This is the last day of spring break! Oh, I know I still have the weekend, but weekends tend to be routine around here. There will be cleaning and gardening and some reading, maybe a little necessary ironing for school. But today I have one last chance to do a few things that I don’t usually have time to do and I plan to make the most of it.
We went shopping in Texas yesterday and got a bargain on a new scanner. Robert will set it up for me tomorrow. I also bought a little digital camera that I can carry in my purse. Yeah! I can’t tell you how many times at school I’ve said “I wish I had my camera.” I’m probably the last person on the planet to buy a digital camera, but hey, I finally did it!! And no, I haven’t used it yet. Are you crazy? The “quick start” manual is 20 pages long!! Maybe by tomorrow I’ll post a photo. Maybe…
Gary and I went to the Caddo Educational Foundation meeting last night. It’s a great group that provides scholarships for Caddo seniors. We talked about upcoming scholarship awards and, of course, member recruitment and fund raising. One member brought up the point that she doesn’t buy flowers for funerals anymore- she donates money to the scholarship program and then the family is notified by the Educational Foundation. That is the best idea I’ve heard lately!! I’ve never really liked buying flowers for someone who has died. They just die too, and they are expensive! If you buy a potted plant it becomes the responsibility of the living family members, and maybe they aren’t gardeners. I’ve purchased books for a few people and donated them to the local library in their name. However, from now on I’m going to donate to the scholarship fund. I just think it’s a wonderful idea to give the younger generation support in the name of our ancestors. (And when I die I want the church to be devoid of flowers and a big sign to say “All of Mary’s friends and relatives donated to the Caddo Educational Foundation!” Wouldn’t that be wonderful? ) You should check with your local school district and see if a similar organization exists in your area.
Have a wonderful day!