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#337–Unforgettable students, the good, the bad & the funny . . .

This is my second post concerning teaching this May, which is appropriate since May is Teacher Appreciation Month. The first article had to do with my 22 years at Blossom Hill School––five years teaching second grade and 17 years teaching … Continue reading

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#336–My previous life––as a teacher . . .

When you live in a town where most people are retired and moved here from somewhere else, nearly everyone has a “previous life.” My previous life was as an elementary school teacher. I taught at Blossom Hill School, located in … Continue reading

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#335–Thoughts on my Mom . . .

With Mother’s Day approaching, I was thinking about my Mom, who was a complex woman. She had very little common sense but was shrewd, had secrets and considered herself a survivor, and grew more and more negative as she got … Continue reading

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#334–A tale of tails . . .

I had a dream the other night about pets I’ve had and their tails. Who knows why!  I have no idea, but I got up and started writing. I’ve put the dates of when each pet was mine.  I’ve written … Continue reading

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#333–Let’s hear it for Central Lincoln . . .

There’s no free give-aways! No free lunch! There’s always a catch! These are the common-sense arguments that pop into your head whenever you hear about a free give-away. But this appears to really be a free give-away that may lower … Continue reading

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#332–Big Blue, a rare ’62 Chevy Impala 409 . . .

In 1977 when I first met Walt Fleagle, who was to become my second husband, I only saw him drive a Toyota flatbed truck. After a few months, he brought Big Blue over for a proper introduction. Big Blue was … Continue reading

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#331–Of bear claws, pink boxes, and maple bars . . .

Everybody has favorite foods, that which makes you happy, that which makes your mouth water. For me, it’s bear claws. Just ask any member of my family. On my two or three times a year trips to Bakersfield, California, to … Continue reading

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#330–When changing the bed isn’t just changing the bed . . .

Note: Update on wound. When I went to the Wound Care Clinic on Monday March 28, Jeannine found my wound to be much improved! Yay!! I was very pleased. The debridement seemed to be more painful than before, but knowing … Continue reading

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#329–Wound Care Clinic, the fun continues . . .

During my first week, I went to the clinic two days in a row. I saw Jeannine, the main nurse both days. Seeing me two days in a row was mainly to see if I could withstand the Unna Boot, … Continue reading

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#328–Wound Care Clinic not a torture chamber . . .

Because the area around my ankle on my left leg is not healing, I was referred to the Wound Care Clinic at Peace Harbor Medical Center in Florence. It’s in the same building as the Walk-In Clinic. I had never … Continue reading

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