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Jackson, MO
(Zone 6b)

December 4, 2010
3:24 PM

Post #8244194

Hi Sharron,
Your Thanksgiving story was quite good. As others, I sure enjoy your stories. I read the part about you feeding Tom Turkey to my husband. We both laughed out loud!
I had a similar situation with a steer my dad "gave" to me to raise. I named him Shiney and he was black with a white face. Then, we ate him. I was pretty unhappy and announced I would not be eating him. Well, that lasted about two meals, because I became really hungry. I lived on a farm and we raised a lot of our own food--veggies and meats. I too butchered many a chicken from catching them--to putting them in the freezer. I gathered the eggs also and once there was a skunk in the chicken coop---boy, did I run!!
I was raised in the 50's but do believe I was a decade or so behind most of society. My school had two teachers 1-4 and 8-12---note: no K. I had the biggest class ever in that school: 10!! I too became a teacher.
What a life--I feel I was really fortunate.
Calvert City, KY
(Zone 7a)

December 5, 2010
8:47 PM

Post #8246170

Hi Birder,
We could write the same story. Until 6th grade, I went to a 2 room school as well. I think I talked about it in one of my articles. Actually it was all one room but had folding door dividers. My mother was principal in the 'big room', while I was a student in the 'little room'. By the time I got to the big room, she was staying home with my baby brother, so I never did have her for a teacher.

Thanks for sharing your memories, they are so much like mine. I'll bet you enjoyed teaching, too. And yes, we were both very fortunate.

Thank you so much.
Jackson, MO
(Zone 6b)

December 6, 2010
12:00 PM

Post #8247106

Whew! Thank goodness your mom wasn't your teacher. That would have been interesting.
Looking forward to your next story. Have a great Christmas.
Calvert City, KY
(Zone 7a)

December 7, 2010
7:54 AM

Post #8248391

Thank you!

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