Category Archives: Family

fav season?

First question: Quick! ….Favorite season? (If you’re a Boomer, here’s a hint for your options: Princess on Howdy Doody show. Remember? …Princess….Summerfall Winterspring.) Did you register your pick? Okay. Next question: In which month, and on which day of that … Continue reading

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Happy Grandparents Day–Part 1

Tomorrow is Grandparents Day– for some, a day to gratefully celebrate others (biological elders or not) who have “grandparented” them; for grateful others, to be the ones being celebrated as “grandparents.” Whichever category you are in, it is good to … Continue reading

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judge not—‘case I forget to flush

Every time I use a certain public bathroom, I am reminded of something I need to share to prepare my family and friends for when I grow older. Hard as I try, I have a difficult time pressing the handles … Continue reading

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Part 1: Family Library–How It Happened

Being asked to edit a colleague’s assignment turned out to be a spectacular personal and professional bonus! From the moment I first read in my colleague’s library visitation report that the media specialist whose library she formally observed had invited … Continue reading

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Part 2: Family Library–Gratifying Work in Progress

In general, here’s how our Family Library worked. Usually after school (rather than before), when there was more browsing time, parents or grandparents would come to the library with (though sometimes without) their children. I would create a family account … Continue reading

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