Ms. Roberson has been discussing Famous Arkansans each day this week in her class. Her list includes, Dizzy Dean the baseball player, Bill Clinton, and a few others. On Monday, she discussed Maya Angelou, a poet. She said when she was sharing about her, it made her think about one her her favorite poets who is also a famous Arkansan, Jason Morphew. She told me that she was going to play one of his songs for her class today…Amanda Christine. (yes, I blushed).I thought it would be special for DF to bring a poem to class to accompany the song, but Jason wrote a very special poem using the class’ sight words for the occasion for David Franklin to read aloud. Although he says he's an unfamous Arkansan. Isaac and I went to school for the reading. DF and I were both very proud, David Franklin seemed especially so in front of his peers.At times it freaks me out being back in the halls at Lakeside school, and I did not expect to raise my children within the same halls. Sometimes it seems too small and too familiar, although I like both of those. But today and in occasions like this, I am thankful for the history, connections and friendships that are in this small town. I am grateful for the experiences it provides for David Franklin (and Amanda Christine).
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