Thursday, March 20, 2014

mar 20 2014
 couple big things

the  third graders  in colorado put out the most amazing book

pictures of ou r pups  with "balloon" comments-- some of which are right on the money

the first one that caught my attention is a pup on either side of chaos head

one says " this eye isn't open" 
the other "this one isn't either... maybe we better not wake her"

it deserves something....  i wish steph was coming here today -- she is our resident editor
i wonder how many of these books were printed...

needs some thought....
and there is an article in the boston globe today about service dogs...   it is online...she did a nice job..
and then there is  the cranney house hunt...  i have spent hours staring at a screen full of red dots..
i did not realize this is the modern way to find a house...

 we are getting better at the sound at mail call--- we even had time to remember to make some phone calls to some of the people who send in phone numbers for the retreat  lottery.

Last week Arrow and I attended an MS Public Policy Advocacy Day on Capitol Hill.  People with MS came from all over the US to talk with their legislators about policy issues and funding that impact people with MS.  Arrow helped me negotiate the halls of the Senate and House buildings as well as inside the Capitol itself.  Needless to say we turned a few heads.  He couldn't have been better behaved.  Our day started at a hotel in Arlington for a sendoff breakfast for the participants, then we took a bus to the Hill where our Virginia delegation met with three different legislators.  I gave a short talk each time about my own situation with MS, including how lucky I was to have traded my cane for a Dane.  I think we made a memorable impression.  Arrow was a "huge" success in helping our cause get the attention it needed.  We finished up at about 3:30 and took the bus back to the hotel.  It was a very long day for both of us.  I would guess we walked about two miles, but worth every step.

Take care,


lyn cashman just sent me these---  i don't usually... but they are good... 
 i love children's logic-  it is unadulterated ... literally...

Children Are Quick 


TEACHER: Why are you late?
STUDENT: Class started before I got here.
TEACHER: John, why are you doing your math multiplication on the floor? 
JOHN: You told me to do it without using tables. 
TEACHER: Glenn, how do you spell 'crocodile?' 
TEACHER: No, that's wrong 
GLENN: Maybe it is wrong, but you asked me how I spell it. 
(I Love this child) 
TEACHER: Donald, what is the chemical formula for water? 
TEACHER: What are you talking about? 
DONALD: Yesterday you said it's H to O. 
TEACHER: Winnie, name one important thing we have today that we didn't have ten years ago. 
TEACHER: Glen, why do you always get so dirty? 
GLEN: Well, I'm a lot closer to the ground than you are. 
TEACHER: Millie, give me a sentence starting with ' I. ' 
MILLIE: I is.. 
TEACHER: No, Millie..... Always say, 'I am.' 
MILLIE: All right... 'I am the ninth letter of the alphabet.' 
TEACHER: George Washington not only chopped down his father's cherry tree, but also admitted it. 
Now, Louie, do you know why his father didn't punish him? 
LOUIS: Because George still had the axe in his hand..... 
TEACHER: Now, Simon , tell me frankly, do you say prayers before eating? 
SIMON: No sir, I don't have to, my Mum is a good cook. 
TEACHER: Clyde , your composition on 'My Dog' is exactly the same as your brother's.. 
Did you copy his? 
CLYDE : No, sir. It's the same dog. 

(I want to adopt this kid!!!) 
TEACHER: Harold, what do you call a person who keeps on talking when people are no longer interested? 
HAROLD: A teacher 
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