August is upon us and the school bells will be ringing in just a few weeks. It is time to get the supplies, new shoes and be ready to go on August 19.
It doesn't seem like that long ago when I was dreading going back to school but on August 19 I will celebrate my 43rd wedding anniversary. Do the math -- it has been a while.
I hope all of the young people have a great school year from start to finish.
Some kids will enjoy it and others tolerate it but we can remind them that every day they go puts them one day closer to be finished.
We are fortunate in our part of the world to have some very good schools. Each year I visit the schools collecting the news and I know first hand we have great schools, good teachers and kids in Manila, Buffalo Island Central and Riverside.
I have been known as the "picture taking lady" by many elementary students. I have been here so long I may be into my third generation of children.