You may recall that every year I have a "Back to School" dinner celebration for my school-aged grandchildren.
The mantel décor represents the teacher's desk. I know, teacher's don't have things like this on their desks anymore, but these are the things I remember from my school days. Let's just say I'm educating my grandchildren about the old days.
No, I'm not telling them that I walked for miles in the snow to get to school. They know it doesn't snow much in Arkansas. The teacher has my grandmother's watch in a dome and my grandfather's watch propped against a book. She's also using the stapler that my daddy had on his work desk all of his life.
Nobody ever touches the teacher's pencil box. Did you notice the "Dick and Jane" books? I learned to read from those.
The teacher keeps pencils in a Ball jar, and each day, there is an apple she receives the teacher's pet.
This teacher's students will be learning to tell time on a "real" clock. (Maybe they don't even teach that anymore.)
I guess I should be having a back to school celebration for their mothers, since they are probably the ones who are celebrating the children's return to school. It's been a long, hot summer.
Do you have children or grandchildren returning to school or starting school? I wish all of them a good school year. I'm glad you came by today.