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The First Day of School

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

I love school supplies. This is one of my favorite times of the year. I remember the thrill of picking out a new lunch box and pencil box. Remember that white paste with the peppermint smell and taste?? I think kids today aren't as healthy as we were because they never had that childhood staple-school paste. But I digress.
School starts here in our town next Wednesday. It reminds me of this old e-mail. I have no idea who wrote it, but it's one of my faves....

I'm glad to know Shirley!! xxxo

" A mom was concerned about her kindergarten son walking to school. He didn't want her to walk with him, and she wanted to give him a feeling of independence. But she also wanted know that he was safe.

When she expressed her concern to her neighbor, Shirley offered to follow him to school in the mornings for a while, staying at a distance so he wouldn't notice. Shirley said that since she was up early with her toddler anyway, it would be a good way for them to get some exercise.

All week long, Shirley and her daughter followed Timmy as he walked to school with another neighborhood girl.

As the two children walked and chatted, kicking stones and twigs, Timmy's friend said, 'Have you noticed that lady following us to school all week? Do you know her?'

Timmy replied, 'Yes, I know who she is. That's my mom's friend Shirley Goodnest and her little girl Marcy'.

'Shirley Goodnest? Why is she following us?'

'Well,' Timmy explained, 'every night my mom makes me say the 23rd Psalm with my prayers, because she worries about me so much. And in the Psalm, it says, 'Shirley Goodnest and Marcy shall follow me all the days of my life'. I guess I'll just have to get used to it!'

May Shirley Goodnest and Marcy be with you today and always.


Member Comments About This Blog Post:
STRONGDJ 8/21/2013 1:58PM

    I literally Laughed Out Loud!! So much so, that DS had to come and read this too!

Thanks for the belly laugh, it felt good.

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JACKSGRAN 8/21/2013 1:39PM

    Oh, I love this. Is that what called living faith? emoticon emoticon emoticon

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NOWYOUDIDIT 8/21/2013 1:12PM

    Yes that is the sweetest! emoticon emoticon
Thanks for the reminder!

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AMARILYNH 8/21/2013 1:03PM

    I love that one!

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FIT4MEIN2013 8/21/2013 10:54AM

    Love it! As I drove by a school yesterday, I felt the yearning to go back. I loved being a student and I loved teaching. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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JESS0107 8/21/2013 10:23AM

    Too cute!! i love it!!

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LECATES 8/21/2013 9:08AM

    Cute! And with working in the school system, I still get to enjoy new school supplies each year.

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POUTINGPEGGY 8/21/2013 7:48AM

    Loved the story but I groaned out loud! emoticon

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POUTINGPEGGY 8/21/2013 7:47AM

    Loved the story but I groaned out loud! emoticon

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