saturday 9

Battle Hymn of the Republic

1) During WWII, when he was just 17, Robert Kennedy enlisted in the Navy. He was disappointed he was never involved in combat. Tell us about a time when you felt fate/circumstances kept you from something you wanted. After successfully negotiating our teaching contract, I thought I would be re-elected Chief Negotiator, but I didn't get it. And ultimately, it's perfect

2) Bobby was trained as an altar boy and throughout his life regularly attended early morning mass. When is the last time you attended a worship service? Christmas 2014

3) He may have been an altar boy, but he was no angel. During junior high he was suspended for punching a classmate. Who is the last person who made you very, very mad? one of my students pushed my button too hard

4) He had his first date when he was a senior in high school. Looking back, Mary Bailey Gimble told Kennedy biographers that she knew he had a crush on her and wondered why it took him so long to ask her out. Tell us about one of your early crushes. I had a major crush on a boy when we were in 5th grade, I am nostalgic just thinking about it

5) Bobby's wife Ethel is as bubbly and talkative as he was introspective and shy. He was organized, she's messy. While opposites may attract, do you believe the happiest marriages are between partners who are more similar than different? I think similar

6) By November 1960, when he was 35 years old, Bobby already had served as legal counsel to two Senate committees and run his brother's successful Presidential campaign. He was looking forward to a quieter life teaching law but gave in to family pressure to become President Kennedy's Attorney General. Tell us about a time when you were at a crossroads. Who influenced your decision? I was at a crossroads buying my car yesterday--ultimately, I bit the bullet and made the decision

7) In 1777, Colonists celebrated July 4 with the firing of cannons and muskets, followed by a public reading of the Declaration of Independence. What is your neighborhood doing to observe the day? the Elks lodge is hosting a huge community-wide celebration at the town park

8) The Revolutionary War still raged during that summer of 1777. General George Washington allowed his soldiers to celebrate with a double ration of run on July 4. Do you know anyone who is serving in the military this 4th of July? I have several former students who are serving--and both my brothers-in-law are military men

9) Celebrity chef Rachael Ray says she considers mini-hamburgers, or "sliders," the All-American food. What will you be eating this 4th of July? I don't know, with all the whirlwind activity I've had the past week, I don't have plans for the 4th yet


The Gal Herself said...

Your new car is your former student's first sale. I think that's epic and I'm glad you did it.

I am Harriet said...

The teachers here just went through a negotiation. They also got what they wanted. Congrats on the new car :)

CountryDew said...

A new car is a great July 4 present! Congratulations.

zippiknits...sometimes said...

Students seem to know just where all the hot buttons are in teachers, as they practice on their parents first.
Congrats on the new car! One less worry! The ancient RV is getting its transmission rebuilt at the moment. We are glad it behaved for this last emergency trip up north.