Monday Morning Musings

Posted on October 20, 2014 under Monday Morning Musings with one comment


It’s almost show time



The big fundraiser for the Heatherton Development, Culture and Wellness Association is happening this Sunday, October 26th. at 7:00 p.m. in the former Rev, H.J. MacDonald Elementary School. There will be a silent auction starting at 6:00. It should be a great evening of story telling and music. The MacDonald family has been working on their set lists and I think you will recognize most of the tunes.

What were you doing last Friday at 4:30 a.m.? I was sitting at our kitchen table with a two year old. I was doing an airport run and had to be on the go early. Our granddaughter was spending a few days with us and she decided that this was as good a time as any to get up. Bright eyed and bushy tailed, she drilled me with these four questions in rapid fire succession: “ What is an oval? What’s a rectangle? What’s a triangle? What’s a diamond?”  I guess they must have been discussing shapes at daycare last week.

I thought you might be interested to know that the Thursday Hot Meal program at St. James United Church is going extremely well. Five of our seven teams have already seen duty and we have been serving somewhere between 40-60 people . All of the teams have embraced this project with great enthusiasm.

The response to Celtic Colors Celestial Choir struck a chord with my readers ( pun intended! ). Several hundred read the piece and many of you weighed in with your comments. It is hard to believe that the five musicians in the story are no longer with us.

I have been exchanging e-mails with a new reader of Week45. She is a retired teacher who lives in Ontario. As a former Antigonisher, she is getting caught up on the news from today and 50 years ago. She shared a very funny story with me about her teaching days that I hope to re-tell one of these days. It caused me to think back on my short and fleeting teaching career.

So,  early this morning, I dashed off a story recounting my first day of paid teaching. I got called to substitute teach the morning after my grad party. At 6:00 a.m. on that fateful day, a number of BEd. colleagues and I,  were sitting in the grandstands at Oland Stadium, watching the sun come up. And yes, to quell your insatiable curiosity, there was alcohol involved. I climbed into bed at 6:30 at my mother’s house and at 7:30 I was woken to violent shaking from my mom. She informed me that the principal of St. Andrew Junior High had called and I was to appear in school at 8:00… to teach. Thinking that she had done me a great favor, she said yes. Coming soon, “ Lessons Learned –  The Hard Way.”

Have a great week and hope to see you Sunday evening in Heatherton.

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