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The Many Faces of Goodbye

Posted on May 15, 2014 at 3:29pm 17 Comments

     It's one of the first words we teach our toddlers. "Bye!" We look at them in someone else's arms--- a grandparent, day care worker, parent- and smile and wave, teaching them to prepare for a transition that life will reteach them many times will never look the same as it does to a baby. 

     My Marine was my last kiddo-- the third--and was six weeks premature (even though he was nearly 8 lbs) so he was, needless to say, a Mama's boy. He was the leg-clinger at daycare, the…


Parents Instruction Manual

Posted on April 30, 2014 at 8:42am 8 Comments

I don't know about any of you, but when I was the 20 year old mom of a brand new baby boy, the hospital sent me home with blankets, bottles, even pacifiers and diapers, but somehow failed to give me an instruction manual on what to do with this wrinkly, crying, pooping bundle of joy. Fast forward 20 something years later, throw two more kids in the mix, and somehow they all managed to come out of childhood in one piece, relatively unscathed....purely by miracles, accident and God's…


Family Connections

Posted on October 23, 2013 at 3:28pm 5 Comments

   My late grandmother was quite a character. It took a few years to recognize what would later be diagnosed as dimentia. At first, we just thought she was, well...being HER. She had a story about and for everything. Most of the time talking about people who we had no IDEA who they were, yet she yammered on about them as if they were sitting in the room with us and we should know everything about them. If you made the mistake of asking who they were....these people in her stories....she'd go…


What do you say in a moment like that?

Posted on October 18, 2013 at 2:01pm 13 Comments

   I've never been the quiet type. Just ask any of my former teachers. I was the kid who could never shut up. My mom swears I started speaking in full sentences by the time I was 9 months old, and she has spent the last 40, er, hmmm.. 30+ years trying to get me to STOP talking. 

    I talk for a living. To seven year olds, which leads to interesting conversations, but it's talking nonetheless. I'm pretty sure I got the gift of gab from my late father, who, bless his soul, never met a…


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At 7:16am on April 27, 2014, 1~alex2toes(Dianne) said…

I was at Pack Day yesterday. We include letters written by people and this particular batch was written by children. It got me thinking about your former student. How is he doing?

At 4:12pm on August 10, 2013, raisedhimright said…

Hi Txteacher,


   Just read your blog about the experiences from poolee through boot camp.  The flash cards made me laugh!  Kev would have jumped out of the car:)!  Our boyo is a lot like your son, quiet, word deprived and absolutely cannot stand the fact that Grandma knows so much about the Marine Corp:).  Rolls his eyes like you would not believe:):).  I tell him it's his Grandpas fault for being a Marine, I just listened and absorbed it all:), and that wasn't so much.  Your blog was so good, it says every thing a "newbie" like myself needs to remember.  I am keeping my fingers crossed that our boyo like yours will become a talker:)  Thanks again for a great read.



At 7:07pm on August 5, 2013, raisedhimright said…

Thanks so much for this, I am a noodge about these kind of mementos.  God bless and Semper Fi.



At 12:26pm on August 5, 2013, raisedhimright said…

Thank you for the kind words, you hit the nail on the head.

At 2:50pm on August 4, 2013, raisedhimright said…

Dear txteacher,


   Just read your blog "All I Learned".  You mention if the recruit does not purchase their yearbook it is possible to purchase one @ graduation.  I was given to understand that was not possible.  I do not know if our boyo has purchased the book, he is notorious for his style of writing :) he never answers a question :):)  At least he writes once a week:) sometimes the letter is not even signed:)  Thanks for a nice piece of writing.  God Bless and Semper FI'





At 5:07pm on June 12, 2013, 1~alwaysf8hful (Pam) said…

Dear Txteacher1:  Here is a link with some comments about one of your blogs.  I didn't notice that your credits didn't post; I apologize.  I have edited the post so that the Mommas can link up directly with you.  Thank you for the wonderful thoughts!!

At 10:35am on March 29, 2013, LazyK-Chyn said…
At 2:41pm on November 18, 2012, wellspoon1 said…

hey there stranger. just checked out your pics again, and still they make me smile.

At 9:20pm on November 6, 2012, wellspoon1 said…

Like the grad pics Teach......

At 8:24pm on September 18, 2012, wellspoon1 said…

It only grows from here.


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