People I meet often ask me what I do, and I generally just reply that I teach kindergarten. That satisfies their curiosity and gives them a label that helps them relate to me. However, teaching represents only a portion of my life and like many people I have hidden talents. I like to be known as a “well-rounded” person. My father always said he was a “jack of all trades, and master of none”. I think that is my true calling. I am a teacher who also takes pictures, does genealogy research, manages the town website, writes, does minor home repairs, and digs in the dirt. So here is a sampling of what I have done with my time lately:
Cleaned flower beds and planted seeds and tried to make it look like a gardener really lives here.
Finished typing the church records of the Bennington and Mt. Pleasant churches from 1844-1951.
Helped someone find an old family burial plot located in the county on private property.
Took photos of Caddo’s Yard of the Month.
Told a tourist where to get information about a cattle herd he saw along the highway.
Researched the life and work of Cyrus Kingsbury, famous missionary and church leader.
Took over 500 photos of flowers and “critters”. I basically stalk just about anything that moves.
Removed a wren’s next from the dryer vent and covered it with screen.
Helped three people seeking information for their family trees.
Just wanted you to know that I will not spend my summer vacation watching Judge Judy and eating chocolates! Okay…maybe a few chocolates.