Thursday, February 25, 2010

Parents write the darnedest things

Parents write the darnedest things

February 25, 2010 at 2:29 pm
I don't know what year this was published, or even what paper, but I came across this article I'd saved out of a newspaper. The story is from Leesville, Louisiana.

"My son is under the doctor's care and should not take P.E. today," one parent wrote. "Please execute him."

That death sentence was inadvertently recommended in a note which a parent who was in a hurry or possessed an uncertain vocabulary wrote to excuse a child's absence from school in Vernon Parish.

Duplicated copies of some of the parish's more astonishing excuse notes were given out at a School Board meeting this month.

"Some of them were obviously made up by students," Richard Carter, assistant principal of Leesville High School, said Wednesday. But most, he said, were probably legitimate excuses written by parents in the rural northwest Louisiana parish.

In these samples, names were replaced with either Fred or Mary to protect innocent and guilty alike.

One parent appeared to have taken drastic action: "Please excuse Mary for being absent. She was sick and I had her shot."

Another had a more comprehensive request: "Please excuse Fred for being. It was his father's fault."

"Please ackuse Fred being absent on Jan. 28, 29, 30, 31, 32 and 33," wrote a parent who lives by an unusual calendar.

"Mary was absent from school yesterday as she was having a gangover," wrote one who apparently expected the school to be tolerant of social follies.

"Mary could not come to school today because she was bother by very close veins," wrote one parent.

"Fred has an acre in his side," said another.

And in an extreme case of people losing things, "Please excuse Fred from P.E. for a few days. He fell yesterday out of a tree and misplaced his hip."

In a confusion of office work and medical terms, one parent wrote: "Please excuse Mary from Jim yesterday. She is administrating."

And several had a racier tone:

"Please excuse Fred for being absent. He had a cold and could not breed well."

"Please excuse Mary. She has been sick and under the doctor."

"Please excuse Mary from being absent yesterday. She was in bed with gramps."

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Quotes about Love

Quotes about Love

February 24, 2010 at 8:17 pm
These are all quotes I came across in the nearly 8 months I was separated from my best friend, my husband, in 2007. Knowing his love was steady and sure and ever-growing all the while was an immense comfort. I think I like the first quote best because, even though it isn't about lovers, it is about best friends, and when you have someone who is both that's even better.

I think we dream so we don't have to be apart so long. If we're in each other's dreams, we can play together all night.
~Hobbes, from Calvin & Hobbes

The love of the older and disciplined heart is as coals, deep-burning, unquenchable.
~Henry Ward Beecher

The most desired gift of love is not diamonds or roses or chocolate. It is focused attention.
~Rick Warren

We cannot really love anybody with whom we never laugh.
~Agnes Repplier

One word frees us of all the weight and pain of life: That word is love.

The more I give to thee, the more I have...

It is the true season of love
when we know that
we alone can love;
that no one could ever have loved before us
and that no one
will ever love in the same way
after us.

But more than three words mumbled before bedtime. Love is sustained by action, a pattern of devotion in the things we do for each other every day.
~Nicholas Sparks

We are told that people stay in love because of chemistry, or because they remain intrigue with each other, because of many kindnesses, because of luck. But part of it has got to be forgiveness and gratefulness.
~Ellen Goodman

"I love my husband! AML&LFYFE
My favoritest and best friend ever! My man, My hero. We are no longer two but are one. " <3 div="">