Friends are special. Treasure them.
IMG_0038Mom, Auntie Mary 1934

Toni 11/12/15

#TBT. Not unicorn magic, but ground trolls beware: this literate 5-year old is drawing a line in the sand. I’m charmed as of old.




*The real magic potion’s here: This young fellow attached to the fingers in the foreground sees writing as Something That We Do. He has markers, pencils, scissors, dry erase boards, paper galore, stapler, tape, booksbooksbooksbooks all over, and parents who read, converse, laugh, and write. (Plus a marvelous all-day Kindergarten Teacher named Mrs. Foley, a Miss Frizzle come to life.) This is a literate environment.

Those who live today remember those who do not.

Pause to Remember

They shall grow not old,
as we that are left grow old.

Age shall not weary them,
nor the years condemn.

At the going down of the sun,
and in the morning

We will remember them.

So many vets.  So many wars.

Commemorate Veterans Day in your own way ~

maybe read parts of this book, a personal account self-published in 1946, here.


Or read a few letters here, written from battlefields and homefronts.

Do you have a letter to share? Send a copy (not original) to the Legacy Project, PO Box 53250, Washington, DC 20009.


When the standards are furled and cased for the last time, only stories and memories remain.


Don’t miss this YouTube.
Thank you, Tussing Elementary third-graders.



Toni 11/11/15  (Header quote by Ronald Reagan)