Saturday, November 19, 2011
Day 10 of 15 - Thankfulness
Today's prompt is "3 teachers who touched your life that you are thankful for."
I realize the answers I'll be putting may not fit the way the question is intended, but teachers come from everywhere, right?
Pauline McDowell: This woman was known to me as "Grammie". When I was only eight years old, she taught me a bit about chickens (beheading them, how their insides worked, and cooking). When I was 12, I got to spend a week at her house and she taught me how to sew. That summer, nearly all my clothes were made by me. I've been able to carry those lessons with me through my whole life.
Robert McDowell: The man I called Dad while I was growing up taught me so many things. How to wire a lamp, how to replace a toilet, repairs to a vehicle, how to stay calm when the vehicle is on fire, how to drive, how to choose my battles, and even how to let go.
Eva Crosier: Grandma. She taught me that it takes more strength to be feminine than to be masculine (yes, I can hear several feminists already getting huffy about this one). In this day and age, strong women are expected to be tough and fierce, but she taught me that soft-spoken words can have more of an impact than loud, brash ones. Cussing doesn't make you stronger, but standing firm in your beliefs does. And sometimes, swallowing the pain that a loved one is causing, really is the best way to deal with it.
A huge thank you to Bev, for letting me use her pictures. There will be many more to come. Please click on her picture to see even more of her photography.