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|Wear White After Labor Day?|
Posted On 2009-09-07 , 4:39 PM
It's Labor Day! KidsGranny says it's a day-off for people who work every day. So why is she working today??? She works every day, all day – well it seems so to me.
As for wearing white after Labor Day? "NOT" says KidsGranny. This morning she was telling us how Labor Day meant we couldn't wear white shoes anymore – at least not until Easter or next spring. I never heard that
before. I see people wearing white shoes all year long. She said you aren't supposed to wear white shoes OR white gloves, either, after Labor Day. Who wears white gloves anymore? KidsGranny says she often wore white gloves and
A HAT, too, when she went downtown – and always when she went to church. Phew! And I think today's rules are hard to follow!
I guess I'm just lucky – I get to wear the same thing EVERY day. ^.^
This is written by me, KidsBuzz. KidsGranny is busy… you guessed it, she's working! (Psst! Follow me on Twitter. I want to get more followers than she gets. See you there. http://twitter.com/kidsbuzz) ^.^
Update 2-27-12: Uh oh, KidsGranny is catching up with the times enough to say wearing "winter white" is ok. She watched the Oscars last night and white was one of the predominant colors. Teens, check out these every day examples at Lauren Conrad FABSUGAR.
|We Are All Cracked Pots|
Posted On 2009-03-22 , 3:46 PM
Sometimes I just feel like a cracked pot; but then I remember the story of the two water pots. Here's how it goes:
Long ago and in a faraway place, a water bearer had two large pots. Each was hung on the end of a pole, which he carried across his back. One pot was perfect. The other had a crack in it. [That's me... and you ^.~]
At the end of the long walk from the stream to the house, the cracked pot was only half full. The pot was very sad about his imperfection.
After two years, the pot spoke to the water bearer, saying he was a failure and ashamed that the crack allowed water to leak out all the way back to the house.
The bearer said, "Did you notice that there are flowers only on your side of the path? That's because I have always known about your flaw. I planted flower seeds on your side of the path. And every day while we walk back from the stream, you have watered them. For two years, I have been able to pick these beautiful flowers to decorate the table. Without you being just the way you are, there would not be this beauty to grace the house."
The moral of this story is: Each of us has our own unique flaw. We're all cracked pots, but it's the cracks and flaws we have that make our lives interesting and rewarding. You have to take each person for who they are, look for the good in them, and help them recognize their strengths.
|Mindset List of 2012|
Posted On 2009-01-06 , 5:37 PM
While we aren't exactly talking about a review of popular media here, we find this article to be an interesting insight of where today's youth are coming from, so to speak.
Each year the staff at Beloit College in Wisconsin puts together a list to try to give the Faculty a sense of the mindset of the incoming freshmen. The class of 2012 has grown up in an era where computers and rapid communication are the norm, and colleges no longer trumpet the fact that residence halls are “wired” and equipped with the latest hardware. These students hardly notice whether the telephone is in their room or not since they have seldom used landlines during their adolescence. Instead they live on their cell phones and communicate via texting.
Roommates, few of whom have ever shared a bedroom, have already checked out each other on Facebook where they have shared their most personal thoughts with the whole world - a multicultural, politically correct and “green” generation that has hardly noticed the threats to their privacy and never feared the Russians and the Warsaw Pact.
Some of the kids who visit our site, Buzzing Kids World
, are just a few years away from entering college themselves. With this is mind, students entering college for the first time in Fall of '08 were generally born in 1990. For these students, Sammy Davis Jr., Jim Henson, Ryan White, Stevie Ray Vaughan and Freddy Krueger have always been dead. We thought you'd like to see this partial list of observations regarding the Class of 2012 (the complete list has 60):
For the complete list go to: http://www.beloit.edu/mindset/2012.php
- 1. Harry Potter could be a classmate, playing on their Quidditch team.
- 2. GPS satellite navigation systems have always been available.
- 3. Coke and Pepsi have always used recycled plastic bottles.
- 4. Gas stations have never fixed flats, but most serve cappuccino.
- 5. Girls in head scarves have always been part of the school fashion scene.
- 6. As a precursor to “whatever,” they have recognized that some people “just don’t get it.”
- 7. Universal Studios has always offered an alternative to Mickey in Orlando.
- 8. Haagen-Dazs ice cream has always come in quarts.
- 9. WWW has never stood for World Wide Wrestling.
- 10. Films have never been X rated, only NC-17.
- 11. We have always known that “All I Ever Really Needed to Know I Learned in Kindergarten.”
- 12. IBM has never made typewriters.
- 13. McDonald’s and Burger King have always used vegetable oil for cooking french fries.
- 14. They may have been given a Nintendo Game Boy to play with in the crib.
- 15. Macaulay Culkin has always been Home Alone.
- 16. Caller ID has always been available on phones.
- 17. Windows 3.0 operating system made IBM PCs user-friendly the year they were born.
- 18. 98.6 F or otherwise has always been confirmed in the ear.
- 19. There have always been charter schools.
- 20. Students always had Goosebumps.
Beloit College - Copyright © 2008 Printed with permission.
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