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  • SagedCrone
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    Oh but I have plenty..like I said..the lighting was good! (meaning..in the car..wasn't much overhead light)
    LOL...and I promise..no filters on that photo..I took that pic to send to my sister to show her the hair cut..had just gotten it done, the salon building right behind me! Thank you!

  • jjkaiser
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    I also enjoyed both what you wrote and all the comments. I guess we are all crones here lol! You do NOT look old at all and to be honest I would kill for your beautiful skin. You do not have one single wrinkle and don't tell me I need to go see the eye doctor!!!

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  • SagedCrone
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    Thank you very much! You never know..perhaps if it was more one on one the patience wouldn't be an issue. I know that I can get overwhelmed with 'too' much busy-ness around me...makes me cookoo!
    Sad..it didn't used to though.I remember
    In High School we had a college level "Early Learning Development" course (a collaboration with state school board and education administration, they don't offer these type of things in school anymore..sad). Each class was 2 hours long and required 2 year sign up. Once the course was completed, it would only require a state exam to be able to work in the State funded Head Start program, or be a substitute up to 5th grade. At that time, I did want to be a teacher (art)..I applied and was accepted. The class contained studies on education, psychology, language, arts, the whole nine yards on how to 'educate' or teach, handle and council children from pre-k to about 3rd grade. The second year of the class was a split year. The first half we would go to local pre-k/headstarts and volunteer as a teachers aides in a classroom. The second half of the year, we ran a pre-k of about 8 children IN the high school. (which had all the accouterments of a day care center). It was an awesome class (very small, only about 6 girls) and one of my most favored and memorable. I LOVED getting on the floor with those kids and playing..crawling through tunnels we had made and 'pretend' cooking, blocks and paints! It was a blast. The teacher begged me to attend college and further that education, but my life did not offer that ability for me. HOWEVER..I still did run my own small day care for several years, and did substitute teaching when I could and have always loved children, even adopted an extra one and had several 'rent-a-kids' as I used to joke with them. All this to say, when my mother had her stroke, all that training seemed to come in very handy as she did revert back to some childhood actions and issues. It all made me realize just how similar the elderly and the very young have in common. (wow..didn't mean to get so long there..sorry!)
    Last edited by SagedCrone; June 27, 2020, 12:38 PM.

  • SagedCrone
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    Aww..thank you very much..I just write what I think! Many many years ago I considered writing, I did begin writing a 'teen/young adult' book for my daughter..I never finished it and to this day she tells me I was crazy not to because she loved it. <shrug> funny how life just takes over the things we WANT to do for the things we HAVE to do. <sigh>

  • SagedCrone
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    hahaha..I didn't...good eye there! That is my 'car' quilt. It's made up of a good many orphan blocks that I had floating around. I even tried to hand quilt it with 'bigger' stitches so it would look..'older' I guess. but, it has permanent residence in my car in case of emergencies..never know when you might get stranded and need a cover till someone rescues you!

  • KPH
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    Lovely in so many ways.

    I've loved reading all of the comments.

    When mom was starting to decline, there was an article about a nursery school that was in the nursing home for the adjoining hospital's and their staff members. The children would have time every day with their 'mentors' in the assisted living through nursing facility. They also welcomed the residents into the classroom for PT with the Montessori materials. Children would get the lessons and practice, then they would work with their elders on the lessons that they had learned earlier in the day. I always dreamed of having something like that close that I could work and help with. lol, but I don't think I'd have the patience for it now.

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  • Nwmnteacher
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    Sage, you are a very talented writer :-)

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  • CarlieBlilie
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    Sage, I myself have very long hair and I trim it myself so no problem dealing with hair salons. I did have short hair when I was 13 and I hated it so grew it out. I think your hair is very cute but I wouldn't like it on me. It also reminds me of my mom because she always had her hair short from the time she cut it when I was about 4. It was such a change the my 10 month old sister didn't recognize her. Anyway, it was the bouffant style of the 50's first then slowly went shorter until it was actually what I would call a "boy" cut. Maybe a little shorter than yours in your picture.
    Last edited by CarlieBlilie; June 27, 2020, 10:15 AM.

  • MSN
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    Thank you for your beautiful reminder that aging has its merits. Sometimes it's hard to remember that. And also, I did notice the quilt in your picture!

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  • MSN
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    There is an "Intergenerational Learning Center" near me; it's a day care center next door to an assisted living facility.

  • Monique
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    Thank you for sharing 'you' with us.

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  • SagedCrone
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    I don't think I've ever seen an elderly person not 'light up' at the sight of children playing, laughing and just being kids..(cept me..I don't like children and I make sure I tell my children that everyday! LOLOLOL..and you know I'm jokin!) I thik I read once that there were some kindergarten classes that did do a visit to a local nursing home..permissions had to be gotten all around for that of course. Same reason that 'therapy' dogs are great in hospitals and nursing homes..they bring joy, comfort and something different from the normal day to day.

  • SagedCrone
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    You are very welcome! I'm glad it made you feel good..that..makes me feel good! (feeling good can be contagious!)

  • CarlieBlilie
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    Wow, never thought of that but how wonderful it would be. My grandmother was 100 years old when she passed 10 years ago and I still remember how her eyes would light up when my grandkids would come and visit her and grandpa. Pretty special for my grandkids to know my grandparents (two of them do remember them).

  • LauraP
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    I have always wondered why "they" don't put nursing homes and preschools together. Love given by all to all.

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