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Old 05-29-2013, 08:05 AM   #5551
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I was going to say the really big luna moth we saw when we were out. In fact there was a small (8 year old-ish) boy coming up to the store as we were leaving. I asked if he wanted to see a really cool moth and then pointed it out. He was so excited he called to his grandma to hurry up so she could see it too. Le moth looked pretty comfy hugging the bricks so I think grandma was OK.

Instead I just saw a "news" segment on CBS about Tony Bennett. 86 and still going strong. I've always been an old soul when it comes to some music and have always liked TB. But I also like to rock out. Heck, if anyone saw my CD collection they would think, by its assortment, that those discs belonged to about 3-4 people!
Some don't get it when they see Granny rocking out to Queen...
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Old 05-29-2013, 11:31 AM   #5552
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I have a big smile because I am officially off of work until August 14th.
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Old 05-29-2013, 07:11 PM   #5553
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That is fantastic Chops...enjoy all that lovely time off

Have you got much planned?
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Old 05-29-2013, 11:11 PM   #5554
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I ran into a couple of my former students who had a son in the 8th grade graduation ceremony. Had a really nice visit. The dad used to be a boy I worked with intensely when he was in High School. He used to get booted daily from class for smoking outside and fighting. Now he is a supervisor/manager at a local plant, has a nice car, and they bought a house. And his older brother has done well too, working at another local plant, and also owning his own home. This was a kid that I got a local dentist to pull his rotten teeth for free. I bought him clothes, and spent many hours talking to his dad to try to straighten him and his brother out. They were so poor back then. Living in a cinderblock shack. So proud of them now!
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Old 05-29-2013, 11:47 PM   #5555
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Now that is cool Dawg!!!
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Old 05-30-2013, 03:08 AM   #5556
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I ran into a couple of my former students who had a son in the 8th grade graduation ceremony. Had a really nice visit. The dad used to be a boy I worked with intensely when he was in High School. He used to get booted daily from class for smoking outside and fighting. Now he is a supervisor/manager at a local plant, has a nice car, and they bought a house. And his older brother has done well too, working at another local plant, and also owning his own home. This was a kid that I got a local dentist to pull his rotten teeth for free. I bought him clothes, and spent many hours talking to his dad to try to straighten him and his brother out. They were so poor back then. Living in a cinderblock shack. So proud of them now!
Teachers and counselors get so little credit for what they do and they see so few dramatic results it has to be tough on the self-esteem sometimes. Kudos to you for such success with these young men! Whether or not you see the results know that your efforts make a big difference!
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Old 05-30-2013, 03:18 AM   #5557
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I have a big smile because I am officially off of work until August 14th.
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Have a terrific summer vacation! What is it that teachers say? Their three favorite things about the job are June, July and August!
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Old 05-30-2013, 03:23 AM   #5558
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I ran into a couple of my former students who had a son in the 8th grade graduation ceremony. Had a really nice visit. The dad used to be a boy I worked with intensely when he was in High School. He used to get booted daily from class for smoking outside and fighting. Now he is a supervisor/manager at a local plant, has a nice car, and they bought a house. And his older brother has done well too, working at another local plant, and also owning his own home. This was a kid that I got a local dentist to pull his rotten teeth for free. I bought him clothes, and spent many hours talking to his dad to try to straighten him and his brother out. They were so poor back then. Living in a cinderblock shack. So proud of them now!

wow, dawg!!! kudos. giving to the next generation is one of the best things anyone can do.
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That is fantastic Chops...enjoy all that lovely time off

Have you got much planned?
Thanks Kylie. I always enjoy my time off. I will have my grandkids visit for some of it, and I also have my niece coming for a bit. Right before I go back to work, we are going to Michigan for a trip. Should be nice, and will probably go by much too fast!
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Have a terrific summer vacation! What is it that teachers say? Their three favorite things about the job are June, July and August!
That is right, except that we don't really get August any more around here. Looks like I get half of it this year though. I'll take that. I really do love my time off. I can be so better refreshed for the next school year.
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