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From Ice Melt to Melted Cheese

It’s a good beer. It’s even better when it’s unexpected.

If we were having a beer, you’d be the one who is late.

“Hi Cheryl. No sign of the old man yet?” 967 more words


One-Liner Wednesday – My Father's Advice

We had our first snowstorm of the season this past Saturday. During the night, after about five inches (12.7cm) of light puffy snow fell, the storm changed to freezing rain. 395 more words


One-Liner Wednesday – Faith Meet Sammy

Faith came over on Sunday, ostensibly to finish a bench she has been making in my workshop. Maddie and I delayed her entry into the shop – Maddie with some oooh-oooh-oooh-Faith-is-here-Faith-came-to-see-me time and me with two heavy desks located in the basement family room and a dumpster in the driveway. 432 more words


One-Liner Wednesday – An Old Man’s Reaction

Walking Maddie through the park when there are games being played on one or more fields, is a bit of a challenge. I’m usually focused on keeping her moving, with her head up and looking forward. 698 more words



Maddie doesn’t approve of shortcuts when we walk. She’s suffers a little from OCDog. She has her routines, and she has her routes, and when we walk, we take one of two routes. 884 more words

New England Life

Renee Danette Petrola

Title: Retired Sixth Grade Teacher

Company: Mount Sinai School District

Location: Miller Place, New York, United States

Renee Danette Petrola, Retired Sixth Grade Teacher of the Mount Sinai School District, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership in Elementary Education.

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Elementary Education

What Maddie Likes

If we were having a beer, well, you’d be having water.

“I thought you were going to the bar.”

“Not today. I thought I’d sit here with you for a while.” 982 more words