Monthly Archives: April 2013

Accent

Accent “Because my heart will always be in Boston.”  That’s how I answer the question, “How could you still have such a strong Boston accent after all these years? It is a city that holds memories of the people, past … Continue reading

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Untitled

Untitled Today, as promised, I will describe my own personal Hell with Mrs. Malone. As a result of an arrangement designed to ease overcrowding, you will recall that I ended up with Mrs. Malone for both second and third grade. … Continue reading

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apology

If you’ve been receiving a post with computer gibberish at the beginning, I apologize. Working to clean it up. Thanks for your patience. DCJ

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Humiliation

Humiliation  In elementary school, a class at a time we would be taken to the auditorium. The nurse would weigh us and shout the results to our teacher who was sitting at a distance, writing it down. Anita was embarrassed … Continue reading

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18th of April

  18th of April ‘Twas the 18th of April in ’75, hardly a man is now alive who remembers that famous day and year.      (Longfellow; 1861) Well, if you grew up in the Boston area, you probably are well aware … Continue reading

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Gingers

Gingers Did you know that today kids with red hair get called “gingers” and are teased, even bullied for their hair color?  The first I heard of it, my red-headed  grandson told me it was really tough to have red … Continue reading

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Cursive Writing

Cursive Writing Is cursive writing dead?  And, if it is, does it matter? As for the first question,  according to the media, it certainly seems that cursive writing is dead or hovering over its last curved letter.  An article in … Continue reading

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