- Recent retiree--35 year's experience teaching reading, English, adult basic education and volunteer leadership skills. Started this blog to exchange ideas and commentary with friends and others having an interest in joining the discussions. Greatest life accomplishments include: 1.organized my 3rd grade class to check out library books for me to get around librarian's weekly limit--Amazon.com, the Mullins Elementary 3rd Grade Class of 1956 is still waiting for "thank you" notes; 2. volunteered in the Peace Corps, island of St. Kitts, West Indies; 3.taught adults to read, earn their GEDs., and speak English as a second language; 4. bought a border collie puppy for $6, got evicted rather than give him up, and began a life-long love affair with all things "Dog"; 5. joined a physical fitness boot camp in my mid-50s--don't mess with someone who's been doing regulation pushups in wet grass at 5:30 a.m.; 6. walked across Northern England with best friend Sally--over 80 miles from the Irish to North Seas; and 7. travelled to many foreign countries for pleasure and work.
Monday, July 25, 2011
Good Photos Challenge Day 10 - Childhood Memory
30 Day Good Photos Challenge, Day 10 Subject - Childhood Memory
School Picture Day - in the days before everyone had cameras, videos, and iPhones, school picture day was a big deal. In the photo on left I'm 4 years old, on right 5. And, I was dying to go to school but couldn't enroll until 6 years old. To ease the pain a bit, my older sister took me to school on picture day.
Hairdos and dresses for the all important photo: On the left, my hair had been rolled on soft pink curlers the night before and then held back with hairbows that matched my dress. I remember that my mother made this dress from a green print feedsack (yep! I'm old). In photo on right, I was wearing my first store bought dress, a red polka dot. My hairstyle was a short bob capped by pin curl "horns". My no nonsense mother would never allow my hair to "hang in my eyes" (her words).