Saturday, March 10, 2012

Conned Again

Susan, remember how you always told the Career Guidance Counselor that your great ambition in life was to be the person who rolled the toilet paper onto the rolls? Well, this morning when I was changing the toilet paper roll holder I noticed something very odd. The tube I took off the holder seemed bigger than the last one I removed. I quickly pulled one out of the garbage can and, sure enough, it slid right inside the one I had just removed.

I still have toilet paper packs from 4 or 5 years ago, so I quickly grabbed a roll from one of them and it was 5/16 ths of an inch taller than the roll in the new package. Now these are the Scott 1000 squares so that despicable company has probably made the squares 5/16ths of an inch shorter to keep them square. Then they have made the tube a little bigger in diameter so the roll still looks sort of fatter.

Well I quickly snatched out my cell phone and took pictures showing all the comparisons.

My point is that you, Susan, should have stuck with your original career option and got a job with Scott and you would have been a rich woman by now with the money saved from reducing the amount of paper on the rolls and increasing the price. At least you could have been a whistle blower for the rest of us so we could have boycotted the Scott Company!!!

Somebody, please help me post my picture!!! Aaaargh!

Thank you!! Cathy and Jenny!!!

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Several Things

Charlie's Ward in Pleasant Grove has been redoing their house. The inside is done, cleaned, painted, repaired, etc. and the outside will be worked on when the weather is cooperative. They nearly have his stuff replaced in the house and he can't find his collection of council patches that he's been working on in scouting for the last several years. Could any or all of you who live away from Utah see if you could pick up A Council Patch from your area Boy Scout Office and send it to me or him so he can try to replace that?

Saturday Carolyn called and was in Oregon and went to see Dave and Judy. They took her over to see Grandpa and he was excited about the Calendar you guys made for me for my birthday. We sent him one for his birthday on the 14th. He was happy to see them and they had a nice visit. Carolyn may need to verify or correct this but Grandpa told them a family history story.

Mary Ann said that Carolyn said that Grandpa said he could remember as a little boy, sitting between his dad and his Grandpa and they were singing a song in a different language. He asked them what language it was and they said Welsh. He said they both had excellent voices and he wished he had a recording of them singing it. That would have been George Stanley James (his Dad) and John Jenkins James (Grandpa). I have pictures of both here in Loa.

Did you know that we have some Poems that J J James wrote? You kids come by your good singing voices and ability to write Poetry from both sides of the family. Daddy showed me one of J J James' poems but it was in Welsh and I don't remember if their was a translation. Remind me to look them up for your Christmas family history gifts. We might make copies.

Friday, March 2, 2012

Loa Happenings

This has been a good week.

The kindergarten is always fun. They made frogs free hand for leap year and lily pads to sit them on.

My first grader actually spelled some of his words correctly and is beginning to see that letters and sounds are related. His teacher was delighted.

Two of my four second graders finished their reading passage ahead of the clock. Yeah!! I get to move them up on reading level. They are beginning to see that the spelling rules stay the same and they can apply them.

The 3rd graders are making progress now that I have pointed out some of the rules and how to use them.

The fourth graders are making progress now that we are using sounds and rules. We are using the applications now and the kids are beginning to see how reading works.

This week they said just do your thing with the fifth graders, 5 of them, so now they are making progress.

Jasper's class did a really cute play about Africa--He was an elephant and did a good job. It was really cute. The spider tricked all the animals and stole their food but then he or she got tricked and they got their food back. (see pictures on Cathy's facebook.)

Miriam and Jasper had basketball games last night. I watched Miriam's game--she made 3 or 4 baskets and is one of two tallest ones so she got rebounds. Cathy is her coach. (She almost made a basket for the other team but missed, Whoooo. ) It was fun. Caib was ref and the whole group of parents kidded him about calling traveling on Aubrey. She did a good job, too.

And I got my first paycheck.