Monthly Archives: August 2020

The Day Before School… Ice Cream!

School starts tomorrow for teachers.  Today I drove out to a farm, in the country. It was a picture perfect day.  The farm is a dairy farm.  That means ice cream. New England + dairy farms = the best ice … Continue reading

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My Summer of Books – Part 3

In Part 1 and Part 2, I reviewed the picture books in the photo below.  These books were new and wonderful reads this summer. Part 3: Upper grade books for older children. I had a double-dose of Patricia MacLachlan books.  Lucky me!  After … Continue reading

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My Summer of Books – Part 2

In  Part 1 I talked about many of the picture books in this photo, which shows all the children’s books I read this summer. Part 2 continues with the picture books, and bridges to older children’s books. Pigs in the Mud in … Continue reading

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Reading Aloud to the Rescue

A child’s serious head injury required surgery and plenty of rest at home.  Scary stuff.  How to help Miles relax and take his mind away from his boo-boo?  Reading aloud, of course.  Miles loved ‘Jennie reading’ when he was in … Continue reading

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My Summer of Books – Part 1

My summer has been filled with reading children’s books, from new picture books to books for older children, and classics.  Every one has been satisfying and thrilling, yet in different ways.  Some books are funny, some are filled with history, … Continue reading

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Little Sundrop

Little sundrop, where were you when you family bloomed in June? They grew, as a big happy family. They were in full glory on the Fourth of July. The days of August have put them to rest, yet here you … Continue reading

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“Inspiration is not the exclusive privilege of poets or artists. There is, there has been, there will always be a certain group of people whom inspiration visits…”

Originally posted on Art of Quotation:
Inspiration is not the exclusive privilege of poets or artists. There is, there has been, there will always be a certain group of people whom inspiration visits. It’s made up of all those who’ve…

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Today’s Quote

Originally posted on Soul Gatherings:
We do not stop playing because we grow old. We grow old because we stop playing. ~ Benjamin Franklin ~ ____________

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Ahead of His Time

“Anyone who does anything to help a child in his life is a hero.” ~Fred Rogers~ Jennie

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The Green Mountain State – Vermont, Part 2

This sight brought on a huge smile. A big American flag against the backdrop of the Green Mountains. Life is good. Our destination was the Bennington Museum in Bennington, Vermont.  There’s a back story here, which many of my longtime … Continue reading

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