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didyouhearthat?

by barbara waters

That sound . . . that slightest of whispers . . . no, that loudest of gleeful yells . . . do you hear what I hear?

A song, a song, (etc.)

Yup - it’s the first day of school on the Kenai Peninsula and all the mamas and daddies are heaving great huge sighs of relief.

That OTHER sound you hear is of the older youngsters - the ones who have been in school for many a year - groaning at the thought of early mornings and boring lectures and, need we add, HOMEWORK!

School days, school days, good old golden rule days
reading and writing and ‘rithmetic
teachers weilding a hickory stick (lol - like that even happens anymore)

Nevertheless, six of the grandchildren will toddle off to school today - two (how did THAT happen?) will be enrolled at the high school - one a freshman and the other a junior (I am MUCH too young to have grandchildren that close to adulthood, I tell you!). One is in his first year at middle school (not quite sure how THAT happened, either) and three at the elementary school (two in fourth grade and one in second).

The littlest guy doesn’t start pre-school for another couple of weeks, I think. He’ll miss his brothers and sisters - for, oh, about an hour . . . until he realizes he has his mama and daddy all to his little self again. Yup, that’s when the smiles will come out big time.

It’ll be a bit quieter at the shelter - with the kids off to school we won’t hear the laughter - and tears - through the walls so much. It’ll be busy each morning as various buses and cabs pick them up and then each afternoon as they return from school. It can be very noisy at those times. ;) Good, healthy noise.

In honor of the first day of school - and in honor of the many teachers who give countless, tireless, hours to your kids and my grandkids . . . I give you this dish cloth pattern:

the knitted apple cloth. Now, go forth and knit, friends. ;)

these were done by the moderator of the dish cloth ravelry group - great colors, huh?


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