*For 45 minutes each Monday and Tuesday afternoon I get to experience Magic. Theater magic. Performing magic. It is a magical time working with my group of students who have chosen theater. I love their imaginations. I love their courage. These students are first through fifth graders. Monday I said they could come to the group on Tuesday and stand up in front of the group and sing a song on their own. Almost every one of them got up and sang part of a song. We are working on a group number, Do Re Mi from The Sound of Music. I played a You Tube clip of the song to the students, and they sat there watching it, and were so engaged. I just love working with these students!!
*I listened to the final episode of Slow Burn last night. I thoroughly enjoyed this podcast. Maybe I am so intrigued with Watergate, because I have these memories of having the Watergate hearings on the television all day, and nothing else was on at our house. I am sure I thought, as a nine going on ten-year-old that summer that those hearings needed to stop so we could get back to regularly scheduled programming!!
*Inspired by my brother’s bean preparation in the Crock-pot a few weeks ago, I got a ham bone out of the freezer and let it thaw, and put it in the Crock-pot with some celery and onions, salt and pepper, and some navy beans. I did this Monday night before I went to bed. By lunch today the beans were cooked and it tasted delicious. I removed the bone, and sliced off some of the remaining ham that was on the bone. I took out the chunks of onion and celery from the beans. And by lunchtime today the beans were ready and delicious. I had some for lunch, and a bowl for dinner. And it was very easy to put together. It went great with the left over spoon bread from Sunday night’s dinner.
*This has been the week to have former classmates brought to my attention. Yesterday it was Cecil McNutt. Today I asked the drama kids if they had ever been to a live concert, and one of the boys named a band, called “The Rub”, and he said, “Do you know Cary Beare?” I said, “Yes, I went to school with Cary Beare”. Carey was a sophomore my senior year, and is a part of a few different bands, and lives some of the time in Cataldo I believe, and may even have his own recording studio out there. I have run into him a few times since moving back to the Silver Valley.