Remembering the 40th anniversary of the biggest snowstorm of my lifetime...the Blizzard of '78.
(I originally wrote this post in January 2009, following a big snowstorm that closed down the Indiana University campus while my two youngest sons Kamaron and Kyler were students there. While that was a big storm, it didn't hold a candle to THE WINTER STORM of my generation that had happened 31 years before....)
I haven't been an elementary classroom teacher for 34 years now.
But my daughter is a teacher and many of my family members and closest friends are teachers, so I wanted to share a little encouragement this morning from an email that put a smile in this former teacher's heart.
When we bought our country place in 1982, one thing I loved about it was this big, old hip-roofed barn.
I ran across this photo on Facebook the other day, and my mind immediately took a long, nostalgic walk down memory lane.
Anyone who grew up in my neck of the woods will recognize this icon.
The Coffee Pot was a well-known restaurant in the nearby town of Cambridge City, Indiana while I was growing up.
There is a good chance that this post falls under the "TMI" category, but I'm going to post it anyway. Perhaps it will bring a smile to your face this gloomy (at least here in central Indiana...) Monday morning...
Today is the first day of school, at least in our neck of the woods it is. And, of course, I took photos of my grandsons (which I'll post tomorrow) as they head off for a new school year adventure. But the first day of school always reminds me of MY very first day of school...I can still smell the hallways of Hagerstown Elementary and the fragrance of fresh crayons still makes me smile...a little reminiscing about a day a very long time ago....