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Monday, October 17, 2005

Missing comments - 3 found 1 to go

Found all but the earliest from Roger. I could swear they weren't here before. And the link worked here. Very strange.

My car failed smog but I don't think it's too serious and I have a 60 day extension. I would have preferred 90 to get past Christmas but we don't go nuts over the holidays anyway so we'll manage. I just couldn't do smog check, registration, and repairs all in one month.

Five more pages of math homework tonight. We must have had 80 separate questions. We have moved on to the parallelogram. I think she's memorizing procedures without understanding why but that's how I learned long ago and eventually I figured out the rest of it. We drilled and drilled on everything. You'll probably run across a typo or two or four in here, but seldom a misspelled word or a misplaced comma. (Unless I'm really tired). I wouldn't dare. We memorized times tables, formulas (which I've never forgotten), could add and subtract in our heads, knew all the state capitals, and could recite poetry at the drop of a hat. My school was very fond of John Greenleaf Whittier and Longfellow. I still know all the verses to The Star Spangled Banner. It was a different time, not necessarily better, but Il believe a grounding in basics makes it easier to understand theory later on.

It's almost midnight and tomorrow will be another long day. A friend of mine from PFLAG was killed by an alleged drunk driver while riding his bicycle last week. I'm attending the visitation tomorrow and probably the funeral on Wednesday. He was only 18 and had just discovered us. A real good kid who was finally finding himself, had made some new friends, and now this. He and my son had become telephone pals. As we were saying, life isn't fair.

I mention PFLAG a lot and it dawned on me some might not know what I'm talking about. It stands for Parents, Family, and Friends of Lesbians and Gays. (Pea Flag)

I'm going to take one last look for Roger's final post and then give it up for the night.


Gawdessness said...

So very sorry about your friend. So very, very sorry.

More from me hopefully later, I am using the kids' computer because mine is in for repairs.

That is such a decadent thing for me to be able to write.

Jenorama said...

Oh, I am also very sorry about your friend!

Angel said...

I'm so sorry about your friend :(