Thursday, March 28, 2013

Those Moments Not Captured!

An aptitude for discovering certain merits goes hand and hand with an
inability to respond to certain others.
Inequality is necessary in creative taste.
                            Jean Ronstand


I jumped out of bed early this morning with a story rolling around in my head which happens quite often, this particular memory had me smiling but as I head out to the kitchen to write it down My Hero shouts from the open door as he was leaving, “You have to see the moon” I rush over to see the most breathtaking full moon nestled between the trees reminding me just how amazing this world is. I hug My Hero goodbye as he heads off to work and I grab my camera to go play for a bit. This stuffy head and these droopy eyes cannot stop me from capturing this moment. Standing on the lawn in my pajamas is pretty normal for me and I wave at one of the cars going by wondering who it was. I head back into the warmth of the house to write this story down; little bits and pieces of it are disappearing quickly.

My fingers are covered with sticky brown glue and I have the little brush stuck to my hand, I look over to watch Ronnie dip his figure in the pot of glue and put it in his mouth. This does not shock me as last week I had watched him eat Plasticine. I remember thinking he must have known something I did not know so I decided now I would try it, I popped a big wad of yellow Plasticine in my mouth and started chewing too. It smelled like manure but I was pretty sure it was like my Grandpa’s stinky Limburger cheese; if you could get it past your nose you would be alright.

Well that yellow sticky stuff did not taste like Double Bubble bubble gum and it stuck to my teeth and I knew I had made a horrible mistake. I looked over to watch Ronnie continuing to eat the glue and wondered why he did those things and why I was silly enough to want to do them too.  I should have listened to Joey who once told me that he had seen Ronnie eat a fly, I did not believe him. I had no other choice but to swallow this mass of disgusting sticky yellow in my mouth because I knew Mrs. Prit would not be amused and I would probably get the strap again or at least a “talking” to, I could feel it slide or should I say stick to the sides of my throat. I tried to make more spit to help it go down. Ronnie was smiling and I think he knew what was going on in my mouth from his own experiences and I was pretty sure he also knew I was going to try the brown glue someday too, but not today.

Mrs. Prit shouts out “It is almost time children, hurry” I cut with the scissors very carefully little strips of stiff paper and glued them together with the brush that kept sticking to my fingers, when I pulled it off some of the skin came with it but I did not care I was going to have the best one no matter what. I cut little yellow strips and glued them on top of the paper hat I was making. I made little tiny pink flowers and had pieces of string dangling down. I could see BA across the classroom with her head down and I remember wondering if she would be standing at the back of the line because she was the tallest girl in the class and always had to stand there. I being the shortest always stood at the very front. I could not wait to see her hat.

Suddenly Mrs. Prit informs us that it was time and we should all pack up and get ready. I put the lid on that glue pot I tried to wipe the sticky glue on my blue dress with the torn pocket, I piled all the little bits of leftover paper on the corner of my desk pulling at the ones still stuck to my hand. I picked up my hat and placed it on my head. I tied the string and walked to the front of the class.
We all lined up with our Easter Bonnets on, the shortest (being me) to tallest (being BA) just like always and we followed Mrs. Prit to the classroom door to begin the annual Easter Parade to show off our beautiful Easter Bonnets. We started singing ………


In your Easter Bonnet with all the frills upon it….. the singing stopped Mrs. Prit looked down at me and someone laughed just before we were to pass through that door into the hall of the little school where all the parents and teachers were lined up waiting to see the Parade, I was so excited about showing off my beautiful Easter Bonnet. She glared at me and asked “What is that in your mouth?”  Yes buried in between my pearly white teeth and hidden under the most beautiful Easter Bonnet was yellow Plasticine that smelled like manure. I stopped smiling. I had completely forgotten all about that unfortunate weak moment. “Go and get a drink.” I tried to wash it out at the fountain as quickly as I could. I took my place back at the front of the line we started again. In my Easter Bonnet with all the frills upon it….. we walked out that door.

I still remember the cheering and singing while we walked down that hall and I also remember my Mom standing among the other parents with two little boys holding tight to her legs and a baby in her arms. I smiled and she smiled back I know she noticed the yellow Plasticine and I knew she had probably seen it before and would certainly see it again.

I wish that someone had been able to capture that moment. I am sure with my pearly white teeth with the bright yellow Plasticine between and that matching yellow Easter Bonnet covered with pretty pink flowers with the string tied tightly under my chin I looked beautiful.

Well now, I wonder how many other Grade Two stories are still buried and waiting to be uncovered.


This is going to be a wonderful day, I can tell by the sunrise. I hope to capture as much of it as I can. Happy Easter everyone.

Later.



49 comments:

  1. It was a beautiful full moon... and now I know why Baron was barking in the middle of the night. I think he was calling for the wolf pack....;)

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  2. Happy Easter Wknd B. to you and yours. x

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  3. We had a nice moon last night and it was still lighting the back yard up so that the dog, Pepper Jax, did not trip over any of the leftover snow.

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  4. Love the shots of moonglow and sunrise.

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  5. The Passover moon! Totally amazing in all aspects.

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  6. It was truly one of the most beautiful moons that I've ever seen. Breathtaking!

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  7. Beautiful shots B! Happy Easter to you.

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  8. Oh, you and your memories. I remember those old pots of glue and the plasticine and Ronnie and all that he stuck in his mouth.
    We did have some adventures for sure in that little old school. I remember all the parades; Halloween when they stilled allowed children to celebrate and dress up, Easter and those Christmas concerts, with the stage set up in the hall blocking the exits. And our Moms, yours and mine, standing there with the biggest smiles.
    Thank You my friend for taking me down memory lane.
    Happy Easter and enjoy your time away next week.
    Hope that you did exactly what you wanted yesterday and that someone spoiled you just a little bit more.

    Love You, BA

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  9. I left you a longer comment on your blog post -- about the Canon and the Lumix cameras.

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  10. Love the Moon pic! We seen it last night on our way home from town. I wished we had a camera in the car. It was beautful!

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  11. What glorious pics! I thoroughly enjoyed them, and I also just as much enjoyed your memory! I was right there with you, and even could just about taste that manure smelling stuff! I can only imagine what your teacher and mom thought, and I know it stuck in your mind because you remember it in such vivid detail. I hope you will share more memories, too!

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  12. Oh my gosh!! What an amazing moon, and because of your Hero, you got it on picture.

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  13. I was out riding my bike last night when I turned east, and saw the huge "orange" up floating in the thin clouds. Gorgeous!

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  14. easter bonnet parade - how cute!

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  15. Oh, lovely moon shots, and sunrise. I never ate plasticine, but I did enjoy a nice piece of pink chalk now and then.

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  16. I remember eating glue. Love your stories!

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  17. Beautiful, beautiful moon. Your story brought back such memories. The only year I ever made an Easter bonnet was first grade. Our teacher had us make it out of a a paper plate, and whatever else our mothers sent in. I had crepe paper, little chicks, and eggs on mine. Our teacher had us dress up, and sing the Easter bonnet song. It was such a special activity. My teacher was easily in her seventies and that was in 1980, she must be long gone by now. I hope she knows the simple things that she did in her class, stayed with her students forever.

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  18. Beautiful moon shots! I wonder if I can remember any stories from 2nd grade. I'll have to think hard.
    Happy Easter!

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  19. Beautiful! The moon has been really pretty here the past two nights.

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  20. what a nice thought - the same moon tht i have been wishing a good morning to is the same moon that my friend sees 1000 miles away...


    and you were/are always loved no matter what, you little mischief maker you! You must remember more stories like this - they are perfect!!!!

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  21. I had no idea what plasticine was...I had to google it. Frankly I am still not sure...lol. The moon pics are beautiful.

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  22. Oh, I love that story! I'm also glad you wew able to capture the moon- yesterday on my way to work, I drove around a corner, and there in front of me was the mst beautiful moon. But I was driving and unable to capture it. Have a happy Easter!

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  23. Wonderful photos and story ! It is amazing what brings back memories like this after all the years . Thanks for sharing with us ! Have a wonderful Easter weekend !

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  24. What a funny story! It's so wonderful that you still remember it so well. And I love your moon shots and the sunrise of course. It looks a lot like mine did yesterday :)

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  25. Cute memories!

    I hope you have a lovely long weekend, Buttons. Is this the weekend you are visiting the big city?

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  26. Oh my, such memories! I remember Ainslie, the prettiest girl in the class, eating glue as well. The teacher and aide had to stand over her anytime glue was used or she would eat the entire pot!

    Have a wonderful Easter Buttons. *hugs*

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  27. this blog will someday be the gift you leave your daughters- they will have a chance to know their grandparents better through your stories - and also their own mother.Writing these memories down in the captivating way you do is a true gift. If they haven;t yet they will someday thank you for it!

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  28. Beautiful photos! I love the full moon. And I love your sweet story of the Easter bonnet parade. Have a wonderful Easter, Buttons!

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  29. Such beautiful photos, Buttons! I can only imagine how pretty your bonnet was. :) HAppy Easter!

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  30. Now I know who it is that you remind me of! A friend who I've gotten to know over the last few years...she would have done these exact same things that you just described! I can hear her telling the story too! Now I think I'll have to call her Buttons! Happy Easter!!

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  31. Oh I loved that story about you as a little girl . I also love that you and your Hero are so good for each other. And of course your photos~ amazing as always. Ahh:)

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  32. Great story. Glad you are feeling better and got to enjoy the moon. Happy Easter.

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  33. Popping in to wish you a happy easter. Hope you have a nice one with the family. Hugs Sue

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  34. I am glad that you got to take in the awesome moon this week, Miss B. You are right, Mother Nature is something to enjoy.

    Happy Easter, My Friend, I hope you have a wonderful weekend.

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  35. I don't know what plasticine is but I know the word from Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds. "Picture yourself on a train in a station,With plasticine porters with looking-glass ties.
    Suddenly, someone is there at the turnstile:The girl with kaleidoscope eyes. "

    Enjoyed your story and the beautiful moon. Easter blessings to you. :)

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  36. Beautiful photos, Buttons - moon and sun both on the edge - lovely.

    I remember eating white paste in school. It tasted like wintergreen. Not sure I would have eaten something that tasted like manure, maybe the fumes had an effect on you! ha ha! xx

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  37. I too love the moon. A couple of nights back I watched the full moon rise to the east of our house. It was so beautiful but not sure my little camera would do it justice so just enjoyed looking at it.
    I loved your Grade 2 story. I truly can't remember any good stories from my school years worth recounting. Must rack my brains to see if anything comes to mind.

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  38. What a stunning photo! We had a beautiful full moon last night also!

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  39. I love those old young memories. So fun. And the song too. Don't hear it much these days. I totally have the visual. You painted it well.Photo: spectacular! Sandra

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  40. A story rolling around in my head,

    and it always rolls away within minutes,

    if I let it keeps rolling.

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  41. My neighbors wave at me in my p.j.'s also!!

    The moon has been spectacular, feels like a beautiful day!!

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  42. Stunning photos!!

    And a very happy Easter to you too, dear B! xx

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  43. Love those moon shots!!! And Happy Easter if I am not back by then!!!

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  44. It looks like the moon fell on the earth ;-0
    Very nice pictures!

    Greetings from the Netherlands,
    DzjieDzjee

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  45. A lovely story and what a good memory you have. Yellow plasticine!! YUK.
    It is a shame that in a lot of our schools they do not make Easter Bonnets anymore due to offending other religions. I reckon all kids should participate in all the different religious festivals so that get a broader understanding of them and hopefully more tolerance.

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  46. What a wonderful story. I just know you look pretty in your Easter bonnet.

    Such gorgeous shots.

    Happy Easter.

    Hugs~

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  47. Oh! Thanks for taking me back in time with you, I feel like I was there watching you parade in what I'm sure was a beautiful Easter bonnet. Memories can be a wonderful blessing! :)

    Happy Easter to you and your family B!

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  48. Hope you are having a lovely Easter....hugs, M xoxox

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  49. when you first started, i thought you were describing a dream. (the plastic eating threw me.) glad you survived it with happy memories to boot! :D

    hope your easter was wonderful!!

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