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Happy Spring to all! Where has the time gone?
May will be a busy month, as always, with graduations, Mother’s Day, various school activities, city-wide garage sales and the Chrisman Area Community Club’s sausage and pancake breakfast.
My youngest great-nephew, Wesley Harding, surprised several people with his May baskets.
It used to be a tradition on May 1st to place flowers on your neighbors’ doorstep, ring the doorbell and hide. We did this when we were kids and the neighbors appreciated getting a bouquet of fresh flowers, even though some of the flowers may have been from their own lawn.
This week has been celebrated as teacher appreciation week. Thank you to all teachers, administrators, custodians, bus drivers, cooks, school board members and support staff for all you do.
I taught at Chrisman when teaching was fun, parents were actively involved in school activities, teachers and staff were respected and of course the gym was full during basketball games with lots of school spirit. I sure do miss teaching and my former co-workers. Chrisman and Scottland have always had good schools. I could name several students who have done very well during their adult life, but I don’t want to miss anyone. Our communities should be very proud of what former graduates have accomplished coming from a small school.
Please keep the donations coming in to help support our upcoming sesquicentennial. Many people have already bought the commemorative coins. If you want a coin, you may want to purchase it before they are all gone.
Happy Mother’s Day to all mothers! I sure do miss my mother. She lost her first husband, my father, at a very young age with five children to raise. We didn’t have much growing up so if we wanted something, we got a job and worked for it.
There were no free handouts back in the day. One either worked or you did without. Mom remarried and added two stepchildren to the family and then my stepfather and she had a daughter, Anita Marvin.
We may not have had the best of things, but we made do with what we had.
Mom, as many other mothers, was the glue that kept the family together. If you still have your mother, appreciate what you have, as one day, you will be missing her.