Friday, February 28, 2014

Best Wishes, Michele

These are some of the deviled eggs I brought for the luncheon.

Today we had a nice luncheon for our building Teacher of the Year, Michele Usery.  She has her interview next week for district TOY.  I know she'll do well.

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Happy Birthday, Cynthia Voigt

Born in Boston on February 25, 1942, Cynthia Voigt was the second of five children.  From the time she started high school, she wanted to be an author.   She has successfully reached that goal  with the publication of  nearly 50 juvenile and young  adult books.  She has also written a couple of dog stories for younger readers.   Angus and Sadie appeals to 3rd-5th graders and The Rosie Stories for K-2nd.   




Cynthia in high school.

Mrs. Voigt has won several awards for her writing, including the Newbery medal for Dicey's Song and a Newbery Honor medal for  A Solitary Blue.    

Cynthia is on the right


Saturday, February 15, 2014

Happy 86th birthday, Norman Bridwell!!

February 15, 1928         Kokomo, Indiana



In his Dad's arms with brother, Bob, 1928

Vern, Leona, Bob, Norman

Holding daughter, Emily Elizabeth about 1964

Clifford's Family:  Norman, daughter Emily Elizabeth, granddaughter and wife, Norma

Images found on the Internet  

(Sadly, Mr. Bridwell passed away 10 months after this post.) 

Thursday, February 13, 2014


Valentine's Day can be almost as scary as Halloween.  "How?"  you ask?  Think about it -- Valentine party + candy/cookies/cupcakes + full moon.  


If you're needing a last-second Valentine for your kidlets, go to my shop, Little Red Wagon, on TPT for some free pencil sails.  (For some reason it shows the Adobe symbol instead of the product picture.  Can anyone help me out with that?)  There are 10 different sails on the page.   

Happy Valentine's Day, everyone!