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Day 73 with Tilda-Hilda


Hurrah, I went beyond the neighborhood today. Tilda-Hilda and I pedaled 3.33 miles in about 18 minutes. Going up slight inclines was a challenge, but, oh so good for me. 

We stopped at Sunnyslope School for a picture. That's where I went to 4th and 5th grade. The door on the right was my 4th grade classroom, where I suddenly went from being one of the tallest kids to one of the shortest ones.

The door on the corner opened to my 5th grade classroom. I loved going into that door. So much imagination went on in there for me. I was introduced to writing make-believe stories and buying my own books through the monthly Scholastic book club. Mrs. Patterson, our teacher, calmed us down from lunch break by reading to us. Freckles, The Girl from the Limberlost, Anne of Green Gables, and The Secret Garden were the ones I recall. My world opened up in 5th grade.


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  1. 5th Grade??? magical . . especially with terrific teachers.

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    1. I also got glasses in Fifth grade. I had no idea blurry was not normal.

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  2. What wonderful memories and that you read the Secret Garden in 5th grade. I still have to read this

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    1. I doubt I would've read it -- or any of those books -- on my own if Mrs. Patterson hadn't read them to us. Until her, no one was guiding my reading choices. I may not have gone beyond comic books.

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  3. 5th grade was where I discovered all the things I'd been reading in (fiction) books weren't real! I don't think I ever recovered!

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    1. I'm like the Mama after she watches a movie she really got into. She asks, as the credits are rolling, "That's just a story, right?"

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  4. very beautifully colored, feminine-looking bike

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