The other day I was talking to a friend of mine about our 3rd grade teacher, Mrs. Greenway. At the time she seemed very old, and VERY crabby.
Her favorite thing to do was to either throw an eraser at you, or, come up from behind with a ruler, and slam it on the desk in front of you… It gets your attention!
I didn’t have those things done to me. I was a voracious reader and thus made me a "favorite" but, I sat at the table with Todd H. and Dana D. Both young men were very funny and kept me laughing, which insured that they got erasers thrown at them and the ruler was slammed on our table many times.
Mrs Greenway always had a contest for most books read. I won, easily. The prize was a, (what I thought she said) a Bobcat kitten… OK, keep in mind I was 9yrs old.
THIS is what I was expecting and very excited about….
THIS is what she had really said and what I had won…