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Date Posted: 05:02:11 12/09/15 Wed
Author: K
Subject: Re: Keeping Young
In reply to: Denny Whalen 's message, "Keeping Young" on 18:21:37 12/08/15 Tue

I do believe that you & I spent some quality time together working on Muriel's play. She seemed pleased that I could still sing one of her original songs over fifty years later. That was one of the best times during our high school years. I am delighted that your kiddoes are getting a similar experience. You are such a fine teacher, Den, and those kids are blessed to have you.

>Couple of weeks ago, as I took a shortcut through the
>Media Center at school (when did the library become a
>media center?), a group of students were cutting out
>gold stars so I stopped to inquire what the stars were
>going to be used for. One of the girls replied that
>the stars were part of their "marketing campaign" for
>the upcoming theater group stage presentation.
>" We need a teacher for a small part, do you want to
>read for the role?" one asked.
>Jokingly I said yes. A script was immediately thrust
>into my hand and and I was told ld to read the part of
>the specialist on page 37. I read through it silently
>first, then gave it my best hurried shot. They looked
>around the table at one another quickly,nodded their
>heads and one announced, "You've got the part."
>Making a short story shorter, I've been rehearsing
>with the cast and crew every evening for the past week
>and a half, and having a great time with these
>wanna-be thespians.
>While I began this gig to help them out, the
>experience has turned out to be very rewarding. The
>students work hard and have a lot of fun. Their
>acceptance of this old warhorse, who had already won
>their hearts and minds (and respect) in the classroom
>as a sub, contributes further to keeping me young at
>heart and memory sharp. Oh, and the catered food
>between run throughs has been really good. I am really
>in this for the chow, now.

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  • Re: Keeping Young -- Dave Shickel, 15:50:28 12/13/15 Sun
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