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Friday, June 1, 2018

Progress all around


I generally am in school auditoriums for band concerts, but last night Laura and I attended middle school graduation of my last granddaughter, Caroline Lenore. 

This first picture is of the graduates assembling, one by one. It's real purpose is to show the vile metal chairs we have in this room. In past events in this room I've asked the ever so attentive parent/supervisors to bring comfortable chairs for me, and for Ruth. Last night I forgot, until I sat down. Too late!


This is a Montessori school in Cleveland. Both France and Caroline were here at Ruffing, eight or nine years. Pre-whatever through eighth grade, which has another name in Montessori. France has been two years at Hawken, a high school. Caroline is accepted there for next year. There she is, second from left.




Spotted!. Too bad, sweetheart, you only "move up" once. I have an eye on you! I didn't leave early; I spent two and one half hours on awful chairs, and without supper! And, I got a big hug in the hall way; ample reward.



Yesterday I loaded the my thirty-odd filled spools on the spool rack and left the room. The missing peg has a funny ending. Laura sawed our new dowel to the proper length while I began removing the bolts from the stand's feet. When we were all done, I counted the pegs one more time. In spite of having counted thirty nine of them, over and over on Wednesday, yesterday there were forty one. An extra hole.



I was so sore and tired from those metal chairs last night, I slept through any noise my UPS fellow may have made this morning. Of course, the cat was not about to alert me to the delivery of the cone of thread that was promised for delivery no later than tonight. I am set to go, as soon as I come back from a long overdue haircut.





29 comments:

  1. You are a good egg Joanne. I don't think we'll ever get to stop going to all the school things.

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  2. one more high school graduation for me and then it's waiting of the college grads. some enticing colors tucked under that table.

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  3. I know what you mean about uncomfortable chairs. I've sat on so many cheap and nasty chairs with rock-hard seats and too-short backs. Why this constant penny-pinching for no good reason? Glad the graduation went well otherwise.

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  4. I would hope that a Montessori could shell out the bucks for more comfortable seating. Good on you for hanging in there.

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  5. Bet you can't wait to fire up that loom!

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  6. Graduations are so full of hope for the future. Now onward and upward to those towels.

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  7. Hari OM
    congrats on the grad... I find most seating to be painful, due to short legs and cut circulation, never mind poor backs... The spools are looking business like! YAM xx

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  8. Even my parents didn't attend as many school events as you do.
    I hope the rotten chair pain is receding quickly.

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  9. One would think that after allll these years of graduation events that schools would invest in better chairs. Dang. My rear and its bones hate those things.

    Your weaving is inspiring.

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  10. You have been busy! Congratulations to your granddaughter. You must all be so proud of her. I hope you get that loom thing sorted out. I'm sure it's frustrating. I'm anxious to see the lovely things you will make :-)

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  11. I couldn’t sit on that chair that long! I’d have to stand up or leave. You did well to last the entire time!

    You’re ready. Wish I could watch you weaving Joanne.

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  12. I'm with Yam on the chair issue - chairs are never made for short people, except the office kind that can go up and down :D

    Even for regular height people, though, a metal chair is torture for any more than a few minutes. Two and a half hours! You should have gotten a certificate, too!

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  13. I was doing the exit poll in a rural area...for eight hours. The chair was a nightmare and it cricked my back for six months afterwards...

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  14. Metal chairs are only good for about five minutes. Of course, no chair is worse.

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  15. Congrats to Caroline on her middle school graduation!

    betty

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  16. Congrats to the graduate..and to your fortitude!

    Looking forward to seeing the loom going,good to show how much work there is beforehand. As with a potter, when you're not actually throwing a pot,you get asked "when will you be doing some work?"

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  17. And you think that some people get paid to design chairs like that, and others get a budget to buy them.....

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  18. It's always good to see progress, whether it be graduation, or spool racks.

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  19. What a great set up. What a great gramma.

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  20. This granddaughter of yours is the same age as mine. A hug is a great joy and ample reward, indeed.

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  21. My granddaughter just graduated from elementary school. Sigh... I’m feeling wistful to see her growing up so quickly. It’s such a proud moment though, isn’t it? I’m looking forward to seeing your creation.

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  22. of all the contraptions humans use the chair must be the most often used and most even with cushions are very uncomfortable; me being vertically challenged (short) my feet never touch the ground and that puts a stress on my back. Good for you sticking it out for your granddaughter's graduation.

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  23. Which reminds me that JJ has a passage coming up as he will move on to a different school for grade 4.

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  24. It all looks so complicated Joanne with all those spools and things. It does seem to be such a popular pastime in the US whereas here it is quite rare to find anyone doing it.

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  25. Always worth having a cushion in the car, though it sounds as though you should really have taken your own chair, since those look hopeless.

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  26. Dear Joanne, I'm so eager--SO EAGER--to see your photographs of the weaving in progress and to see that bolts and pegs and everything doing their job. I've never known anything about weaving and this is exciting for me. Thank you for sharing.

    I so hope you are feeling better--your back, your hips--now that you've gotten to limber up from sitting in those atrocious chairs. Peace.

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