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Thursday, September 2, 2010

FREE image Friday

Reading..... 'Riting .......'Rithmetic....... Taught to the tune of a hickory stick............

I know school has started for some children already. Many making the trip for the first time. Their fresh scrubbed faces, pink cheeked and wide eyed, waiting to see that that big yellow bus. Mothers or Fathers, often teary eyed, nodding to them that it will be alright, as they take those first tentative steps through the swinging door.
The feel of fancy new backpacks, and little hands that haven't quite outgrown their baby-ishness hugging pencils. Their sound scratching across crinkly new paper. I don't think we ever forget the smell of crayons, no matter how old we get. Let's not forget the "I Love You" notes from mom, found in pockets, perhaps with a special treat.

Gone are the days of apples polished till they shown, sitting on a Teacher's desk. I haven't seen, or smelled paste in years! Yet I would recognize it anywhere, even now.
Here are a few images I hope you can use. Whether your children are off to school, or you are taking a trip there down Memory Lane. Just don't forget it's your turn to clean the blackboard!


  1. Oh wow you have a really beautiful blog,really adore the pieces,you have on show hear the beauty and creativity just shines,through will take you button,and add it to my blog,love cheryl xxxxxxx

  2. Thanks for sharing this lovely images with us. Thanks for your comment on my blog, without you I wouldn't have come that far.

  3. Such adorable pictures of school children! It's so generous of you to share!

    Images of our school days (and our children's) linger with us our whole lives, I think!

  4. I enjoyed your trip down memory lane!! Yes, paste, I had forgotten it, but you are so right, I would recognize that smell anywhere!!!

    Lovely and cute graphics today!

  5. Jody..thank you for the images..and the walk down memory lane! Paste..oh my I use to eat that

    Cindy from Rick-Rack and Gingham

  6. Hi Jody, thanks for the sweet images! Thank you too for visiting my blog and leaving a comment! I was beginning to wonder if anyone liked the Friday Freebies because no one usually comments on them and I was actually thinking about not posting them anymore. Now that I know at least one person likes them, I'll keep listing them! Hugs, Nan

  7. How sweet! We appreciate the images, you are so kind to share. Have a nice weekend! Twyla

  8. Hi... I'm your newest follower.

  9. Hi Jody`
    The images you offer on Fridays are always great but these are my favorites.
    I laughed out loud when I read your comment about paste...I can bring the smell to mind, too. Funny!!!
    Have a gentle day!

  10. Agggh I hated cleaning the blackboard, my two grandchildren just got off to school and its so true what you write. My grandson cried all the way and it crushed his Grammy's heart. But soon he setteled in knowing Mommy could stay a few minutes longer. Sweet baby and he loves to learn!

  11. Hi: I just love your post today. You always have such beautiful things to show us. Thank you for sharing your heart. Have a wonderful week. Blessings, Martha

  12. Hi Jody, gosh I love these images, you did trigger a memory or two with the smell of paste. When I was in primary school we used to mix our own ink, we had a boy in our class that would drink it!!!!! (yes I am that old)
    Hugs Sandi xx

  13. Hi Jody! I wanted to tell you how wonderful your Wild West tags are for Paula Clare. Seeing all of the tags just makes me want to make more. So many wonderful ideas to take away from yours. I hope you have a lovely holiday weekend! Elizabeth


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