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Monday, December 20, 2010
A Moony Monday 2010 Christmas!
I was summoned to the North Pole last week all because of the list Santa’s Helpers brought back to him.
This is how I found poor Santa
Mrs. Claus said he’s been like that ever since he read our list (and apparently she took advantage of the situation)
After peeling him off the floor..he said to me
“Elaine, most people on that list are on my naughty list”
But I told him, he promised me he would come visit and hand out gifts. And I was keeping him to his word.
He agreed, polished off another bottle of whiskey mumbling something like
**what am I going to do…naughty, they’re all naughty..how am I going to pull this off. If this gets out my reputation is ruined**
So here we are and Santa’s has arrived..and he’s not alone..he has some guests with him.
Someone get him a seat, he’s got our prezzies
Mrs. Claus is here too with cocktails for everyone
**Santa takes his seat**
Brandi come here and get your gift
**Santa clears throat, says under breathe* “poor fella has no clue what I’ve gotten him into”
Natascha- you and your family are in our thoughts this holiday season and we wish to give you
Sweet Vernal Zephyr-You asked for a master and right away I knew what to get you.
Look at all your tools
**Mrs. Claus rolls her eyes** says “I told you that wasn’t funny”
Blodeuedd- Sweet, sweet Blodeuedd, you are on my nice list **glares at the others, shakes head**
So here are your gifts
HAWK-come over here and sit on my lap
“So you want to be naughty huh? So naughty it’ll be”
**puts Hawk over his knees**
**spanks Hawk several times**
“I hope you enjoyed your gift”
Mr.Valance- **clears throat** stop staring at Hawk.
So a warm smile is all you want. After that display with Hawk, just look in the mirror and see the one on your face
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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