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Sunday, July 4, 2010
Let me start off by thanking Sharon K. Mayhew at Random Thoughts for this beautiful award! She has a wonderful blog, go visit, you'll enjoy the time you spend there.
The rules are
1. Thank and link back to the person who gave you this award. 2. Share 7 things about yourself. 3. Pass the award along to 15 bloggers who you have recently discovered and who you think are fantastic for whatever reason! 4. Contact the bloggers you've picked and let them know about the award.
So...Seven Things About Me: 1) I'm a very private person. I believe in keeping my public life and my private life seprate. So, awards rules like this one are hard for me. 2) I love hot pink nail polish. 3)I like reality shows (survivor, big brother and all the house wives of...) because (as a writer) I use these shows to study the workings of human character. 4) I wear a beautiful silver bracelet on my left arm (gifted to me by my dearest friend M.V.) that says "Believe". She sent it in friendship to give me the strength and the will never to forget MY DREAMS. Thank you sweetie! 5) I use baking soda to brush my teeth and keep my gums healthy and my breath fresh. I don't like American toothpaste that has toxic fluoride in it...I don't like the film toothpaste leave on my teeth or the gum disease I'm a firm believer fluoride causes. 6) I'm almost sure my dear friend Cecile will come up with more interesting things to say in this award thing, because she's funnier than me. So go visit her atAll I Want and More 7) This was like having a root canal done and I'm really REALLY glad it's over.
Now, I'm to name 15 Bloggers!!!! OMG...Well, let's see... I bless or curse ~
Enjoy your award and don't hate me for the rule of 15! I DIDN'T make the rules...
BTW- I have some other awards I was gifted with and that I'm grateful for but sadly never found the time to post or play...they came in when I was running one of my three week contest or when I was under reconstruction...so, I will put them up to thank those who sent them to me and hope you'll forgive me for not being able to post them on time. I want to gift them to all I've listed above....and just maybe you all won't hate me for listing you! LOL ..yes, it's a bribe!
Back in September of 2005, on the first day of school, Martha Cothren, a social studies school teacher at Robinson High School in Little Rock, did something not to be forgotten.
On the first day of school, with the permission of the school superintendent, the principal and the building supervisor, she removed all of the desks out of her classroom. When the first period kids entered the room they discovered that there were no desks.
Ms. Cothren, where're our desks?'
She replied, 'You can't have a desk until you tell me how you earn the right to sit at a desk.'
They thought, 'Well, maybe it's our grades.'
'No,' she said.
'Maybe it's our behavior.'
She told them, 'No, it's not even your behavior.'
And so, they came and went, the first period, second period, third period. Still no desks in the classroom.
By early afternoon television news crews had started gathering in Ms. Cothren's classroom to report about this crazy teacher who had taken all the desks out of her room. The final period of the day came and as the puzzled students found seats on the floor of the deskless classroom.
Martha Cothren said, 'Throughout the day no one has been able to tell me just what he or she has done to earn the right to sit at the desks that are ordinarily found in this classroom. Now I am going to show you.'
At this point, Martha Cothren went over to the door of her classroom and opened it. Twenty-seven U.S. Veterans, all in uniforms, walked into that classroom, each one carrying a school desk. The Vets began placing the school desks in rows, and then they would walk over and stand alongside the wall. By the time the last soldier had set the final desk in place those kids started to understand, perhaps for the first time in their lives, just how the right to sit at those desks had been earned.
Martha said, 'You didn't earn the right to sit at these desks. These heroes did it for you. They placed the desks here for you. Now, it's up to you to sit in them. It is your responsibility to learn, to be good students, to be good citizens. They paid the price so that you could have the freedom to get an education. Don't ever forget it.'
By the way, this is a true story. And this teacher was awarded Teacher of the Year for the state of Arkansas in 2006.
Please consider telling others about this message...tell them to come here to read and ponder then pass along, so none of us will ever forget that the freedoms we have in this great country were earned by U. S. Veterans.
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