Childhood Memories Friday: SRA and RFU

Close your eyes. Travel back to fourth grade, give or take a year. You’ve finished the daily set of language worksheets that the teacher handed out for you to complete while she met with reading groups in the back of the room. What do you do now? When I was in school (yes, I’m resisting […]

Childhood Memories Friday: Ushering at IU

One of my fond memories from my college days is ushering for shows at the auditorium. Ushering at IU I can’t recall how I learned about ushering, but I did it from the time I was a freshman there. The details are fuzzy, but I think that we could peruse all the shows presented and […]

Childhood Memories Friday: Memorable College Courses

Last week’s memories post, about college majors and jobs, made me think more about my college days. Much of that time has descended into the murky mists of memory, most likely never to emerge. I wondered: which courses stood out? Was there anything that I learned that I still use, or at least think about, […]

Childhood Memories Friday: Teletubbies

Teletubbies Turn 20! The other day I read online that the Teletubbies TV show is 20 years old this year. Wow, that made me feel old. Because Teletubbies began the year daughter #1 was born. I remember first learning about the show, which was controversial since it was aimed at babies. The horrors! Parking a […]

Childhood Memories Friday: Europe

A couple of weeks ago, I shared some memories of touring with Sound of America Honor Band and Chorus, the summer after I graduated from high school. How about a few more memories of my first trip to Europe? I remember the situation of the photo above very well. We had flown over and landed […]