I remember at summer camp, the assembled campers would sing: "Announcements, announcements, annow-ow-n-sments! A terrible death to die, a terrible death to die, a terrible death to be talked to death-a terrible death to die! Announcements, announcements, annow-ow-n-sments!"
Jules and Zoomer (my neighbor Mike Galyon's kitty) at Thanksgiving
This is a family announcement: my niece Julia Elizabeth Marshall, has been accepted in the Teach for America program. After her graduation from George Washington U in DC this spring, she will head to Houston, Texas for training. By September 08, she'll be teaching secondary math in either Mississippi or Arkansas. I will shortly call on all my quilter friends in those two states to be on the watch for my niece and to offer her Southern hospitality when possible!
There's a huge miracle here: not that Julia will graduate (likely with honors) or that Julia will teach. It's that Julia, an actual blood relation to me, will teach MATH!