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Raines Elementary

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Hello everyone!  I thought I would share this picture with you all.  I found this on facebook the other day.  This is where I went to school from 1st to 6th grade.  In my 7th grade, they decided to tear down the school and build a new one.  They then moved all us students to another building.  I have many fond memories (and some not so fond) of this place.  You see, I went to school during the time when teachers could still paddle.  Not only that, but if I got in trouble at school, I knew I was in trouble at home.  How did we ever get to where we are now.  If a kid gets in trouble at school now, it is always the teachers fault never the kids.  Oh well, sorry, I think I got on a rabbit trail there.  Any way back to the picture.  The small building you see in the right hand corner is the girls toilet.  That’s right, toilet-not bathroom.  You can not see it but there is one just like it on the left for the boys. No swings or any type of play equipment.  Sometimes, someone would bring a board bat and a ball and we would play ball.  Most times, we just played tag and hide and go seek, jump rope, hop scotch,  things like that.   In the upper left is the coal house and the pump house.  Starting at the right of the building, the first room was the 3rd and 4th grade, next was 1st and 2nd, then 5th and 6th and the last room was for the 7th grade.  I guess they thought if you made it to 7th grade, you deserved a room all to yourselves.  As you probably guessed, we were a small school and everyone knew everyone, no matter what grade you were in.  The older grades watched out for the younger grades.  Everyone’s parents knew everyone’s parents.  Of course, this meant you couldn’t get into too much meanness because someone was bound to tell on you.  But I liked that, we knew where our boundaries were.

Well, that’s my walk down memory lane.  I hope I didn’t bore you all too much.  We are working with grapes today.  So I better get off here and get started.  Enjoy your day and God bless.

Saturday

Today is a rainy day here in Floyd.  It was raining last night when we went to bed and still raining this morning when we got up.  I think it is supposed to rain most of the day.  Julie and Grace have been watching a young neighbor boy occasionally.  He will be coming over today while his parents go to a funeral.  I think it is good experience for them and gives them a little spending money of their own. 

I made several new recipes this week.  The first one was kielbasa with cabbage and noodles.  It was very good.  Last night we got really adventurous and made mexican rice with homemade flour tortillas.  I sauted kielbasa, onions, garlic and mushrooms to serve with the rice and tortillas.  We  ate our supper in the living room while watching a family movie.  The girls helped me with the tortillas.  There really were a lot of fun to make.  A little time consuming but fun.  We will definitely be making them and the rice again. 

Well, I wanted to share the recipes with you all.  We will be having homemade pizza for supper tonight using the pizza dough recipe I used last time.    I hope you all have a great day and God bless.

Home School

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How much more fun is school when you can sit outside under a big shady tree and watch the kittens play?  We have had hot temperatures here for the last few days.  Not as hot as it is at Jessica’s but hot for us, anyway.  I went out early this morning in the garden to work.  Hoping to get it finished before it got too hot.  I left Julie and Grace inside doing dishes and other inside chores.  I much gather work outside than in, even if it is hot.  Anyway, I got the garden finished weeding, replanted some tomato plants, planted some beans and some corn.  Everything is in the ground now so we’ll see how it does.

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I thought you all might enjoy seeing how big the baby geese are.  They are almost as big as their parents.  Geese are definitely good parents.  They are very watchful and protective-always together.

We have piano practice this afternoon so I better get busy.  We have another load of clothes to put on the line before we leave and a folded basket to put away.  Enjoy your day and God bless.

Tuesday

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Sorry that I haven’t posted anything for a while.  We have been very busy.  After coming back from Jessica’s last week, we left  to go to Grundy.  Hubby’s parents are in the process of building a new house and we went down to help move everything out of their old house.  After we returned home, Hubby became working some more on our new room.  This project is getting closer to completion.  YEAH!

Temperatures here are a little chilly today but it is supposed to get a lot warmer as the week goes on.  I have clothes on the line outside, hoping they will dry.  It feels good to hang them outside again.  I try to enjoy each season the Lord gives us but I think I am really ready for warmer temperatures.  So I thought I would post a flower picture to brighten the day. 

Enjoy your day and God bless.

An Unplanned Visit

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Yesterday was a fun day.  At the spur of the moment, we decided to travel down to Grundy and visit Hubby’s parents.  We took food for lunch.  We took canned beef, green beans, corn, and peaches.  We also dug some potatoes, gathered some tomatoes, cabbage and grapes.  This was a special treat for them as they are no longer able to raise a garden.  While we were there, she gave me some more empy canning jars.  This way hopefully we won’t have to buy any to finish up the canning.

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She does have, though, growing on her hill a huge cushaw vine.  This is one of the hidden treasures it contains.  I really like cushaw, probably more than pumpkin.  I think it makes a better pie than pumpkin.  We really had a good visit.  We  took the scenic route home.  I’ll post some of those pictures hopefully tomorrow.

Today will be spent catching up and enjoying the day.  We will be starting school next Monday, so this is kinda our vacation week.  Take care and God bless.