Tag Archives: childhood

Growing Up Country

A recent statistic floating around reads like this:  the average person is three generations removed from agriculture.  That may not surprise you, but I still live on a farm and can trace agriculture back for generations on my side of … Continue reading

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Weekend at Grandma’s

Christmas glitter,  In my hair, On the chair,  Everywhere. Cookie crumbs and icing blobs on the floor  sweep some more. Socks and mittens gone astray Boots and gym shoes in the way. Towels and wash cloths in the bath Band … Continue reading

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Oh yes…. I’m the Great Pretender….

Oh yes I’m the great pretender. I have always loved to pretend, and yes, even at the rotten (not really feeling ripe anymore) old age of almost 63 I still pretend. I hope think that’s normal.  In today’s high-tech world … Continue reading

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Picking up Rocks

There have been many articles recently about “helicopter parents”.  Meaning parents that hover a bit too closely to protect their children and in doing so cause them to be fearful and develop into adults that are afraid to take a … Continue reading

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Anna and Martha

My Grandmother, Anna, was born in 1900.  She had  lovely red hair.   Her identical twin sister, Martha, looked so much like her that I grew up thinking I had two paternal grandmothers.  The sisters were close and much alike … Continue reading

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Daily Discovery

Bullying is the hot topic.  I dealt with it as a new teacher in 1971, and was still dealing with it during my final year in 2011. It’s always been there.  I am afraid it always will be. A teacher/friend … Continue reading

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I was born in a small town….

Homecoming = spirit, dress up days, pep rallies, bonfires, parades, football It’s high school and in a small town, on a scale of 1-10….. Homecoming is  a 15. The kids in my granddaughter’s freshman class  had made signs and banners … Continue reading

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Back to School… again

Last Saturday I  revisited the first school I ever attended.  The one I described  in my other Back to School blogs. My granddaughter’s freshman volleyball team was playing there.   Even though its only about 40 minutes from my home, … Continue reading

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The Perfect Grandma

My grandkids mean the world to me.  When they come over I try to plan activities for them to do.  Mostly because it’s fun, but also because its a lot easier to keep them happy when they are busy. We … Continue reading

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A Little to the Left

We got our first TV set when I was about 3 years old. It was, of course, black and white.  Captain Kangaroo, Howdy Doody. and Winky Dink were my favorite shows and most likely the only shows for kids.  Technology … Continue reading

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