Wednesday, August 17, 2011
I went to Staples a while back to get a new ink eraser. You know the kind that's like a pencil and had a brush on the end, like my old one in the first picture. I also wanted one of those gum erasers. Most of the clerks didn't know what I was talking about. They don't make such things anymore. They only have one shape and kind of latex free erasers, also shown in the first picture. The old erasers would erase anything, and even make a hole in the paper if you rubbed too hard, they were radical! These new ones won't erase ANYTHING!!! Why don't they sell the old good ones anymore, can they be used as some kind of weapon??
I used to love shopping for school supplies, did you? I even loved the smells of the crayons, glue, and fresh paper, I would inhale it all as I shopped. But it's not like the old days. Anyway, I got these things for my granddaughter, who started kindergarten today. I don't know how they work, but they are fun and pretty. And the giant pencil must weigh over a pound, now that is fun! Do you have a favorite memory of school starting?
"Show me your ways, O Lord,
teach me your paths;
guide me in your truth and teach me,
for you are God my savior,
and my hope is in you all day long."