We went to Morganville this afternoon for the parade to celebrate the town's 125th anniversary. We have a lot of memories of being so close to Morganville and Kyle and the kids all attended grade school there. Kyle's family even lived in town for a while where he and his sister had a successful lawn mowing business at a young age. Paige and Neelly also went and we were remember how $.25 could buy you a pop for ceramics class and I think the class was only $.75 or so. The kids were at best, only fair painters, although Abby had a little more promise. I have some lovely pitchers that can't seem to find their way to Blake and Paige's homes.
Also have thought about 9-11 and that day at school. One of the paras in my room came down the hall between the first and second hour classes and said a plane had flown into the World Trade Center. I turned on my Channel One TV and the newscasters were still unsure about what happened. It was hard to decide what to do with the kids since we didn't necessarily want to alarm them but knew by later in the morning that history was being made. I had the TV on for about half of each hour for the 7 and 8 graders but also gave them some quiet work that they could do if they didn't want to watch. We had some really good discussions about what was happening and what the USA reaction might be. These kids are now 22 to 24 years old. Abby was in 6th grade and I didn't have 6th graders at that time. I don't remember that any parents came to pick kids up that day but I suppose a few did. We did not have the open house that night that was scheduled. For my students now, they were born but so small they don't have the memories of the day.
I think I have finally talked Kyle into going to see the movie "The Help" with me. I said President Schulze went with his wife and said he enjoyed it so I was sure Kyle would too. But with no guns, horses, or fast driving, it would a whole new experience from his usual movie choices. Then we called to see if Blake's were busy since I knew Tamara had read the book too and wanted to see the movie and she went with me. The boys hung out at the house. I really enjoyed the movie, but looking around, there weren't too many men. A few high school boys but I chalk that up to they were with a group and were going were the girls were.
Loving the weather.
No more thoughts.