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HI...WORLD!  IT'S 3:50 AM
SUNDAY, 11/4/2018...I'M UP!
KEVIN, THE CAT WANTED 2 GO
OUTSIDE!  CHECKED THIS PAGE
2 SEE IF IT GOT UP HERE!.IT DID!/YIPPEEEEE!/HAVE A GREAT
DAY...WHEREVER U R IN THIS BEAUTIFUL WORLD!/DID YOU
GET ENOUGH SLEEP?/I'M GOING
BACK 2 BED!/ENJOY YOUR DAY
AS BEST U CAN...I WILL TOO!
CAROLE  E/3:54 AM ZZZZZZZZ


I ALSO ATE PORK/BEEF/CHICKEN/TURKEY/COMING FROM FARM
ANCESTORS/LIKE MANY OF US HAVE/HERE IN MINNESOTA!/1:31
PM/NOVEMBER 3, 2018/CAROLE   E (SIGN YOUR NAME OR CE ON
SOMETHING U HAVE 'DESIGNED'/PAINTED/DRAWN/WRITTEN/____,
_________, ________, ________, ________,SEWN,
BAKED,KNIT/ _______!/ETC!1:52 PM/INSIDE DAY!/CE







BEFORE I TELL THIS THIRD LESSON, I WOULD LIKE TO SAY IT IS 27 DEGREES IN BRAINERD ...ON THIS CRISP....FALL..DAY.  NOW THE/09 LEAVES WILL TURN...THEY ALWAYS SAY IT WILL BE AFTER THE FIRST FROST.  FIREPLACE IS GOING...FRESH COFFEE...SLIGHT WIND...NICE DAY.  I SUBSTITUTED IN TEACHING FOR TEN YEARS BEFORE I GOT MY JOB THAT LASTED ANOTHER TWENTY YEARS.  I LIKED SUBBING BECAUSE I KNEW IT WOULD ONLY LAST FOR ONE OR TWO DAYS AND I COULD HANDLE ANYTHING FOR THAT LENGTH OF TIME!  AT THAT TIME THE SUBSTITUTES WERE PAID $27 A DAY, AND $5 FOR ONE PERIOD.  SO MY DAY...DEPENDED ON THE PHONE..WHEN IT WOULD RING...I DIDN'T KNOW WHERE I WOULD END UP.  I HAVE SUBSTITUTED IN... ENGLISH..SCIENCE...MATH...CORE...ART...WELDING( THE KIDS SHOWED ME HOW TO WELD..WHEN I WAS THERE)...SHOP.(WE HAD TO TAKE HOME EC...WE DIDN'T HAVE A CHANCE TO TAKE SHOP....FOR SURE...IF I HAD...I WOULD HAVE CHOSEN...SHOP)..GEOGRAPHY, ETC. AND RARELY.(IF EVER) DID I TURN IT DOWN.  SO..I HAD TO THINK...QUICK..ALWAYS FOLLOWING THE TEACHER'S LESSON PLAN..(THAT SOMETIMES WAS NOT AS COMPLETE AS I WOULD HAVE LIKED IT!)..THERE WAS NOTHING WORSE THAN DOING THE  LESSON..(7TH...8TH...9TH GRADERS) AND LOOKING UP AND SEEING THAT THERE WAS 15-20 MINUTES LEFT ON THE CLOCK.  SO I WAS PREPARED. I HAD MY FOLDERS WITH ALL KINDS OF PAPERS THAT I COULD ALWAYS BRING OUT AND SAY...'THIS WILL BE COLLECTED AT THE END OF THE PERIOD!  I ENJOYED SUBSTITUTING...SURE IT WASN'T MUCH MONEY...BUT IT HELPED OUT.  MANY A TIME I WOULD BE OUT IN MY GARDEN...DIGGING OR SOMETHING.. AND THE PHONE WOULD RING:  HI, CAROLE...WE NEED A SUB FOR THE BASKETBALL COACH  WHO HAS A GAME TODAY...CAN YOU COME IN FOR LAST PERIOD? ($5)...SURE.  OH...HOW I WOULD HAVE LOVED TO STAY AMONG MY FLOWERS...BUT IF I HAD SAID NO....SHE HAD A LONG LIST OF SUBS...AND MAYBE SHE WOULDN'T CALL ME, AGAIN.(SO I WAS RELIABLE...RESPONSIBLE...AND HAPPY TO GET THE WORK!)...NOW IN THE JUNIOR HIGH...7TH..8TH..9TH GRADES THE MAIN THING WAS DISCIPLINE..(KIDS LOVE IT WHEN THEY HAVE A SUB..THEY FEEL THEY CAN GET AWAY WITH ...ANYTHING!)..BUT I HAD CONTROL...AND I DID IT WITH HUMOR.  II DECIDED ..EVEN BACK THEN...THAT I WAS GOING TO HAVE SOME FUN AND ENJOY THIS DAY. I REMEMBER THE STORY THAT MY PSYCHOLOGY TEACHER HAD TOLD...MY SECOND YEAR OF COLLEGE:  YEARS AGO IN A ONE-ROOM SCHOOL HOUSE...GRADES 1ST TO 8TH GRADES..THE TEACHER HAD TO LEAVE FOR A SHORT WHILE..SHE THOUGHT....18 KIDS....THIS WILL BE CHAOS IN HERE WITH BILLY.(THE VERY LARGE..8TH GRADER..SOMETIMES A BULLY..ALWAYS ACTING UP IN CLASS (THE 'CLASS CLOWN')..WHAT SHOULD I DO?  SHE MADE A 'BRILLIANT' DECISION..SHE CALLED BILLY UP TO THE FRONT AND PRIVATELY TOLD HIM HER PROBLEM..SHE SAID...'BILLY...I WILL HAVE TO LEAVE FOR JUST A FEW MINUTES..AND I WANT YOU TO BE IN CHARGE...YOU MAY SIT AT MY DESK.  I HAVE CONFIDENCE IN YOU AND I KNOW THAT YOU WILL KEEP ORDER IN THIS CLASSROOM.'...AND LEFT.  ALMOST TEN MINUTES WENT BY AND WHEN SHE RETURNED....THERE WAS...BILLY...SITTING...PROUDLY.. AT HER DESK...KIDS ALL EXTREMELY QUIET...WORKING ON THEIR ... ASSIGNMENTS!  SHE SMILED...AND SAID..'THANK YOU, BILLY...I KNEW YOU WOULD DO A GOOD JOB!'...(MORE TEACHING...WAS DONE IN THOSE..10 MINUTES...THAN PROBABLY THE REST OF THAT YEAR.)  A 'LIFE LESSON'...SHOW APPRECIATION...SAY THANK-YOU..HAVE CONFIDENCE IN SOMEONE..BE POSITIVE....WE ALL NEED TO HEAR IT...ONCE IN A WHILE!'  NOW...WHEN I SUBBED AT THE HIGH SCHOOL...I RAN INTO 'APATHY.'  I REALIZE , NOW THAT I DO HAVE MANY STORIES TO TELL ABOUT THOSE TEN YEARS, BUT I NOW WILL TELL OF THIS ONE TIME...SUBSTITUTING AT THE JUNIOR HIGH...IN ART.  I LOVED TO SUB IN ART...HERE.. EVERYONE COULD BE CREATIVE AND FREE TO DRAW WHAT THEY FELT.  THE ASSIGNMENT FOR THIS DAY....GET YOUR PAPER OUT AND DRAW A TREE...SO...HERE I GO UP TO THE BOARD AND DRAW THIS FLOWING TREE WITH SEVERAL BRANCHES AND LEAVES.  ALL THE STUDENTS HAD THEIR COLORED BOX OF PENCILS AND I WOULD GO AROUND THE ROOM AND MAKE COMMENTS TO THE STUDENTS...ABOUT THEIR TREE.  THIS PERIOD I WAS IN A CLASS OF 7TH GRADERS...THEY WERE ALL VERY BUSY...AND INTO THIS..'TREE THING!'...AND THEN I WENT TO THE DESK OF THIS ONE BOY....(NOW, REMEMBER...THE ASSIGNMENT WAS TO DRAW...A TREE)...AND THERE ON HIS PAPER...WAS HIS TREE!....IT WAS ALL BLACK...A HUGE TREE...WITH JAGED BRANCHES...NO LEAVES, WHATSOEVER..AND I MADE THE MISTAKE OF SHOWING HIM HOW TO MAKE 'FLOWING BRANCHES'..(MY WAY)... AND I WILL NEVER FORGET...WHAT HE SAID TO ME...'NO!.....MY TREE IS A 'DEAD TREE.'..ASTONISHED I SAID:  'YOU KNOW...YOU'RE RIGHT...IT SURE LOOKS DEAD..TO ME!'..HE TAUGHT ME...THAT DAY.  WE ALL DO THINGS..DIFFERENTLY...(IT IS NOT WRONG...JUST DIFFERENT)..WHO WANTS EVERYONE TO DO EVERYTHING THE SAME WAY?? HOW BORING WOULD THAT BE!...INDIVIDUAL DIFFERENCES...'MY WAY'....MAY NOT BE 'YOUR WAY.' (REMEMBER A LONG TIME AGO WHEN YOU GOT A PICTURE AND WERE TOLD TO 'COLOR THE DEER...BROWN, COLOR THE SKY...BLUE...COLOR THE SUN...YELLOW...AND THE 'REAL CLINCHER'...[STAY...WITHIN THE LINES!]...THIS MAY BE OKAY IF YOU ARE LEARNING YOUR COLORS...BUT...HEY... MAYBE I WANT TO COLOR MY DEER....GREEN!'...I THINK I HAVE COLORED...'OUTSIDE THE LINES'  ALL MY LIFE!  (AND IT HAS BEEN QUITE A TRIP...AND I CONTINUE EVERY....'GLORIOUS' ...DAY!)...THE SUN IS SHINING BRIGHTLY...I WILL TAKE MORE PICTURES.  REMEMBER...'UPSET' ....TODAY.  CE
 
 
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