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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

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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, 08:00 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, 04:07 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, 12:21 PM (4 replies)

I'm hosting a Wendy Walk this Saturday from 10:00 - 2:00.

If you live in Houston, please come help knock on the doors of undecided voters and Democratic voters who vote infrequently.
We need to turn Texas a very pretty shade of blue.

Anne Barwell
4513 Redstart St. 77035

Wendy Davis for Governor.
Give the letter W its dignity back.
Posted by DamnYankeeInHouston | Wed May 14, 2014, 08:45 AM (0 replies)

One of my former students just committed suicide.

I taught him in second grade. He loved nature and bicycling. He was married. He joined the navy. He was about to be deployed for the second time. I can't help but feel he is one more of the American military's most common form of casualty. He will be missed. My heart aches for his family and friends.
Posted by DamnYankeeInHouston | Sun Feb 16, 2014, 11:59 AM (59 replies)
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