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RIDING IN A “CAR OF DEPLORABLES”

Many folks would think my dad and mother, Pete and Amy, were simple farm folks.  Today’s world would call them uneducated.  Hillary called them “deplorables.” My family valued travel and I was given a lot of “field trips” because of … Continue reading

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JESSIE JACKSON IN 1975

I’ve told you before that I used to be active in the Democratic party. In my rummaging among old school materials I found these bits. So I’m sharing a bit from my past. I’m not sure whether this picture of … Continue reading

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LERNIN 2 TEX

Eye mist  yesturda b cos eye wuz lernin 2 tex. Hoap u mist mee.  Eye wunt to lern 2 tex awn 1 uv thoz fancee fones. Houw am eye doin? Eye haf tene-ajers lernin me. Thanx, kidz, 4 yur lernin … Continue reading

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INVOLVE ME

An explanation.  I took two g-granddaughters for state testing for home schoolers last week.  This was the room we entered and waited.  It’s hard to see her but there it a teacher sitting at the check in desk down at … Continue reading

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REQUIREMENTS MATTER

It has been completed – this dream of my life;  then why am I so filled with anxiety rather than joy? I made it through high school by cheating; there was no other way I could do it.  Even though … Continue reading

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LACK OF ACCOUNTABILITY

“Poor me,” he laments, “‘Tis my fate written in stars,” as he makes his doom. Although I am lending a humorous touch to this haiku, it is a serious concern to me.  I was talking with a friend yesterday about … Continue reading

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SCHOOL DAYS,…OH, THOSE GOLDEN RULE DAYS…

…READING AND ‘RITING, AND ‘RITHMETIC, TAUGHT TO THE TUNE OF A HICKORY STICK…The drawing above is one my mother drew, a one-room school house on the prairie.  Mom went to school there in the 1920’s; I went there 1945-46, I … Continue reading

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A Blessed Child

A fortunate child Spending time with her mother The home-school student. Growing a bank account, growing a garden, growing a pet, growing a collection, growing a reputation, growing fame, growing a stylish wardrobe  Nothing is as important as growing a … Continue reading

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MORE HEART STRINGS

The year was 1965 or 66 and I had a class of third and fourth grade students.  Our language arts lesson consisted of writing about our class.  The students dictated a paragraph which I wrote on the board.  They were … Continue reading

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ROTE TO RIOT

Perhaps I’m exaggerating by using “riot” as the opposite of rote, but from my observations, not by much.  Two illustrations from my educational experience: In high school, I was called a DAR meaning a Darn Average Raiser.  I liked to … Continue reading

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