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Wednesday, August 3, 2016

And the Winner Is...

We put the names in a hat and Sandy is the lucky winner. Or as lucky as you can be when you win a cleaning product. Now Sandy will have to clean!:)Thanks to all of you who comment on my giveaways. I wish I could send something to everyone!

And with August comes school.  Amelia has been getting her children ready to head back to the classroom. This year Kendall will be in a different school than her brother. With the opening of the new high school here in Priceville, fifth and sixth grades are moving to the old Junior High and 7th and 8th grades are at the old High School. So that will make our drop off and pick up a bit more complicated this year. I am glad Grandpa is retiring after Christmas so that he can help me with car pool.

Kendall is getting so grown up. She wanted a stylish black and hot pink book bag this year.

And she has a locker. We had to purchase locker accessories. As a 61 year old Nana, I was explaining to Kendall that back when I had a locker there was no such thing as Locker shelves, lights and note pads. She also found it hard to believe that we did not carry our books in a book bag but stacked them up on our notebooks. I  informed  her that our parents did not have a lot of money for extras for their children. We had the basics and that was about it. I have to say that most of my classmates were from the same socio-economic group so I never felt deprived, that is just the way it was. There are no pictures of Landon yet because he just is not that into school supplies.

And one last picture...

I am cross stitching some bibs for baby Ella who will be born this month.  I had forgotten how quickly bibs work up so I may do a few more for Buddy and Mae.  I have a cute Christmas Letter pattern so Buddy and Mae may get Christmas bibs. They will be at the age to really use them by Christmas.

So that is all that is going on here at Nanaland. Sandy I will get those Scrub Daddies on their way to you! Happy Scrubbing.

7 comments:

Mildred said...

Congrats to Sandy! I love Ella's bib; I used to make a lot of those as gifts, too. Wishing you a very nice day and all the best to Kendall in the new school year. I had no idea there were locker accessories now!

Arlene Grimm said...

I know Mildred! We did not have all the bells and whistles and we survived.:)

Sandy said...

Yea...I am so excited. I will put them to good use!!!
It is amazing all the things the kids have these days for school. You know even before I quit teaching, I had simplified what I asked for. I am sure the parents were happy, but I always felt guilty about how much everything cost. I really discovered though that kids don't need so much. I think it kept them more organized to have less stuff. Oh well, I have no control over that anymore.
And I walked to school or rode my bike in middle and the first part of high school toting all those books. I would have liked a back pack.

Terri D said...

Congrats to Sandy! Our lockers were nothing special back in the 60s. They were just a place to hang our coats, stuff our gym clothes in and store books not needed for a couple of periods. No book bags back then. We carried our books and notebooks. Kendall is growing up so fast! Such a pretty young lady! The bib pattern is really pretty!

Gina said...

Congratulations to Sandy! Those Scrub Daddies will make your cleanup happy!

Such cute school pictures. I didn't have a locker until high school and we didn't have shelves etc either.

I wish I was good at needlepoint. It is so pretty but I just can't do it with my poor eyes and no talent/patience for it. I admire looking at your gentlework though. :-)

Barbara said...

The Ella cross stitch is gorgeous. Yes, I carried all my books, notebooks, binders, etc. around in my arms. Sometimes my classes would be so far apart I had to carry the majority of my books to all classes. And the long walk home with all those books. I remember the creases in my arms and switching them around when they dug into your arm or side. My Grand Son has everything on computer and barely carries anything in his backpack for the laptop. Still, he needs a new backpack every year! It is an accessory as well as a need.

Arlene Grimm said...

Ladies iI am glad I am not the only one who remembers the Good Old Days.lol