Tales of a 4th Grade…Something (part 2)


A while back I wrote about my year teaching fourth grade.  It was a long time ago, almost 26 years.  I'll always think of the kids from that class as 9 and 10 year olds.  But of course if it's been 26 years, so the kids are all grown up.  Imagine my surprise last night when … Continue reading Tales of a 4th Grade…Something (part 2)

Better Said Than I Could Have


Facebook, Twitter, Reddit, frankly the entire interweb is teeming with all things Veterans' Day; as it should be!  One of my Facebook friends, who I wrote about the other day, posted her take on the day.  I'm not saying it's any more sincere than all the other thank you's that I've read today, but what … Continue reading Better Said Than I Could Have

Hillary (No, not that one…)


...Although, I remember her saying once when she was making a reservation at a restaurant, she gave the name Hillary and they thought it was Hillary Clinton.  True story. ******************************************************* Today I was sitting at my desk and got a call from the front desk. Elizabeth: "Kelly, you have a delivery of eggs down here." … Continue reading Hillary (No, not that one…)

11th Grade Homeroom


I love it when I see on Facebook pictures posted from high school days.  I must admit the only pictures I have are in my yearbook from senior year, which is sitting in a milk crate in my basement.  The wonder of Facebook certainly is the unexpected, and fun, finds that pop up almost daily. … Continue reading 11th Grade Homeroom

You Can’t Always See It


Everyone you meet is fighting a battle you know nothing about. Be kind. I wrote a post back in September about a high school friend that had passed away. I had a feeling when I went to the wake that his death was perhaps the result of something quite personal, something perhaps that he struggled … Continue reading You Can’t Always See It

Color Me…Pink!


Unless you live under a rock or are a hermit, you know that, over 25 years ago, the month of October was identified as Breast Cancer Awareness month. Pink ribbons, pink lights, walks to fund research, among other things, are plentiful for the 31 days of the month. For the longest time I didn't personally … Continue reading Color Me…Pink!

If You Missed National Thank You Day…


National Thank You Day, depending on what you believe when you Google it, was either September 12th or 27th. Since I missed the day regardless, I'm proposing that today, October 10th, is Thank You Day! So, I think that anyone who reads my blog, or post on Facebook, should take a minute and thank someone. … Continue reading If You Missed National Thank You Day…

Nieces and Nephews


Looking at Facebook has become a part of my daily before dinner routine. I like to see what's going on with friends and family. I typically find out some tidbit of news, see a picture to make me smile, or find someone's posted a quote that gives me pause. I count myself among the lucky … Continue reading Nieces and Nephews

Girls Gone…Amazing


There are times, as I've experienced and been told, that the inspiration for writing something on a daily basis can be hard to come by. Today, I decided to for a muse by scrolling through my list of Facebook friends. I noticed as I made my way down the 2-column page that I'm connected to … Continue reading Girls Gone…Amazing

No Such Thing as “The Good Cancer”


It is thyroid cancer awareness month.  There are just a few more days left in September; a few more days to draw needed attention to "the good cancer". Of course there is no good cancer! The Merriam Webster Dictionary on-line defines cancer as: can•cer noun \ˈkan(t)-sər\: (1) a serious disease caused by cells that are … Continue reading No Such Thing as “The Good Cancer”