This has not been the best week so far but I'm not going to have another gloomy post.
The good news. Rebecca is Student of the Quarter and once again made the B Honor Roll.
The bad news. Another bus suspension - this time for 3 days. At least no bad language or inappropriate gestures. She was doing jumping jacks in front of the parked bus and compounded it by slapping the rear of the bus just as the driver was about to pull out.
Both serious safety issues of course. I'm driving them in the morning - they're walking home in the afternoon. Close to two miles but they're young and strong.
Does a flat tire and discovering I have to replace all 4 count for as many points as a defunct appliance?
The internet is still iffy but I spent part of today catching up on my friends and ran across this link from Tammy who in turn borrowed it from Laurie,a blogging friend of hers from my home state of New York.
I looked up Herkimer County in New York and found several old postcards of my hometown and the surrounding area. I remember many of them, especially the old Forge where Eliphalet Remington built his first rifle. The company he founded provided my dad with steady employment through much of the great depression and many years after.
I did my early driving in the Gorge they talk about. Lots of curves and a creek running through it. At least the road was at the bottom of the Gorge, not the top, and I never hit a tree.
Herkimer County is named after General Nicholas Herkimer who led his militia in the Battle of Oriskany, Revolutionary War. He was wounded and died several days later. His endeavors were required reading for all of us Mohawk Valley students back then. I wonder if any of the students there today have even heard of him.
For those of you interested in old photos and the history of the USA, this is a great site.
Thanks to all for the comments and take care.