Guess that makes it 34 years ago. We were living in North Moorhead and the girls were going to George Washington Elementary School a block and a half from our home.
Trica was beginning 4th grade and Jennifer was beginning Kindergarten.
Looks like Trica had a Strawberry Shortcake Satchel…and Jennifer probably had a Strawberry Shortcake book bag. It must have been a chilly first day of school.
Kindergarten was difficult for Jennifer. She didn’t like leaving me alone/being away from me. She walked with her sister to school in the morning. I was to pick her up at her classroom…over a few weeks I met her across the street from the school…then at the end of the block and finally I waited on the front step…and before it got cold I got to wait inside the house! Kindergarten was only half days back then.
Trica is finally through with school unless she decides to take more classes. Jennifer goes to school everyday to teach and she is taking a Graduate Class this year….not sure why…maybe she misses being a student… she has her MFA already.
The Grands went back to school yesterday, we have an 8th grader (Adam), Junior (Paige), Post-Secondary Options Program Student(Noah) and a Senior(Maddie)…and Savannah is taking classes at Northwest Technical College.
Noah should graduate with a two year degree the same time as he graduates from High School. Paige is also taking some College Level Classes that her High School offers.
Seems like only yesterday that they were trudging off to school with their backpacks almost bigger than they were.