Saturday, April 05, 2008


Downtown Elementary lost power yesterday morning so I got a call that the kids needed to be picked up, that they were closing early. Again. These kids have gotten out of school early for rain and for loss of electricity. When I was a kid we were lucky if school closed for snow.

On the walk back to my shop, C told us he had gotten his letter from his pen pal in Turkey. His class recently began a program of writing letters to strangers. "He doesn't speak English so good, but I don't blame him because he's on the other side of the world." Ahhh, the cultural tolerance. I told him, "Mmm, turkey."