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Happy belated birthday Sesame Street!

On November 10, 1969, the first episode of Sesame Street aired. I was a 15-year-old and was completely unaware of the show until the summer of 1970 when I volunteered to screen incoming kindergarteners for vision problems. This was before kids attended preschool before entering kindergarten. My job was to show the soon-to-be kindergarteners a flashcard with the capital letter "E," telling them it was a table and they were to show me which way the legs were going. I had all these little kids telling me that it wasn't a table, but the letter "E." I was pretty amazed that they knew their letters and commented on it. A few mothers told me that the kids had been watching a show called Sesame Street.

Flash forward seven years and I now had a little girl that loved Sesame Street. We purchased several Sesame Street albums that she would listen to each day, including the Count climbing stairs, (One, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight, nine. I climb the stairs on…

Message to my Grandchildren

"If ever there is tomorrow when we're not together ... there is something you must always remember. You are braver than you believe, Stronger than you seem, and Smarter than you think. But the most important thing is, Even if we're apart... I'll always be with you." ~The House at Pooh Corner by A.A. Milne

The other night the family was all over to celebrate an early Christmas and exchange gifts. Grandchild #6 was feeling under the weather. (Quite under the weather!) He was snuggling with me and started up a conversation about dying, and how do we know when we will die. Quite a serious conversation.

I've always been a big fan of A.A. Milne and Winnie the Pooh and came across this quote I think is what I want to leave behind for my grandchildren, positive reinforcement for each one of them that the best gift they have to give is to be their best selves and a reminder that, when my time here on this earth comes to an end, I will always be with them.

My Favorite Christmas Song

Do you have a favorite Christmas song? I love Christmas music, but I believe my favorite song is Silver Bells. This song reminds me so much of being a young child and going downtown (not the mall) to shop, happy people bustling down the street, Christmas lights on the sidewalk and streets, ringing bells, and seeing Santa in the windows of Younker's Department store.

Silver Bells, silver bells It's Christmas time in the city Ring-a-ling Year them ring Soon it will be Christmas Day
City sidewalks, busy sidewalks Dressed in holiday style In the air there's a feeling of Christmas Children laughing People passing Meeting smile after smile And on every street corner you'll hear
Silver bells, silver bells It's Christmas time in the city Ring-a-ling Hear them ring Soon it will be Christmas day
Strings of streetlights Even stop lights Blink a bright red and gree As the shopper rush Home with their treasures
Hear the snow crunch See the kids rush This is Santa's big day …

Life at Our Whitehouse

I am still here, just haven't been blogging. While I'm still active sitting on a community board and a genealogy board and the Daughters of the American Revolution, I've been doing very little else. My scrapbooking is way behind, including Project Life for 2018 which is only done through week 34 (the end of August). I haven't even been taking many pictures, so I am not sure what I will be able to find to complete the year. Any ideas?

I started the year out good, scrapping every week, as you can see and then hit a slump. Here's hoping 2020 will be better.