Up early - breakfast was a yogurt at 7, voting at 7:15, and the caucus at 7:30. Today, I gave the invocation - it was the one about the Three Trees that I tried out on you guys last week. After the Caucus was over we headed over to the Convention Center to work on the newspaper again. Today's paper is going to be 4 pages with lots of pictures. We finished by 1:00, had it proofed, and printed by 2:00. I returned to the Assembly Hall to find a wonderful bag from my Iowa Contact, Deb Coltrain. How fun! I gave my new Florida buddy a purple AEA shirt. She was delighted. Scott Austin, a candidate for office spoke and asked us why we teach....His response was very powerful..."I teach...I don't always teach the kids I want to teach...but I teach them just the same." Yeah! That is exactly what I do and why. I am so tired...but satisfied at the moment. Dinner tonight was down from the hotel at a great steak house called East Bully's. I miss Frank!
I am a woman who wears many hats and loves them all. I am a singer - I sing with the group Still Magnolias. I was part of the original First United Methodist Church Arbor Praise Team until we moved. After 24+ years of teaching English 11 and Spanish I - II at Benjamin Russell High School I decided to take a job closer to home. I now teach Spanish I & 2 at Randolph Co. High School and Wadley. I thought I was getting close to retirement and looking forward to it, but decided to move my cheese and try something different. I am a preacher's wife and a preacher myself. My husband Frank is the pastor at Rock Mills United Methodist Church and I am the pastor at Midway (Wedowee). It has made our conversations interesting, to say the least.