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, October 4, 2011



(Thank you, in Japanese)

Last week, we received a package in the mail from the other side of the world, really.

(Fusako and Me, 1990)

It was from one of my favorite, former second graders, Fusako,

(Fusako, holding Koala)

who lives in Japan.

The package contained

a beautiful hanging flower vase,

a really cool bandana from a Japanese Earthquake Animal Relief Org,

and a couple DVDs Fusako had converted from old videos, made while she was in my class, twenty years ago.
What a hoot those were to watch!

Thank you, Fusako,
for the wonderful gifts and,
especially, the
fun memories.


Is anyone else having trouble leaving comments on blogs lately, or is it just me?


Hound Girl said...

Awww thats awesome and I really love the bandanna!
Yes we are having problems commenting on some blogger accounts - its supposly a blogger hting and internet explorer - if you use google chrome of firefox you will not have any issues.

Rock Chef said...

What a great package!

My ability to comment comes and goes on different blogs. The next day things usually set them selves back to being OK.

TexWisGirl said...

if folks have their comment setting set to 'embed below post' i very often cannot comment. they need to switch to 'pop-up window' like you have. :)

animal lover, quilt lover said...

Yes I agree with Hound Girl I am on Firefox now and it is BETTER!!
What fun you are having watching yourself 20 years ago!!! That is so sweet of them to send you these.
Hugs Girlfriend

Giga said...

Jakże to miłe otrzymać tak cudowne prezenty i zdjęcie z miśkiem koalą. Nie mam problemu w tej chwili z komentarzami, ale miałam je . Mam Google Chrome. Pozdrawiam cieplutko

JackDaddy said...

I agree with Giga! :)

Miz Liz said...

Awww how sweet....Love making memories :)

Finn said...

Wow, that is a really awesome package! Enjoy it!

Country Gal said...

Nope no probs here with comments.
Thats cool very nice to get gifts from her awesome that you to stay intouch. Have a wonderful day !

Madi and Mom said...

Absolutely a lovely picture of you and Fusako. She is a beautiful and thoughtful young lady.

I've only had problems on Liz's blog. I'm going to try again today,
Hugs Madi and Mom

Benny and Lily said...

How exciting to keep in touch with your friends in Japan
Benny & Lily

Gloria said...

What aneat gift, and wonderful memories!

Jack and Friends said...

Wow what a cool surprise! Love the pictures :)



Ina in Alaska said...

Commenting from my office computer, hope the comment will post. Yes! I am having terrible time trying to post comments. I am at wit's end. Sometimes the comment will post, sometimes not.

I put an announcement on my blog page about my comment problem. Don't know what to do!!


STELLA and RORY from Down Under said...

How cool is that. We love Japan too. Mum's nephew has lived there for the last 10 years. Its so lovely you have kept in touch. No worries, and love, Stella and Rory

Peruby said...

I never, ever use IE. Using Firefox and no problems whatsoever.

♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

That was such a thoughtful thing of your former student to do. Very nice bandanna too.

We see that you have gotten a lot of comments about the issues with leaving comments - seems like IE has become an issue for Blogger. Hope you can figure it out. We use Firefox and don't usually have any trouble.

Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, Ciara, and Lightning

kks said...

what a lovely gift!
and so glad she is ok, i remember how worried you were...

HoundDogMom said...

A package from Japan how cool is that and the banadana is really neat. Thanks for stopping by our blog today and we were BOL at your comment. As we had just heard that similiar prase on a TV show. That some feets smell like Fritos. This time ours were clean because we just had baths. Have a great day. And yes we have heard lots of people having trouble leaving comments but we don't know why. It is close to Halloween so maybe the Blogger Ghosts have come out a little early. Sniffs, The HoundDogs

Remington said...

Awesome gift! And you speak Japanese? I am impressed! I only speak English and dog....

mayziegal said...

Wowwee! Those are super great pressies...and all the way from Japan! That's like a billion jillion miles away!

Fusako is very pretty and very sweet.

Wiggles & Wags,

Bobby said...

How wonderful to get those gifts, you must have been a well respected teacher.
Licks Bobby

Gail said...

What a wonderful gift.

Thanks for stopping by to visit my place.

Berts Blog said...

We have abeen having trouble too but took the advice of Hound Girl and some others and use Google Chrome now for alot of the blogs.

What was weird is that we have been looking for your blog for a month or so and finally found it in our spam file.

Don't know why they think they can make decisions like that for us.

Anyway. glad to be back with you.


Wyatt said...

What a wonderful pressie package.
We were having some commenting problems and noticed one day that no one could comment on our blog either, but the next day it was all good :)

Wyatt and mom

Susan said...

Lovely gifts and sweet memories!

Kathy said...

What a fun and exciting gift from around the world!
The DVD's must have been priceless!
Hugs and belly rubs to the pups

retriever said...

Hello from Belgium and two golden retriever zitablue and cerise