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Went into the chat room last Friday night, for the first time in a while, and learned that Mequa passed away. I had been good friends with him for a time, but we had differences and stopped talking back in the spring of this year. I knew however,…Continue

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Goodwill to Few Men (Betty Bowers)

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losing faith (TheraminTrees)

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Comment by Steph S. on September 4, 2012 at 11:30am

Love the graphic Tony!

Comment by Plinius on September 4, 2012 at 8:15am

Beginners' English. Many elderly people didn't get a complete education when young and they want to learn parts they missed - some have got English speaking grandchildren. But there are also younger foreign people in my classes: Cabo Verde, Poland, Colombia, Hungary. Some don't speak Dutch but they want to learn English, and I try to think of ways to teach them. Most of the time we get some progress, and sometimes I just don't know. A few years back there were two Japanese girls in class: they were so horribly polite that they said yes to whatever I asked them. I never knew if my work was any use to them. Most of the time it's a happy riot in my classes - I'm convinced that you can learn best when you're relaxed and have fun.

Comment by Idaho Spud on September 4, 2012 at 7:17am

Chris B, what do you teach the seniors?

Tony, great picture.

Comment by Tony Carroll on September 4, 2012 at 5:54am

I'm off to work. My thought for the day.

Comment by Plinius on September 4, 2012 at 12:47am

What a lot of patience you must have to do the train and the landscape, but it looks very good!

Today I start teaching my class of senior citizens again, so I'm off. Have a good day!

Comment by Steph S. on September 3, 2012 at 11:07pm

Patricia your daughter is so lovely.

How cool to make the trees from stalks - very nice!

Comment by Steph S. on September 3, 2012 at 10:50pm

That was a cool train video - very creative idea to buy a camera for the train.

Comment by sk8eycat on September 3, 2012 at 10:39pm

Patricia: That's an amazing train layout!  I watched it and watched it, and turned green with envy.  I've wanted a model train since I was about 8 years old...a GOOD model, not a "toy" Lionel train.  Never got one, but 2 weeks after I graduated from high school I started my 3-year career with an ice show.  We almost always travelled by train, and I loved it!

My dream trip is to go from Los Angeles to Seattle on the Coast Starlight, get to Vancouver, BC by bus or ferry, and then take a train to Winnipeg, switch to another train and go on to Churchill.  I wanna see polar bears and the Aurora, and I don't really care whether I come home or not. (Maybe go back to Winnipeg, and then as far east as I can go.  I'd like to see the Bay of Fundy...)

Tee-hee!

Comment by Steph S. on September 3, 2012 at 10:26pm

Comment by Steph S. on September 3, 2012 at 6:49pm
What a cool hobby Patricia!
Going to check out your You Tube page.
 

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