I wasn’t up to blogging much this morning.
Yesterday we had a totally unexpected storm with high winds (50-70mph), lightening, and lots of rain. The weatherman failed to predict it and has since gotten a lot of criticism. I was totally surprised when I headed home from school yesterday afternoon and saw lightening strikes all over the horizon. I got soaked walking from the truck to the house. Then part of the living room got soaked because the wind blew the rain in through the air conditioner and under the edge of the front door and around the front window. Lots of mopping and the air conditioner now refuses to work.
Last night I had an unexpected bout with intense leg pain (RLS). I have had only mild pain since returning from vacation, so last night was a little discouraging.
This morning I had a quite unexpected nosebleed. I haven’t had one in years, and this one lasted over thirty minutes. I had planned to go to physical therapy with Gary and then on to shopping, but he had to go without me. I finally met him in town a little over an hour later.
We shopped at Sam’s where I bought interlocking foam floor tiles for my classroom. I’ll use them in our “circle” area where we have our morning meeting. Then we went to lunch. About half an hour later Gary unexpectedly got sick and we had to hurry home. By the time we got home I was also sick. Something we ate I guess.
Anyway, those are my excuses for not blogging this morning. Now I’m doing something unexpected: I’m blogging at night AND I’m using something that would ordinarily be on my Caddo blog. I ran across this little item in the Caddo Herald, October 22, 1937 and found it both sad and amusing. I know times were tough. I know the people behind this idea must have had the best of intentions. However, as I pictured these poor little children being bused to Durant to receive their “uniform of poverty” I couldn’t help but think about the protests such an action would provoke today.
Bryan County Gets First Free Clothes for School Children
Bryan was the first county to get free clothing for its school children this week from the State Welfare Board. About 100 Caddo children got their clothing, a nice corduroy suit each, on Monday. All are red brown in color and well made. Other children have been going all week to Durant, being taken in school buses at expense of the districts. It is estimated that 30 to 40 per cent of the children in this county will be supplied. Shoes, now being made at the Granite prison, will be ready in a month for distribution. The suits are made at McAlester prison.
Couldn’t they have at least made the effort to make the clothing in different colors?? Poor kids.