You want your kids to be bright. You want them to ask questions and solve problems. Not Josephine. She takes it to a whole other level. Always investigating, always reorganizing, always pondering. She's amazing and so hard to keep up with. I hope she always uses her brain powers for good. At the seventh grade academic assembly, she got an award. All A's. Every class, every term. Mind you, she's on the academic track - all accelerated classes. Her comment was that they aren't harder, Mom, they just move faster. We finish a chapter in a day and the regular class finishes the chapter in a week. We get more done and so we have time to do sidebars, and projects and field trips. She loves school. That's my girl!
13 June 2018
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31 May 2018
Rachel was just excited to discover that there's a sign language class she can take at our church, so she'll be headed to class now on Tuesdays. She is still dating on and off, but, as a single working girl living the independent life, she's concentrating on making rent and her car payment. We will get to see her in June, and maybe in July. Yay!
27 May 2018
In our little town on the Eastern Shore of Maryland, we are surrounded by history. Battlefields, colleges, buildings that were erected more than three hundred years ago. Part of the history is kept alive by re-enactments and events which celebrate the people and ideas that birthed a nation.
In May, 1774, the citizens of Chestertown, Maryland were enraged by the tax on their tea from England, and like the Boston citizenry in December of 1773, they angrily boarded a ship, loaded with tea, and threw it overboard in protest. In contrast to our more fiery northern compatriots, the people of Chestertown passed the Resolves: