts–birth and death dates, place of birth, term in office, party, ethnicity, religion (I remember being fascinated that only one of them was Catholic, living in a town where most folks were Catholic). Those are the pictures I see when I hear “Van Buren” or “Fillmore.”
The poster my daughter will remember appeared on her classroom wall (well, window) yesterday:
Count them. 44.