Have a great Thanksgiving!
Yesterday I checked out the weather and saw, directly across the street in the fallow field, some sort of ritual going on. A black truck was parked with the door open and a somber man was standing sort of half in and half out of it on the driver’s side. An equally somber young man was standing very still gazing at what looked to be white pillars as if a memorial was set up. Had there been a murder across the street during my busy workweek? How could I not have heard about it if there was?
Maybe someone was burying a pet? Or someone died elsewhere and they set up a memorial in the field? That seemed weird. I grabbed the binoculars and could partially see a white table and two chairs though the tallish grass. Now the somber young man was kneeling. Then I saw a woman partially lying in the grass. Could this be a suicide pact in action? I called a neighbor who, conveniently, was coming home from the grocery store and agreed to check it out. From the higher vantage point of her truck she could see….. a photography shoot.
She hypothesized it was an engagement photoshoot. By the time my husband was home they were gone. So here is the $64,000 question. Who were they? Why did they pick that spot? Lacking a private eye’s telephoto lens, I have no photos. My hands were busy holding the phone and the binoculars. But at least I have a witness…
Florida Goventmental Utility Authority (FGUA) rissued a precautionary boil water notice due to a water main break on August 21, 2015 for anyone using their Tangerine water service.
Jamie Cagle-Miller’s classic “I am a Teacher in Florida” is about the generalities of teaching in Florida. If you haven’t read it, you must. If you’ve read it, it’s worth a few minutes to savor the truth she serves up. Depressing as it is, I wonder how much things have changed.
I am working on a post regarding the state of educaton in Florida. In the meantime, I invite you to contact me regarding your feelings on the topic of education. You may do so privately via the Tangerine Florida Facebook page. I don’t spend much time on Twitter so that’s out. You can leave a comment on this post if you don’t mind it being public.
Since it’s back to school for kiddos and teachers, I thought I’d share a couple of links for your enjoyment. The first one is a humorous blog post by a mom to her children’s teachers. The second is a sobering reminder of how education in the United States is misunderstood. I seriously doubt that banning teacher’s lounges will fix education. BTW, they don’t exist any more. Now they are “workrooms” where teachers work and eat at the same time.
Happy Back to School Days!