When I was a kid, one of my favorite events was going to the Catonsville Library on Frederick Road. Not just because the early 60's decor and architecture that was going to be a cherished aesthetic style close to my heart, but because of some of my most favorite books that I discovered there. I was a horrible creature of habit...still am in many ways..( I tend to order the same foods from the same restaurants) .. i would check out the same books when I found them on the shelves. I Know an Old Lady....was one of my favorites. Mainly for the illustrations by Abner Graboff. The Ward-O-Matic blog posted a great interview of the illustrator that you can check out here

  

1961 I Know An Old Lady, by Alan Mills, pictures by Abner Graboff. Rand McNally. Scholastic Book Services.