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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.

Sunday, June 17, 2012



Nostalgia - a wistful yearning for something past or irrecoverable

The lake at Bernheim Forest and Arboretum this past autumn. Good Old Dog Willie was my photo shoot buddy as always. I liked having him along on these photography jaunts for the company and it helped me feel easier when meeting people. Always called Willie a goodwill ambassador for pit bulls. He loved going for drives and greeting strangers. Must start training Chet the Not So Good Puppy to be my new photography partner.


Amy Burzese said...

A very pretty shot!

TexWisGirl said...

awww. i know you miss sweet willie!

Jan n Jer said...

Nice to relate this shot with Willie! One day Chet will be doing the same thing too...he has a good teacher!!!

Grandma Barb's This and That said...

Very pretty scene. Chet will be accompaning you soon too.

Linda said...

Beautiful shot! Chet will step up to the job, just wait and see!

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Oh ---I 'feel' how much you miss Willie. But-- give Chet some time and he'll be a great 'partner' also.