My daughters eat a lot of cereal and play a lot of board games. So this theme came together while I drank coffee and watched them go about their lives. Histories of all sorts litter my bookshelves. So there was another theme entry from the detritus of daily life. The songbook reference, though, was a late addition and new to me—one of the quirky entries that you pick up in putting together a grid (and David's gift). My favorite clue is at 1-Across (my wife's), and my favorite answer is at 1-Down (mine)—good places for each. This is my first published puzzle, so I'm grateful to David for being open to a rookie.