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Thursday, December 18, 2014

Oh America - from a Military Brat

I try my best to teach my school kids about Patriotism / respect and honor for our Flag and Country.

I often tell him about the story of the flag and the parade.
How the flag is sad that it is not respected or honored as it used to be.
I ask them not to be like a little boy (in my story) that stood up and took off his hat when he saw the Flag near at the parade but quickly sat back down and put his hat on when he noticed his friends carrying on. How sad.
And then I like to give them the true story of how a man who could barely stand from his wheel chair - take of his torn Veteran hat to salute Old Glory.

Well tonight it happened three times. At the beginning of the Parade I saw the flags carried by a school ROTC - I stood tall and placed my hand on my heart (often thinking of my dad and my wonderful years living on base)

Would you believe that only 2 people as far as my eyes could see stood and saluted / honored our flag. How sad. I just wanted to stop and teach them as I do my school kids. I went over to the two people (I'm sure were Winter Texans) and thank them for their respect. They said that they had wanted to come over to tell me the same thing and asked if I was in the military. lol No I said but I grew up as a Military Brat!!! My dad was in the Air Force for 25 years.

God Bless the USA and Nothing Can Stop the U S Air Force!

Sorry just had to share with America. This really bothered me.

(sorry for any typos - I'm exhausted.)

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DIDMIS 12/23/2014 12:18PM

    Marcy that blog is great and emoticon with you. Kids aren't like they used to be but for that matter their parents aren't like they used to be either.

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YJNANA 12/22/2014 12:02PM

    We learned in School to Stand and salute the flag.
We played the National Anthem, over the loud speakers before the beginning of school. All Stopped what they were doing, until it was over, then resumed what they were doing.
At Soccer/ Football games they play or sing the music/song.
So many do not place their hand over their Heart in respect of our Flag.
It saddens me, but at least at the Games they All stand....
Thank you Marcy for sharing your story, I am sure YOUR students are getting educated in more than most. Your an awesome Teacher

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FOXXYROXXYD 12/20/2014 9:04AM

    You are a great example for the students - we need more like you in our schools and in our communities. Thank you for making a difference!

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JAMER123 12/20/2014 12:40AM

    We have lost so much patriotism that it hurts my soul. Keep teaching and writing about honor of the flag. You are doing this country a great justice for that honor.
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MEWHENRYSMAMA 12/19/2014 5:45AM

    emoticon I wish more parents would teach this kind of respect....teachers, too! I know my teacher husband did! But, sadly, many parents/teachers do not even address this kind of respect!
Thanks for your blog!

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PATSYB7 12/19/2014 5:19AM

    I agree. Some people are just ignorant. During our school assemblies we have to remind the men to remove their hats before the Pledge and Star Spangled Banner. Keep teaching the kids--they are the future!
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MSHEL7 12/19/2014 12:11AM

    Thanks, we need more of this for sure!!

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GEORGE815 12/19/2014 12:09AM

    You go girl!

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Emily and the Walker

Thursday, December 18, 2014

I was standing in the rain for 3 hours this evening --- not a good idea for me as I get sick really easy.

Today was the parade and all my music students canceled, so I was happy to have the night off to post grades / spark / Facebook / house work / pets etc... well

I have been helping out my neighbor in taking / picking up her daughter at the High school.
Emily's mom had surgery a few weeks ago and when her sister went back to California I offered to help out as she could not drive now for weeks and could barely walk. I have also been running other errands / groceries etc for them. Last week I saw Emily, her mom and her dad outside by the car....Her dad had a stroke two years ago and has not driven since. I ran across the street and demanded where they were going. He was going to drive Emily to her dance practice! NO --- I held back my next lesson and took her and reminded them to ask me for anything. They didn't want to bother me. That drive could have ended in .

Emily's dance group performed at the parade today. But on the way to school in the morning - I asked her if she had everything she needed as there would only be an hour or so due to the traffic. Well she hadn't bought the green shirt and black pants she needed and of course didn't want to bother me -- so off to J.C.Penney's we went after school and boy did we hit traffic --- got her to the start of the parade and told her to call me when she was done as - I didn't want to be out in the cold and drizzle.

When I arrived at home - I went to her parents house to let them know that Emily was prepared and at the start of the parade. I felt so bad when her mom (with a walker and her dad the same) started crying cuz she would not be able to see her daughter at her first parade. Yup - you got it I told her not to worry I could take her. But she said that she wouldn't be able to get into my tahoe.

( ( ( IRENE - remember how I got... I mean pushed you into my tahoe!!!!!!!))))

I asked her if I could drive her in her car! Time elapsed as we had to walk very slow.
Got there in time....long parade in the drizzle rain. I had told Emily's mom to dress warm so she wouldn't get sick....well I ended up giving her my school jacket with a hood on it. Luckily I had my Santa Hat on to keep my head dry (the hat was soaked when I came home).

Then the end of the parade and no Emily's dance team....disappointment.

Then Emily texted me that she was waiting at the Library (end of the parade) YIKES - we had missed her??? how?

Well we were there in time --- it turns out that they were next to one of the football teams and since they were so loud and so many we missed the dancers - plus Emily was at the other end of the street.

My neighbor has a man next to us to help her stand up from the chair I had brought for her. lol She didn't think I could lift her!!! Oh the pain this lady had in her legs from sitting so long awaiting her joy to pass by. Remember she had surgery a few days ago.

Well I felt good that I have been able to help.

My friend Irene - DIDMIS - please don't be afraid to ask for help - we love you and would do anything for you too.

I'll see you soon! I wish I lived closer to you.

Aaaachooo!!! Oh ho!

One more day with the many miracle happening in my classroom with the Spirit to Christmas! But that's another blog!

Thank you in advance for reading such a long VENT !!!!!


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YJNANA 12/22/2014 11:55AM

    MARCY, what an ANGEL you are.
People need help and your intuition kicked in Double time. Nice job.
I am sure this family is overjoyed to have you in their lives.
I hope the woman checks into possibly getting Home Care HELP????
Sometimes insurance covers that for recovery. I think a DR. has to subscribe her getting it.
Even if its for showering or ??
I am sure her DD was elated that you brought her mom to see.
sorry mom missed her, but the thought that counts.
Your awesome MArcy.
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SUNSHINE99999 12/18/2014 11:04PM

  emoticon Happy holidays to you and your family. emoticon

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OSDOWNS 12/18/2014 10:52PM

    How gracious you are to be heloing you neighbors when they need you so much. I hope this service you are rendering will make this Christmas season mean all the more to you.

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Sad morning

Thursday, November 27, 2014

My little Sunshine of 15 years fought so hard this morning to stay with me.

Such a strong heart but way past her Parakeet years.

My mom was still alive when she was just an egg and the joy of seeing her come out of the egg was such a joy for my mom, son and I on that sunny day.

I just can't seem to stop crying today.

Staying home - no appetite.

But I am thankful for her many songs she sang for me even with her last breaths.
She was born with deformed feet but it never made a difference - she was a strong little bird.

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SUNSHINEGB 11/28/2014 10:01AM

    I'm so sorry for your loss Marcy. I know he lived a long life and know it was a happy one.

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PATSYB7 11/28/2014 8:38AM

    So sorry for your loss. What a beautiful bird. That she lived so long speaks to your wonderful care.

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JAMER123 11/27/2014 10:12PM

    So sorry for your loss. That is a long time with the little one. I can understand the no appetite which is part of grieving.
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CRACKERS4554 11/27/2014 4:41PM

    Thank you for sharing...glad you had each other

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MEWHENRYSMAMA 11/27/2014 3:46PM

    Oh, Sweetie, I am so, so sorry! I know too well that heartbreak...I also know that sweet joy
She brought to your life! Please know you gave this sweet soul a wonderful long life and it was her time to go! The loss is what you feel and you must know she is with you in spirit...but I share your tears with you!
Love & healing hugs!
P?S. Such a beautiful bird with a lovely name!

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Friends of Irene - DIDMIS !!!!!!!!

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Just look at this Beautiful Birthday Girl!!!!!

Her church friends and two Spark friends met at Cracker Barrel tonight (the 26th) for her 87th Birthday!

I would post her silly pictures but I need her permission! lol

Love you Irene,


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SUNSHINEGB 10/27/2014 9:10AM

    I LOVE these photos of Irene and you girls! And I must say, Irene does not look 87 at all, she could pass for much, much younger. Beautiful lady, both inside and out!

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MCFITZ2 10/27/2014 1:24AM

    How wonderful. Please wish her a emoticon for me. 87 years young. emoticon

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JAMER123 10/27/2014 12:33AM

    Irene looks so very good!! So wonderful after what she has gone through. Thank you for sharing the pictures. They are good. Love them!!
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MEWHENRYSMAMA 10/26/2014 11:38PM

She looks amazing!
Have a great week!

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Sunday, August 31, 2014

Hello friends of Irene!

I just got of the phone with our good friend Irene.
She sounds great! We talked for about 20 minutes

She is still using the walker but only with someone by her side.
Tuesday - someone will be going to her appt. to make sure she has everything she needs to return.
Wednesday - GI doctor for her liver (fatty tissue) (80% of people have this)

I always ask about her new car - to see if Brian is running the engine. Well she said that a kid threw a rock in the window - Brian had it repaired and took the car to his dads for safety.

Other than the terrible food she sounded really well.

She is not able to use the tablet that was given to her - to hard.
I told her not to worry about thanking everyone personally as there are way to many.....

Thank you for your prayers,

Marcy - mnnsaide

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MINNEVICKI 9/1/2014 7:54AM


Marcy thank you very much for the updates. It is so good to hear how well Irene is doing.

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GRANJERRY1 9/1/2014 5:03AM


Thank you dear Marcy for the regular update....indeed uplifting news to hear that our Dearest Irene is gonna be home soon. I am so happy....Praise the Lord for giving us this wonderful news.

Hugs, Prayers & Blessings to you too.


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JAMER123 8/31/2014 10:09PM

    emoticon emoticon So good to hear she is doing well. Bet the food isn't that bad. She just has had enough of it :-)
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