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.
Willie Ray, A Good Old Dog
September 1996 - April 23, 2012
Willie spent his last day in a favorite spot, lying on his ortho bed with the front door open so he could survey the world. No need for the baby gate any more as he has been too woobley to stand but for a minute. Just before we loaded up for that last drive to the vet, his nemisis, the neighbor cat, stalked by the door. Before I could reach him, he gave a weak "Woof!" and was down the steps and to the sidewalk after the cat. Then he collapsed, satisfied that his job was done. Ah me, a house without Willie is too silent.