- Michigan looked like a mitten. (Well, the bottom part, anyway.) The top part looked like the paper hats the cooks wore at the Frisch's Restaurant to which his parents occasionally took his brother and him to eat, about eight blocks from his house. (The "Big Boy" sandwich is still his favorite hamburger, ever.)
- Florida looked like a pirate's peg leg. Specifically, Long John Silver's, in the novel Treasure Island, by Robert Louis Stevenson, which Scowl-Face read much later in elementary school, and for which my Library has made a book trailer.
- New York looked like a pork chop. Ooooo-kay.
- Texas looked like a T-Bone in a T-Bone steak. (Looks like somebody spent a lot of his childhood thinking about food.)
P.P.S. Want to watch my Library's book trailer for Treasure Island? Sure you do.