Tuesday, August 21, 2007


Isn't that right about kindergarten? Think about it - the first day of the rest of your life.

Kindergarten is the platform for a K-16 education. Nine years of elementary school. Four years of high school. Another four years of college. And, if anyone wants to get ahead in this world, another 2 years in graduate school and you have the ultimate K-18 experience.

Been there. Did all of that. Add four years of military experience to my K-18 school of hard knocks. It took a long time for me to get from there to here.

The first day of kindergarten. Here's Grace by the bell in the front of her school. This bell once hung in the belfray of the first school constructed in this area back in 1860.

And on the first day of kindergarten Gracie gave her next year's teacher the gift of a flower. How sweet. Poison Ivy in California produces the best of blooms.

Like grandfather, like grand daughter.
And then there was lunch. Our favorite time of the school day. Domino's pizza served up with chocolate milk, water melon and something else that cannot be identified (we're talking school lunch here).
Then on to Bus 44 driven by Mr. Cliff - and dropped off into the care of Grace's grandmother.

In terms of the first day of kindergarten, it does not get any better than this.

Indeed, this was the first day of the rest of Grace's life in school. All 19 years of them.

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Flyinfox_SATX said...

She is cute Bob! Ahh youth! I remember my kindergarten days. I wish I was there now believe me. This fending for yourself stuff gets old...quick!


Bob said...

Fox - Amen. K years were some of the best.

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