I have a hall tree with hooks for purses, keys, jackets, a mirror, a hinged box for keys, openings for umbrellas and walking sticks…very useful piece of furniture. Mine’s an antique.
Porcupine teeth are bright orange and full of iron to help them gnaw on trees and branches. Their incisors never stop growing so it’s imperative that they find something to bite into.
I adore ALL the characters.
Gotta stop making chili with Carolina Reapers
We always had board games and a deck of cards on hand for power outages. Being in Tornado Alley, we also had cases of water, hard candies, tins of cookies, powdered milk, cocoa and cider mixes, small juice bottles, Coleman lanterns and camp stoves, tent, sleeping bags…
Back in the dark ages (when I was in Junior High), we had the BEST cooks. Homemade yeast rolls, and cinnamon rolls to die for. On the Thanksgiving and Christmas break, the last day’s lunch was always turkey and dressing—and the superintendent and all the department chairs would show up for lunch, even though their offices were only a block from the High School, and they had to drive across town to get to our cafeteria.
Except, perhaps, the hot cocoa at the end of the day’s run. (With whipped cream or marshmallows for the kids, and Godiva’s White Chocolate Liqueur for the adults releasing their inner child).
Is there a Hippie-crit? Or a Pansy-seed (because flower children never die, they just go to seed)?
When I taught Earth Science, Physical Science, and Biology, all my classes had labs and I assigned class presentations each term. I also did science history once a month. We built Rube Goldberg machines to demonstrate potential and kinetic energy changes, built trebuchets for the Annual Tomato Toss, made solar ovens and baked cookies, constructed and flew paper hot air balloons, cultured bacteria from swabbed samples, tested various antibacterial products, and I also taught them how to check the oil and change a tire.
I’ve paid off my student loans, I’ve paid off my mortgage, and I’ve paid off my credit cards (and destroyed them). My credit history is fine.