• The 4th of July

    Sitting here listening to the rain pouring down on the 4th of July made me ask Google what the weather was like on that fateful day in 1776.  What was it like? Well, this question brought up some unusual answers I had never thought about.   They didn’t have spiffy weathermen or predicting stations in that time.  They got the weather of the time by the readings of Thomas Jefferson who purchased a thermometer when he got to Philadelphia for the price equivalent today of $300.00.  He normally took weather conditions twice a day in the early morning for the low and…

  • Teaching and Learning

    The other day I had a lovely day with my granddaughter of six. We painted a rock carving of a fox in the outlandish colors she wanted, blew bubbles as she is the Bubble Queen, and watered and cared for…

  • Memorial Day

     In Flanders Fields by John McCrae In Flanders fields the poppies blow Between the crosses row on row, That mark our place; and in the sky The larks, still bravely singing, fly Scarce heard amid the guns below.