Did a fun thing with DD's class today...

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Did a fun thing with DD's class today...
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Mon, 06-02-2003 - 5:23pm
She told me last week that they are studying World War II. I reminded her that my Grandma had two younger brothers who fought and died in WW II and that I had some pictures of the one who was a Marine Paratrooper. I told her that I was sure Grandma had some things I could bring in to show the class too if her teacher would like me too. So her teacher asked me to come in today.

I took the pictures of my great-uncle. They are actual pictures that he had a buddy take of him during paratrooper training and he wrote things on the bottoms and back of them. He sent a copy to my Grandma and one to his girlfriend. When he died, his girlfriend sent hers to my Grandma so Grandma gave me some that she had doubles of. I also took along two postcards, one from each of the boys. One telling her that his number had been called and he was going into the Army and one from the other brother telling her he was now a Marine Paratrooper. She also sent two ration tokens with me and a bomb blaster that my Grandfather made in a factory during the war.

The kids were really good, listened really well and asked several good questions. Although it seemed to go right over a couple of their heads LOL. One boy asked me if I put nitroglycern in the bomb blaster and threw it, how big a hole would it make(like I do that for fun in my spare time and would know the answer LOL) and one girl told me her grandfather was a "Marine in the Army" LOL.

I rarely ever get to do anything with Brooke's class, so this was really nice for me and her.

Sherri

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That was a great thing to do for Brooke and her class! (eom)

Janet


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