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Thursday, April 24, 2014

Time is Racing

First, I want to thank all of our followers that purchased "Earth Day Color by Numbers"! I get the biggest kick out of hearing
 "cha-ching" while I am outside working in the yard or watching TCM channel.
Most of you are too young to remember the first "Earth Day".  I was a 9th grader in Jr. High. (They kept us away from the Seniors back then.  Not a bad idea.)  My Civics teacher, Mrs. Penny, very right winged, was encouraging us all and possibly  giving extra credit to do something that day. I planned with a classmate to ride to school on his mom's bicycle built for two. Interesting thing, I had to get my dad to take me over to his house by car, because it was on the other side of town from our house.  I normally road the school bus which was a good thing. I had made posters for both sides of the bike. Back then they had just started letting girl's wear slacks to school. I had a tan and black plaid pair of slacks I wore with a white blouse and black tie ribbon. I remember thinking I was so neat! The ride was great and many motorist honked at us. (We thought they were celebrating with us, but maybe they were not pleased with us on "their" streets.) We arrived at school on time with lots of friends clapping and yelling for us. I was so proud till I went to get off. I ripped the seat of my pants out right down the seam!!! Lucky for me the Home-Ec  teacher took my slacks and stitched them back up.  See what happens when you get to big for your britches.
Moving on, I am busy getting ready for my Kentucky Derby Party, now that the Heritage Golf Tournament is over on the island.  I have almost as many decorations as most people do for Christmas.  I have a collection of horses and props to get down from the attic. I have all of my silver mint julep cups wrapped and stored.
I downloaded the new Derby Art work to put on my invitations.
I will post party pictures later. But the secret to the best mint juleps is the simple sugar one makes to put in the drink.
I had to split the activities we had created into an ELA and a Math Unit. Autumn uses lots of center things moving around the room, but many teachers prefer individual activities using only school black ink. So I continue to try to meet both needs.
Much love,
Autumn and Ruth


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