BULLIES come in all ages

BULLIES come in all ages
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Surround yourself with positive people,
energy, and situations;
always avoid negativity.


Life is too short to wake up with regrets.
So, love the people who treat you right.

Forgive, and then forget about the ones who don't.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

I'm Juz Sayin'

To learn and never be filled, is wisdom.
To teach and never be weary, is love.

Although I'm retired, I love to volunteer at school.

Last week, I had the pleasure of serving as a judge for the county-wide Spelling Bee.

I was thrilled that one of my former first graders was a contestant.

My sweet, little first grader has grown into a wonderful young lady.
I'm very proud of you, Chloe!

Happy Trails,


Khyra The Siberian Husky And Sometimes Her Mom said...

How furry khool!

Thanks fur sharing!


Amber and Nala said...

Very sweet! :) They touch our hearts don't they. I just finished a long-term sub in 4th grade...I was with them from day 1. It was 5 months and their other teacher stopped in once during that time so they were really my class. I miss them so much.


JackDaddy said...

To eat and never be filled, is Jack! :)

Suka said...

Congratulations to Chloe for making it as a contestant! What a great accomplishment! And your words to Chloe at the end of your post are very heartwarming. What a wonderful teacher you are to write such supportive and loving words to your former student.

Buddy, love your picture and love the quote!


bellaboo said...

You must be proud indeed.Teaching must be one of the most rewarding jobs.I used to teach 3 to 5 year olds and loved every minute of it!

Bellaboo :)

Bobby said...

That is so nice for you, and still active with what is going on. great.

Anonymous said...

Oh, Buddy, that's a keeper! I want to add it to my teaching collection of quotes! How wonderful to see your student in the contest! Teaching is a life-long endeavor...just like learning. I see your daddy in that pic of you! You look beautiful! SH

Madi and Mom said...

EXCELLENT post all your students were lucky to have had you as a teacher!!! Madi and I send you a bushel of apples.

Anonymous said...

Reconnecting with former students is always such a treat. I have kept up with several through Facebook. Retired or not, teaching is a lifelong calling. You look great, btw, Kit!


Kathy said...

I know what you mean,Kit! I enjoyed a several years volunteering at my sons' school. They are at an endearing age in the early primary grades, so excited to learn new things! Once they got older, the jr high and high school only wanted parents for all of the fundraisers, not important stuff!

Remington said...

Isn't that a great feeling! Very cool!

Frankie Furter said...

My mom loves to see and or hear about her "students" too.

Gloria said...

Yep! That is wonderful! I still love keeping up with my kids friends that I have known since they were little. Good luck to Chloe!!! Thanks Buddy, for the great words of wisdom! Hugs!

Ina in Alaska said...

Way to go Chloe! I am sure you were her favorite teacher of all time!! Smiles in Anchorage!! xoxo

Life With Dogs said...

How touching! Believe or or not, I'm a former contestant. But I didn't last long. ;)

Loved the quote today!

Hi! I'm Sierra-Dog! said...

Teachers are the best people in the world! Thanks for sharing!


Kari in WeHo said...

How fun! I used to love the spelling bee :)

Betsy from Tennessee said...

How neat to see one of your students excel like that, Kit.... As an old teacher myself, I know that it's neat to see former students grow up and do well.

Love the post about Cosmo the kitty... Glad Cosmo found his way to your home.

Also--loved seeing the most about the visitor, Max.... I'm sure he enjoyed his time with your guys and I know your guys enjoyed having him...

About 8 inches of snow here now --and it's still snowing.

Mochi and Mommy said...

Cool! Congrats to Chloe! :)


animal lover, quilt lover said...

Kit, I think so much of you!!! I would be at your blog everyday and talk to you everyday!!!!!!!! But I have a problem with your blog because I'm on dial-up!!!! It takes 30 to 40 minutes to load even one picture. 20 minutes more for two. Using the refresh button at least 2 times and then not all pics will load. I just don't have that kind of time!! It is the same way on some other blogs too. Some blogs are no trouble at all. I don't know why that is, do you??
Maybe I should just e mail you all the time. But I wish I could see your pictures and your videos!!!!
Love you all, Fern

Twinkietinydog said...

I respect all teachers! Teaching is about love and it leaves a huge mark on many. Sweet. Thanks for sharing.

animal lover, quilt lover said...

Teachers are the best!! It is too bad that they didn't know what was wrong with me!

Gus, Louie and Callie said...

Oh that is so cool..
Grandma was a teacher too, she loves seeing the kids all grown up too..

Big Sloppy Kisses
Gus, Louie and Callie

Stella, Gunther and Betty said...

How wonderful! You must have been so proud.

Shannon and the Gang

Alex93andme said...

That is great!!! Love, Debbie and Hollydog

Dory and the Mama said...

How awesome!!!

The OP Pack said...

That must have made you very proud. Our Mom says she can tell you were just like she was - truly in love with your profession.

Woos, Phantom and Thunder

MaryBeth said...

They are lucky to have such a wonderful volunteer!!

KB said...

That's so cool. Seeing your little tiny student grow up into a poised young lady. Wonderful!

And, a great Lab photo!

MAX said...

Congratulations on your student! Must have been fun to be part of it all.