Wednesday, December 03, 2014

7.3 Think - Ring Ring

Bestest Friend and I are in the middle of a blog project. Each day of the month we will post a picture on a pre-determined theme and write a little something about it. The theme for the third day of each month is "Think."
In 1970, a fire burned down the majority of the oldest building on campus (unfortunately for me, I teach in a classroom in what remains of this building) and one of the things that was saved from the wreckage of the fire was this old school bell.  I love it.  Someone has remove the clapper, of course, but I always walk by the bell and think about how amazing it is that it's almost 150 years old. (I also think about how ridiculous it is that as an American I am impressed by things over 100 years old. I can see all the Europeans eyes rolling as I think about "old" in the American context.)
I also think about how much I like bells.

(Nostalgic old person rant ahead.)

When I was in elementary school, we had a bell. I remember the teacher motioning us to hush so that she (and we) could hear it.

When I taught high school, they had this electronic foghorn sound that just about made me pee my pants with fright every time it would go off.

This time of year, I just want to hear the Carol of the Bells and Sleigh Ride and just rock out to the sound of bells. Is that too much to ask?
To see what Bestest Friend wrote about the theme of the day, check out her blog, Too Legit to Quit.

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