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Meet Teacher Blogger Linky Party!

I found a fun linky party! In order to participate, I get to write about something I know quite well:  me!

First and foremost, I'm a teacher. I'm about to enter my 37th year of teaching, and have no intention of slowing down anytime in the near future. I absolutely love my job! I always wanted to be a teacher, and come from a family of teachers. You could say it's in my blood!

The most important person in my life is my beautiful daughter. 
Here we are at one of our favorite locations!

I've been a single parent for most of her life. It isn't the easiest life, but she is totally worth it!

I have a pesky cat that I love, Mia.
Mia isn't very photogenic, but at least I got the right end in this picture!

A few more I couldn't leave out: my brother, David (yes, that's an Emmy he's holding, his second! He's a college professor.) Next is my sister, Nancy. She's taught Physical Education as well as Health and Nutrition. She also has a farm!  Next is my aunt Carol. She's a former special education and home economics teacher, and a retired state representative for Massachusetts. 

I also have a lot of people in my life that are no longer alive, but are still with me every day. My dad was always my hero. He still inspires me, even though he's been gone more than 10 years. He was a Phys. Ed. Director and football coach. Those who knew him, knew he taught a whole lot more than football!

How about a little Q&A?
I've always been a huge fan of musical theatre and can belt out many a show tune! As most New Englanders, I'm a Red Sox fan, even though they are right now 15 games out of first place. (There's a lesson in loyalty here!)

Seriously, at no point in my life did I ever consider a job other than teaching, and theatre has always been more of a hobby, but if I were offered a role as a Broadway star, I might take a leave of absence from teaching.

I'm real. As much as I love theatre, I'll leave the drama for the stage. I'm not putting on a performance for anyone. What you see is what you get!

I could have spent a lot more time on this question!

Some of these people are even alive! It would be quite a party!

 I should have used "Strong" as one of my words above. A lot of things in my life have forced me to be strong: being a single mom, losing my mom early in life, poverty, health... I could go on, but I won't!

I don't mean to sound like I'm in a beauty pageant, or overly sappy, but I just wish people would get along!

I must admit, I've had plenty of those moments, and I'm counting on having many more!

In case you don't know the song, here's Carol Burnett singing it. It's awesome! (She's awesome, too! I've invited her to my birthday party!)

This becomes difficult at the end of the summer, adjusting back to the school schedule, when I have been sleeping late and staying up late all summer.

Fry Phrase Frolic with Brain Breaks  is actually a bundle of three different products:

  So that's all about me! In case you want more, HERE's a link to my "About Me" page, which in turn has several links to other posts about me. This should take you days to read! (Seriously, I'm not all that complicated!)


  1. 37 years?! You go, girl! Thanks for stopping by my blog :)


  2. I didn't realize you had taught so many grades!

    The Math Maniac

    1. I've been in second for a long time, but I value all these experiences!


  3. Your daughter is so pretty! I love that you said that you are "real"....that means so much in this day and age...sometimes I think it's a lost art!

    Crisscross Applesauce in First Grade

    1. Thanks! I think she's quite beautiful! :)

      I agree about being "real"... so many people are putting on a performance.


  4. Love the quote! And I loved reading some more facts about you!!!

    Journey of a Substitute Teacher

    1. Thanks! I've had that quote hanging in my living room for years!



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