.....which is what my little laptop is at the moment. It is a Sony VAIO and was our only connection to the internet while we were away, Now, although we have a new computer and printer, which incorporates a scanner, it is all I have to use for my contribution to ABC Wednesday. I haven't learned how to use the scanner yet. So there'll be no photos. Sorry. Hopefully I'll have some next week.
For example, I wanted to post VICTORY CHRISTIAN HIGH SCHOOL for the letter V today, but to my surprise I have no photos of the school on the computer. This is the place where I spent 22 years of my life! I have all kinds of documents and letters but no photos. I do have some hard copy photos but can't scan them yet. Hope to get some instructions tomorrow. We are still fine tuning all the new stuff on the computer.
Anyway, I spent 22 years at this school, at first teaching Bible, then English Literature also. I filled in for a little German and then later art and math. For the last 12 years of my time there (I retired in 2002,) I was the dreaded principal and a board member for many years. These were some of the most fulfilling years of my life, and probably the most challenging. Trying VALIANTLY to keep one step ahead of a bunch of teenagers is daunting to say the least.
The real blessings come later when you bump into a former student who is now all grown up. We have nurses, teachers, marines, naval career men, one in intelligence work somewhere, a number who have been in Iraq, Iran and Afghanistan, graphic artists, realtors, and even a professional skate-boarder -- not to mention Moms and Dads.
Last week I missed ABC Wednesday, but to prove to you that I was fully anticipating participation, here is the one photo that I took in preparation for last week's letter U:
Being in Hawaii, Ukelele was a natural. But that was as far as I got.
Do visit ABC WEDNESDAY by clicking on this link as we are coming to the close of our 9th alphabetical round and we still have more than 100 participators. Plan on joining the fun.