Showing posts from September, 2016

Back to School!

How my mom dreaded those words. I don't know what all her reasons were but one reason she dreaded those words was because of the list of items she needed to shop for to get us prepared for the first day of school. Backpacks, lunch bags, indoor shoes and outdoor shoes, pencil case, crayons, markers, pencils, pens, pencil sharpener, erasers, glue, ruler, scissors, binders, notebooks, papers, index cards, kleenex box, all this and more ..... X 10. Not to mention new clothes for all of us. Second hand was new to us. 

Sometimes mom would reminisce about those days gone by and then she would hold her head and say, "Ack muech liva nich moll dinken on de dajg", "I'd rather not even think about those days". But somehow she always managed to survive another, and another and yet another school year. She never gave us the impression that she could hardly wait for us to go to school to get us out of her hair. In fact it was just the opposite. She wanted us at home and sh…