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Melodie Harris
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The 41 Books I Managed to Read This Year
Seems my writing aspirations have taken a backseat to the family life I never thought I'd have. And I've been enjoying every bit of it. A husband whose company I enjoy. A grandson I will drop everything for. And two doggies who are always by my side. I have...

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Accolades To My Third Grade Teacher
My third grade teacher, Mrs. Esther Gilchrist, was picky about manners. We had personal hygiene checks. She checked our fingernails once a week and required us to fill out a chart about brushing our teeth. I think I lied on it. If anyone’s finger got close ...

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Letters to a Baby
Our grandson turned one-year-old today. This past year, I kept a journal as though I was writing to him. Here are a few excerpts from it . Most are from before he was born. 8.15.14. Today I heard
about you for the first time. A little baby. A baby. Brittany...

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Tic Tac Toe, Show What You Know
I am guest blogging at A View of the Web this week. It’s
an educational blog by Jill Weber, my colleague and friend for nearly a decade. I'm honor ed tha t my first gu est post is on her site, a pl ace wher e Jill shares great ideas a nd student work. She i...

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Someone Who Fed My Spirit
The head chef at our school has been around since I started
teaching back when the j u nior high had last lunch in the fall of 1989. School budgets were different, and so were the requirements
put on the lunch tray. There was always plenty of food. I was si...

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I was a Paint by Numbers Kid
I can only draw stick
figures, but my father wanted me to be an artist. When I was in grade
school, he was willing to pay for art lessons at The Orange Crate in Huron. But
Mom said I was busy enough with school, church, and piano lessons. She bought
me pain...

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Honoring a Friend on Her Birthday
Ever
have one of those friends who is the opposite of you? I do. She's
spontaneous. I'm a planner. She a let's-just-throw-this-together person. And it
works. She is the always-have-to-be-doing-something type gal. I'm a wait-a-minute-gotta-do-nothin'-for-awh...

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My Own Mr. Fixer Upper
For a couple weeks one February, I lived with a table saw in the living room. We had no garage at the time, and my husband was remodeling the bathroom. He'd already put in a new kitchen floor,
so I was used to a stove and refrigerator setting in there, but ...

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Where Were You When the Big Things Happened?
Thirty years ago this week, the Space Shuttle Challenger
exploded killing the seven astronauts on board.  Where were you when the Challenger bl ew up ? I was a sophomore in the library at Tabor College in
Hillsboro, Kansas, when students came in talking abo...

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Where Were You When Big Things Happened?
Thirty years ago this week the Space Shuttle Challenger
exploded killing the seven astronauts on board. Where were you? I was a sophomore in the library at Tabor College in
Hillsboro, Kansas, when students came in talking about it. Soon we surrounded
the bi...
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