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Things I Miss From Being a Teacher But May Not Have Ever Actually Happened!

Things I Miss From Being a Teacher But May Not Have Ever Actually Happened! by Mark Lyons Image by Christelle PRIEUR from Pixabay SammySocks Etc. Blog - Comments and Observations from Someone Who Is a Retired Educator and the Father of Sammy (a Person with Autism). Visit us at www.sammysocksetc.com.             I have been retired for about ten months now. I was a teacher. It was great. I enjoyed teaching. And, besides working with and helping kids, there are some other things I do miss. I am going to mention a few of them here. However, some of them may not even have happened. You decide which ones are true and which ones are made up. A Definite, On-the-Calendar, Naptime...

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Is It Spring Cleaning or Just Making a Mess?

Is It Spring Cleaning or Just Making a Mess? by Mark Lyons Image by Julio Cesar Velasquez Mejia from Pixabay SammySocks Etc. Blog - Comments and Observations from Someone Who Is a Retired Educator and the Father of Sammy (a Person with Autism). Visit us at www.sammysocksetc.com.             “Is it spring yet?” Mark asked Sally, his wife, early one morning in April.             “Yes, it is,” answered Sally. “Why do you ask?”             “I’ve got a hankerin’ to clean and I thought I would coordinate it with spring if I could,” replied Mark.             “Have at it,” said Sally, “but please don’t make a mess. Please show me anything you are not sure about throwing away. And if you move...

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It's Totes! The Bomb!

It’s Totes! The Bomb! by Mark Lyons Image by StockSnap from Pixabay SammySocks Etc. Blog - Comments and Observations from Someone Who Is a Retired Educator and the Father of Sammy (a Person with Autism). Visit us at www.sammysocksetc.com.             “Delish!”             “What was that?”             “It’s totes! Delish!”             “I’m sorry. What was that again?”             “This soosh is totes! Delish, Babe!”             “Who are you and what did you do with my husband, Mark?”             “It is me, your betrothed, Mark, your man-catch!”             “Then why are you talking like that, and why are you wearing skinny jeans?”             “Well, like my old grade school buddy used to say, “If you’ve got it, flaunt it!””             “Your grade...

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Mark and the Art of Grilling

Mark and the Art of Grilling by Mark Lyons Image by S. Hermann & F. Richter from Pixabay SammySocks Etc. Blog - Comments and Observations from Someone Who Is a Retired Educator and the Father of Sammy (a Person with Autism). Visit us at www.sammysocksetc.com.             “Honey, I’ve been pricing new gas grills, and they cost more than my first car,” says Mark as he comes into the house from the backyard.             “How old are you really?” asks Sally, “and what kind of car did you have?”             “You know my age, and it was a 19 something, Dodge…., wait, never mind,” says Mark. “Anyway, the grills are way too expensive. Besides, I have a better and cheaper way...

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Mark's New Business Venture

Mark’s New Business Venture by Mark Lyons Image by Aline Dassel from Pixabay SammySocks Etc. Blog - Comments and Observations from Someone Who Is a Retired Educator and the Father of Sammy (a Person with Autism). Visit us at www.sammysocksetc.com.             “Honey, I think I’m almost ready to start my new business on Zoom!” said Mark.             “What new business?” asked Sally.             “How to Be a Pizza Delivery Driver,” replied Mark.             “Okay,” said Sally.             “I’ve got my marker board, eraser, my old pizza delivery hat, and my slide projector,” said Mark. “I am going to rock this Zoom class!”             “Uh-huh,” said Sally.             “Oooh, I almost forgot my aluminum telescoping pointer,” added Mark. “I was going...

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