I think I am feeling very nostogic or something. Plus overwhelming feeling of being blessed and so so lucky.
Today is my birthday, I am now 56 years old. There have been so many times in the past when I really never thought I would reach this date or age. It seems almost surreal or something to be able to sit here and say, I can remember 50 years ago when……
OK, I have very few memories of way back when. I do remember crying on my first day of grade one. Actually that is the last time I can ever remember crying, Howdle men don’t cry. I wasn’t crying because I was lonely or scared or anything like that. I had a very sore bum. No the teacher hadn’t given me the strap. There was a teeter tooter in the play ground. My cousin Rick who was a couple of years older than me and therefore bigger and heavier than me. He was on one end I on the other. Because he was heavier he could keep me up in the air. Suddenly while I was up there, he jumped off. I came crashing down and hurt my bum.
Grades one to four I attended a country school. One classroom, one teacher for eight grades. About 3/4 of the kids in the school were my cousins. I think there were likely about 30 kids in the school. I don’t have any real specific memories. The teacher must have divided her time each period between the various grades. Remember how it was back in school. If you didn’t have the answer to a question you could try and hide behind the kid in front of you hoping the teacher wouldn’t see you and ask you for the answer. Now this was a small school 30 kids spread over 8 grades. Well I was the entire grade one class, I was the grade 2 class….
Took a break, my brother Eric dropped in for coffee and to wish me a happy birthday. Honoring my request for acts of kindness, He and Lynda made a donation to world vision buying school supplies for needed children. I thank you very much.
It is now Dec. 14th. I never did make it back to the computer yesterday Other than to quickly respond to a few wonderful comments.
Yesterday, was my birthday and it was a nice day. I thank all for the phone calls, the email messages, the comments here on the blog and the messages through faceboo. You all helped make my day special and I do thank all.