Entries by Debbie Walker

I’m Just Curious: Had to pass this along

by Debbie Walker 1895 8th Grade Final Exam… Take this test and pass it on to your more literate friends. What it took to get an 8th grade education in 1895… Remember when grandparents and great-grandparents stated that they only had an eighth grade education? Well, check this out. Could any of us have passed […]

I’m Just Curious: A huge thank you

by Debbie Walker This past week I had the experience of spending a few days at the Hotel Inland, on Kennedy Drive, in Waterville. What a wonderful vacation. I was so pampered and it was so appreciated. I kept a guest book on my bed and night stand for those pampering me to sign. I […]

I’m Just Curious: More ideas to share

by Debbie Walker Before I forget it, I have to tell you that my car was so icy this morning, every window, the mirrors and the windshield, covered with ice. Okay, so I had read about putting rubbing alcohol (91 percent) in a spray bottle and spraying the ice surfaces and you shouldn’t have to […]

I’m Just Curious: Ticks and bumps

by Debbie Walker Ever notice how sometimes things are easier when you put them in your own words rather than maybe the appropriate one? You know, bring them down to your terms. I think I do it out of a healthy disrespect for the real terms, and sometimes because my words are just shorter. I’ve […]

I’m Just Curious: Words

by Debbie Walker This afternoon has been just wonderful with our first and second graders. I’m not exaggerating. When you introduce words to a child (18 of them) and they get excited about what they can do with these words, their teacher and I couldn’t help but get excited. You see we are word lovers […]

I’m Just Curious: The story of Humpfree

by Debbie Walker I apologize, I goofed last week. I thought I had sent in my column. OOOppps, in checking my computer for “last sent to Townline,” a big OOPS, I had not sent one after the “Mother’s Sayings”. It’s not something I really want to think much about. Today is the day after Thanksgiving […]