December 21st, 2005


Transit Strike Day II

The MTA did what the UFT [teacher's union]could not do. It's reduced class size.

come on, that's a priceless comment.

Still having fun with the strike. Sadly, others are not. My mom works in the city. She always uses a private bus company that's mainly for people in her office... but not exclusive. She couldn't get on this morning, because there were so many people. She had to take the car in - but first had to get three random people off the street to fill her car. She didn't get home until 8 p.m. Over an hour late.

I'm not sure what I think about this. I see both sides - well not the MTA - I mean commuters and TWU.

Oh and today, one of my colleagues gave me a small gift. I'm always helping her choose books for her kid's school assignments. I consider it part of my job, but she wanted to show her appreciation. I thought it was sweet. I don't know how she knew I'm totally addicted to Jelly Beans. But she got these Maccabeans.
It's hysterical. They're tasty too.
great brain

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What it took to get an 8th grade education in 1895

Remember when grandparents and great-grandparents stated that they only had an 8th grade education?

Well, check this out. Could any of us have passed the 8th grade in 1895?

This is the eighth-grade final exam from 1895 in Salina, Kansas, USA. It was taken from the original document on file at the Smokey Valley Genealogical Society and Library in Salina, KS, and reprinted by the Salina Journal.
Collapse )and, no, I don't have the answers and would have probably failed this 8th grade test!
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