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From a New England family - Boston, Maine and Vermont Grew up in Montclair, NJ Lesley College in Cambridge class of 79 Houston resident Retired second grade teacher of 33 years Now teach four preschoolers at my home Very happily divorced One adult daughter Devout atheist Dedicated Democrat

Journal Archives

I just imagined Bernie and Barak shooting hoops.

How American would that be!
Posted by DamnYankeeInHouston | Wed Feb 10, 2016, 10:11 PM (4 replies)

Help! I bought. 50 hearts Sunday and I'm not allowed to give them away.

My account shows the purchase, but the give message does not appear for me on any posts. There was no problem for me last year. I hope this can be fixed. Thank you. I have so much love to give!
Posted by DamnYankeeInHouston | Tue Feb 9, 2016, 07:06 PM (2 replies)

I bought 50 hearts yesterday. How do I give them away?

I don't see any mechanism for giving hearts, just buying them.
Posted by DamnYankeeInHouston | Mon Feb 8, 2016, 04:45 PM (4 replies)

Is Canada hiring American cops?

My future son-in-law was walking home two nights ago when he was attacked, cuffed and taken in by a Toronto police officer because he had on a red shirt and they were looking for someone wearing a red shirt. Even if he was the guy they were looking for, there was no reason to beat him up. At the station, they realized they had the wrong guy. The arresting officer wanted to charge him with resisting arrest, presumably to cover up his actions, but his superior officer told him to let him go. If he had resisted arrest, the cop would have been seriously injured by this former captain of his school's rugby team with multiple black belts. I've never felt so helpless. His head was bloody and he is bruised all over. He is missing work and so not getting paid. The photos my daughter sent me are horrible. I can't convince him to even go to the doctor so I guess filing a complaint is out of the question. He is so shaken up I figure he just wants to forget it. The world is a scary place when the people who are supposed to protect you, attack you instead.
Posted by DamnYankeeInHouston | Mon Jun 29, 2015, 07:26 AM (2 replies)

Texas Governor Greg Abbot names a home schooling mom, Donna Bahorich,

as State Board of Education Chair. Texas is a very special place.
Posted by DamnYankeeInHouston | Sun Jun 28, 2015, 08:24 PM (13 replies)

The Walmarts closed for "plumbing problems" will be used for military staging sites.

Has anyone else heard that?
Posted by DamnYankeeInHouston | Sat May 2, 2015, 11:08 AM (26 replies)

GMOs are as good as vaccines.

Both the National Geographic magazine and Bill Nye, the science guy, have recently stated that people who are against GMOs are as crazy as people who are against vaccines. Really?
Posted by DamnYankeeInHouston | Wed Mar 4, 2015, 09:05 AM (246 replies)

Wendy Davis will appear at the Black Expo

this Saturday at 9;30 a.m. at Houston's George R. Brown Convention Center.

I have to make my (copy cat) sign:

Wendy Davis for Governor
Give the letter W its dignity back!
Posted by DamnYankeeInHouston | Thu Jun 19, 2014, 07:00 PM (4 replies)

Tell me a joke.

Please. I'm at the neighborhood pool with my summer kids and I'm bored bored bored.
Posted by DamnYankeeInHouston | Tue Jun 17, 2014, 03:07 PM (67 replies)

An experienced teacher gave very detailed (and very inappropriate) directions.

A creative writing class was assigned to write a children's book. The teacher gave the class a list of topics not to use:

1. The Boy Who Died From Eating His Vegetables
2. Fun Four Letter Words to Know and Share
3. Hammers, Screwdrivers and Scissors; An "I Can Do It" Book
4. The Kids Guide to Hitchhiking
5. Kathy Was So Bad Her Mommy Stopped Loving Her
6. Curious George and the High Voltage Fence
7. All Cats Go to Hell
8. The Little Sissy Who Snitched
9. Some Kittens can Fly
10. That's It! I'm Putting You Up for Adoption
11. Grandpa Gets a Casket
12. The Magical World Inside the Abandoned Refrigerator
13. Garfield Gets Feline Leukemia
14. The Pop Up Book of Human Anatomy
15. Strangers Have the Best Candy
16. Whining, Kicking and Crying to Get Your Way
17. You Were an Accident
18. Things Rich Kids Have That You Never Will
19. Pop Goes the Hamster and Other Great Microwave Games
20. The Man in the Moon is Satan
21. Your Nightmares Are Real
22. Where Would You Like to Be Buried?
23. Eggs, Toilet Paper and Your School
24. Why Can't Mr. Fork and Ms. Electrical Outlet Be Friends?
25. Places Where Parents Hide Neat Things
26. Daddy Drinks Because You Cry
27. The Surprise at the Bottom of the Pool
28. Making Grown-up Friends on the Internet
29. 101 fun Games to Play in the Road
30. Patty Went Splat (Don't Forget Your Seatbelt)
31. Bullies Deserve to Die
32. Go to Your Room; Mommy Has a New Baby to Love
33. I Dare You! 101 Challenges to Prove You Are Not a Sissy
34. Trixie Goes to the Big City

My personal favorites are Grandpa gets a Casket and Why Can't Mr. Fork and Ms. Electrical Outlet Be Friends?

Posted by DamnYankeeInHouston | Sat Jun 7, 2014, 11:21 AM (4 replies)
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