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About twofelines

What to say? I love my family and friends. I also love kids, cats, and books. Oh, and potato chips and Cheez-its. I am a retired teacher who still loves to be in the classroom, so now I am a substitute teacher.

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Sometimes people were waiting at the door of the Paul Revere House when my father opened it at 10 o’clock, but after that visitors would knock on the heavy door with the knocker. Sometimes a group would arrive all at … Continue reading

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GTC

6 days a week, 50 weeks a year, for 30 years my father (Garner T. Corson) went to work as the caretaker of Boston’s famous Paul Revere House. My mother was already in charge there when they met in 1932, … Continue reading

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Cursive Writing

Four years ago, cursive writing was all but declared dead. About 42 states had dropped its teaching from the required curriculum. Instead instruction focused on keyboarding with the goal that students be proficient in that skill at least by the … Continue reading

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In the Meantime

Have been working on two posts, but neither one is ready to be shared. So…in the meantime, here are some random thoughts and reactions I’ve had recently. While reading Elin Hilderbrand’s “The Identicals,” recognized myself in this sentence: “She doesn’t … Continue reading

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My Dad

My Dad Writing about root- beer-making recently unleashed a flood of memories about my father. One of the first must be from when I was  two or three (and I know it was then because we were still living on … Continue reading

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Bixby

Bixby   9/2001  3/2008   RIP, Bixby Bright golden eyes look out at me from a small triangular face.     Bixby pounces down from his cat tree and growls fiercely as he chases fat old Barnum.  His super long … Continue reading

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Defeat

Blame it on the fact that the motherboard of my computer got fried when a  nearby transformer blew. Should have had a stronger surge protector. Who knew there were strengths? Anyway, while waiting to decide on a replacement, I’ve been … Continue reading

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