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Moments, Monuments

Arles, Outside

The best things I saw on vacation, I never had the opportunity to catch with my camera. There was the Italian grocer in Marseilles who congratulated my husband and me when we figured out how to purchase our food. After struggling through a few interactions, he scanned our last item and counted our euro coins. Continue reading “Moments, Monuments”

Featherdusting Butterball

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Snack time for our half-day kindergarten class was meticulously organized and acknowledged with the utmost ceremony. Our teacher printed a list on pink or green copy paper a month or two in advance, assigning children the task of bringing the refreshments. On the day that the child brought his Little Debbie’s zebra cakes or her homemade chocolate chip cookies, he or she would also be designated the “fairy duster” after nap time. The fairy duster would be awakened early during the nap time, given an old feather duster, and honored with the task of dusting fellow classmates so they would wake up and return to their desks for snack. Continue reading “Featherdusting Butterball”

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