September 22, 2016
Good morning. It's another gorgeous day here in my little part of New England. Have you noticed that it is already Autumn? Ahhh, and a simply gorgeous Autumn it is!! Starting this Saturday, the weather is supposed to be quite a bit cooler for a few days. (according to the weather app on my phone) I guess it has to happen sometime, but I'm not ready yet to give up all this gorgeous weather.
Yesterday was another of those "gosh, I was busy all day but I can't remember doing much of anything !" days. By suppertime, I didn't feel like cooking, so Joe cooked some hamburger for Pogo. I supplied the hamburger. I have to say that his burgers come out tasting much better than mine. How come?
There's a lot of talk and news articles about the upcoming voting about lifting the cap on limiting charter schools in some cities. I, for one, don't think we should have charter schools. The money to fund them comes out of the regular school budgets. I think that charter schools should be private schools requiring tuitions and private funding.
I do believe that if all of our school funds were put into our public schools, all children would benefit. I believe in neighborhood schools. I think that this builds stronger communities. If someone feels that there is a better school for their child/children, they should have to pay to send them somewhere else.
We all pay taxes so that our children can be educated. If this isn't good enough, then pay for something else. All members of a community should work together to make sure that their schools are good places for the kids to learn. Anyone not happy with their neighborhood school has another option. On-line schooling. And it's free!!
Of course, a parent would most likely have to stay at home to make sure that their child is really doing their school lessons on the computer. Oh dear, here again, parents would have to take part in making sure their child is actually learning and getting a good education. This obviously isn't a very good option for working parents.
This brings me back to why do we need to fund charter schools when the money would be so much better spent on our neighborhood public schools. I think children who play, learn, live and pray (at their own places of worship) together have a better chance to build strong, healthy communities.
Okay, that's my little rant for today. Now I have a photo to share of a really beautiful iris. You can go to Google and look up "Tall Bearded Irises at Iris Mart" to see lots of beautiful irises. Isn't this gorgeous? I think I need it for my garden.
I looked up this web site, and OMG! I started making a shopping list. Oh, these irises are simply breathtaking. Unfortunately, it's too late to order for this Fall's planting (from this company). I'll have to shop around at the local garden centers.
Do you remember all the wisdom that your Moms tried teaching you while you were growing up? I found this on Facebook and had to borrow it to share with you. Some of this may sound a bit corny, but most all of us passed all this same wisdom on to our own children.
On this happy note, I think I'll take my leave and see if Pogo wants to go for a ride, or better yet, shopping. So, till tomorrow, Y'all have a fantabulous day.
Hugs, Edna B.