I'll be back to gardening...er...I mean watering tomorrow. I need to find an I HATE DROUGHTS bumper sticker or something.
As some of you know, I'm a schoolteacher in the Texas public school system. It's been a very difficult year for the state and the budget cuts were severe. Our district has tried to save as many jobs as possible, but I still had to say good-bye to many dear friends yesterday. I'm sure this will all work out. I guess we'll all find out together.
So whose's left at my school? Who are the survivors?
There are many. But perhaps the most extraordinary group are the handful of staff that opened our elementary school 30 years ago and are still going strong. They deserve a bit of recognition.
Now with all the sad news in Texas education these days, you are probably wondering why we are laughing. Well, it's an inside joke. You see, the teacher taking the photo couldn't get us all in the picture while we were standing. She told some of us to kneel down. As she was snapping the photo, somebody mumbled, "And how are they going to get up? "
I can happily report we were not left on the floor.
30th year of teaching is DONE!