Monthly Archives: October 2011

Famous last words

It was around the beginning of the Persian Gulf War. Mrs. Gelde decided it was time for a serious discussion about global events. “Today we are going to talk about war. Does anybody want to share what your parents have … Continue reading

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Mrs. Gelde strikes again

The color days started out brightly enough, but they ended darkly for me. Each student was assigned a color — red, orange, yellow, green, blue, purple, black, brown, white, gray and pink — and on his or her appointed day brought … Continue reading

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Hard to stomach

If all the world is a stage, then Mrs. Gelde would be some novice playwright’s cliched depiction of a kindergarten teacher. She was a stout woman with crop of pewter curls and a penchant for appliquéd vests. She didn’t crack … Continue reading

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