I send you wishes for a happy Monday! Hopefully it will be a good day for you and set the tone for the week.
The week-end seemed to be all about remembering. Yes, we remembered to advance our clocks and other timepieces an hour before we went to bed on Saturday night. It would seem, however, that this computer has adjusted to the time change a bit more smoothly than the adults in the household.:-)
When The Husband and I were married in August of 1969, we located in a small town about an hour away. As it was too late to obtain a teaching position in that county, I had a daily 60-mile round trip to my position in the county in which I had formerly lived. It was the next school year that I was able to be placed in a school in a location nearby where we were living. My assignment was for a first grade classroom - one of three teachers there. My experience had been in 4th and 5th grade classes prior to that, so EL, a dynamic, petite lady, became a great example for me to emulate as we were all in an open space, teaching 100 first graders together.
Three moves, three children, and over 40 years didn't help maintain close contact, though I was saddened to hear of the passing of EL. Her memorial service was Sunday afternoon. After dealing with Alzheimer's for several years, EL was 87.
For over 36 years I have known NB. I remember many occasions she has reached out in friendship, especially at the passing of my mother in 1983. In ensuing years, we shared the responsibility of leading a Girl Scout Troop, with all the fun that goes along with that. This week-end, I spent some time in the kitchen preparing food to take to her house at the passing of her mother at age 97.
After a 25-year teaching career, I retired 11 years ago. It wasn't long until I thought it was time to resume a hobby I had enjoyed some years earlier - playing bridge. So - off I went to the Senior Center where a group was already formed. This was where I met JS. Her cheerfulness and helpfulness were two qualities that drew me to enjoy her company. Sadly, at age 76 and after several battles with cancer, JS left us on Friday.
So - my time has been spent remembering and being thankful for friends that have influenced us through the years. What a joy it has been to know these people during my life. It is my hope that I will be known for being a friend to others.
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