An arrest has been made. One of the cemetery vandals has been captured. Some explanation has been offered- youth and drunkenness. For some reason that doesn't feel like enough. I don't feel better and I know other friends and family members in Caddo don't either. Now the work begins: the repairs must be made, and order must be restored. Somehow, through money or work or both, the person who did this should pay for it. My hope would be that he would pay for all the damages and put all the headstones back in place- laboriously, by himself or with the help of the "buddies" who assisted him last weekend. I know that won't happen. He will stay in jail for a time and the good people of Caddo will do all the hard work. Perhaps sometime in the future he will pay some fines and serve some more jail time, but it won't be enough.
I'll leave this depressing topic for a while, but will post any significant updates on my Caddo blog.
We made handprint turkeys in class yesterday. Nothing cuter! I paint the children's palms and thumbs brown, and then each finger a different color. They press their little hands onto a white piece of paper that later becomes a card for their parents. They love it! And it's fun to compare the size of the handprints. Wow! What a difference between my smallest and largest children.
Also attended a reading meeting yesterday. We are constantly looking for ways to improve our teaching, especially of reading.
My granddaughter called last night. Always so good to hear from her and so surprising to realize how much she has grown and changed from the little toddler who used to live here. I can't believe we actually talked about chemistry (okay, she talked, I listened) and college! Ouch...I'm old. LOL
Have a great day! I know it will be...