Adios, Middle School

If my calculations are correct – and really, feel free to check because I am not known for counting, much less calculating – my youngest child’s last day of 8th grade this week brings our family’s 19 years in our town’s public school system to a close and ends what for me has been aRead more…

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How many licks to the center of a Tootsie Pop?

My oldest just graduated from a giant state university located in the South so you know what that means, right? It’s time to make hotel reservations for his sister’s graduation for next year. Exactly. How’d you guess? She goes to the same school, which was convenient for her brother’s graduation this year because the kidsRead more…

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Tradition

I ran out to the CVS in town around dinnertime last week to pick up some graduation cards and on the way home, I drove past the middle school and immediately began to cry. Sloping up the school’s lawn, in front of the big white gazebo and under a perfect June sky, were the familiarRead more…

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