Monthly Archives: August 2020

O, FOR HISTORY: Nixon resigns

We were vacation in Myrtle Beach, staying in a motel where our second floor room faced the swimming pool. I was in the pool when Mother ran to the balcony and said I needed to come upstairs and to hurry. … Continue reading

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MY DAY: The camera lens

I’ve enjoyed a day entirely free of any business, emails, purging items for Goodwill, and other household needs. Mama Kay delivered my China Cottage order and the Cottage vegetables and hot and sour soup hit the spot. I made a … Continue reading

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MY DAY: Sound energy

It’s been a terribly busy day around the neighborhood with all sorts of sounds and activity. The parking lot construction at the high school auditorium, the cutting and mulching of the tree across Shroyer, kids playing across Rockhill, birds, a … Continue reading

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THE FAMILY ALBUM: Gatlinburg Wax Museum

As a young kid, my parents went to Gatlinburg, Tennessee every October to enjoy the Autumn foliage and to visit the attractions. For any of our trips, Mother made a pallet for me in the long back seat of our … Continue reading

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MIAGD: Returning to the old… or new

MIAGD: Make it a great day This 68-degree and just-enough-breeze morning is rather jolly and the crew trimming trees on the east side of Shroyer Road adds a new layer of color to the typical score of birds, rustling leaves, … Continue reading

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MY DAY: Wednesday evening

The teaching day is over, except for one lesson that’s always at 10:00 PM and it is on to my three day weekend. Last night, all four dogs were exhausted from the excitement of having my sister and her children … Continue reading

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MIAGD: Some cooler weather

MIAGD: Make it a great day The morning was too beautiful to not participate in it so I wrapped myself in a blanket against the 73-degrees and continued with breakfast on the deck. Our educational world feels as though it’s … Continue reading

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MY DAY: A heart full of love

This has been a fantastic week of surprises and other wonderful things happening. A former student returning to college gives me an artistic gift with a witty reminder of my JOSEPH years, a former student’s mom and friend gives me … Continue reading

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MY DAY: Monday into Tuesday

I don’t think there’s any other way to describe the day as anything short of spectacular. It was just that much fun! Motivational session was great and such a rush. Then, into the teaching part of the day was outstanding … Continue reading

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MIAGD: Monday morning symphony

MIAGD: Make it a great day Birds are singing, cool breezes blowing, trucks beeping and moving around the construction site at the high school, an annoying crow cawing every bother three seconds, wind chimes tinkling, silent senior dogs lounging while … Continue reading

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INTERESTING FACTS: Coka Cocaine

Someone posted this meme… I reposted and one of my former students didn’t realize cocaine was actually used in Coca-Cola. Coca-Cola arrived in 1885, not as a soft drink, but as a medicinal soda. Yes, it contained the coca leaf … Continue reading

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MY DAY: Sunday

There was a bit of rain, early on, much cooler weather, some sunnier skies and some threatening skies, a sudden blast of heat and high humidity which settled into a very comfortable evening. Instacart was ordered and arrived in under … Continue reading

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MY DAY: Rain, Reading & Rest

A shower went through in the early hours this morning and after the sun rose the day was a tug of war between the sun and the grey clouds that eventually spilled over to steady off and on rain the … Continue reading

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