No school today. Snow day. The Superintendent said that since members of FEMA, dignitaries, and press were coming from a couple of hours away for our ribbon cutting ceremony, that he would have to make the decision to call off school the night before. Those people needed warning. There is some disappointment, but the ceremony will be held on whatever day is our first day in our new building.
In the meantime, a few more pictures from my room.
The school house with "slate" roof was Mom's. She taught elementary school, and a student gave it to her. The roof can be removed for storage. After she died, I inherited quite a few of the gifts that her students had given to her. It is nice to have a place to share them now.
As for the football helmet, it was a gift to the Mr. when he retired from coaching at Tiny Town High. The football equipment manager purchased it and presented it to him at his retirement. The Mr.'s nephews used to love to put it on and wear it around the house. It has always been cherished, and he was nice enough to let me display it. I like it because it is like a part of him is still teaching and coaching at Tiny Town High.
Besides those things, there are a couple of stuffed animals. One is a bear mascot of Tiny Town High that L won in a drawing. The other is a duck that quacks "Old McDonald." I can't tell you how much fun a couple of my colleagues and I had with that duck through the years. As he was dying, he used to quack at random times in our faculty lounge. Someone would always say, "Careful. The duck is watching--and he'll talk." When I had my stroke, the duck was delivered to my house. I returned the duck, when I returned to school. Then, I rescued him after the tornado. Hopefully, this will be his permanent home.
It is a brand new room, but it still has a lot of old memories in it. I like that. And I can't wait to share it with my students! Maybe tomorrow!!