4 Jun 2018 – Irmo Elementary School
Fri: TGIF and Happy Birthday to Morten Hald, L&M Norwegian uncle who is someone special and have stayed in contact with me since the late 1960s. Someone who can walk with King&President and keeps the common touch. Group pix credits to SIN X-President Tony Tan with King HaraldV of Norway during his 2016 visit to UiT The Arctic University of Norway.
…If you can talk with crowds and keep your virtue,
Or walk with Kings—nor lose the common touch,
If neither foes nor loving friends can hurt you,
If all men count with you, but none too much;
If you can fill the unforgiving minute
With sixty seconds’ worth of distance run,
Yours is the Earth and everything that’s in it,
And—which is more—you’ll be a Man, my son – Kipling
Field-Day@IrmoElementry – something different from the previous years from the Shaved-ice stand; today in the BooBoo tent and thank goodness no need for any first-aid, only filling cups and cups of water.
Missed #5 who was in the morning session, some shots of #3&4 in the afternoon when I was there. This will be #3 (the only grandchild born in SIN) last year in the elementary school and he will be in middle school with #2 the next school-year. Needed a nap after being outdoors from 1100-1500hrs.
Movie night, Wonder have already seen this movie, but not in a school cafeteria and what a wonderful idea – looked like a huge slumber-party. Farewell to principal Tina McCaskill who has done such a good job for my grandchildren and welcome to Shannon Wiley, the next principal.
Hopefully these people in the Irmo School District have got their act together to co-ordinate functions according so that parents and families are able to be present to support all their children. Wrote to express my disappointment in Jun2016 when some of the events clashed and could not be there. So far so good for 2018.
Sat: am sooo completely wiped out after yesterday that I did not get up early enough this beautiful morning to get to the HarbisonStateForest Trails. Perhaps another time, after-all there are 9different trials there, and have been on only a couple.
Did some grocery shopping while the family is out by the lake and boating. Just getting in and out of the car was enough to give me a headache, felt like fainting and decided to only get what I really needed. When it is too hot to walk barefoot outside, then you can be sure that summer has arrived.
Sun: stayed in to make lunch – the strawberries, peaches and VidaliaOnions here are really top quality at this time of the year and some of my favourite fresh produces.
Had to complete my errands that was left undone from yesterday. This time headed out much later and to Target&WalMart on Harbison Blvd. Success in getting #4 Bday gift and other toys for the summer. Chicken@WalMart for curry night and even got a dress and some containers to organise the paper&plastic stuff here – some of the shoppers there are quite unbelievable! Amazing sunset colours as I was pulling out of the parking-lot at 2030hrs.
After driving off from Harbison Blvd on to St Andrews Rd, noticed these unusual cloud formations, had to pull aside at the high-school carpark to take this shot – have never seen anything like this with blue rays pointing upwards.