End-of-school party at the CP Park pavilion  #Wordless Wednesday  #Hmm – which pic looks like the real Mrs. Ratliff?

Wordless Wednesday – allow your photo(s) to tell the story.

About Linda Schaub

This is my first blog and I enjoy writing each and every post immensely. I started a walking regimen in 2011 and decided to create a blog as a means of memorializing the people, places and things I see on my daily walks. I have always enjoyed people watching, and so my blog is peppered with folks I meet, or reflections of characters I have known through the years. Often something piques my interest, or evokes a pleasant memory from my memory bank, so this becomes a “slice o’ life” blog post that day. I respect and appreciate nature and my interaction with Mother Nature’s gifts is also a common theme. Sometimes the most-ordinary items become fodder for points to ponder over and touch upon. My career has been in the legal field and I have been a legal secretary for four decades, primarily working in downtown Detroit, and now working from my home. I graduated from Wayne State University with a degree in print journalism in 1978, though I’ve never worked in that field. I like to think this blog is the writer in me finally emerging!! Walking and writing have met and shaken hands and the creative juices are flowing once again in Walkin’, Writin’, Wit & Whimsy – hope you think so too. - Linda Schaub
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44 Responses to End-of-school party at the CP Park pavilion  #Wordless Wednesday  #Hmm – which pic looks like the real Mrs. Ratliff?

  1. bekitschig says:

    Hi Linda, thanks again for the great tip! — Lovely pictures, this is my kinda street art! 🙂

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    • Linda Schaub says:

      Hi Jeanine – really late getting here tonight … finally started using Windows 10 yesterday and had technical problems and some brain drain. Glad you liked this street art … made me laugh how the chalk art depicted their teacher. Hope the teacher liked it too. You’re welcome for the tip – saw it late and then after I popped onto your site, I sent you a Facebook link/pic to see. Like Stonehenge, you can do that celebration every June 21st!!

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  2. peggy says:

    Like this art. Looks like the kids have been very busy.

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  3. AnnMarie R stevens says:

    MissLinda…………………..I love children’s drawings and words………………………they must have loved school and thought it important in their lives or they wouldn’t have drawn about it

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    • Linda Schaub says:

      Ann Marie – I thought of you because they were likely elementary school kids judging from the drawings, chalk all over the pavilion floor and they had had pizza, pop and snacks, which empty boxes were spilling out of the garbage cans. Seemed like they loved their teacher and drew her and I agree with you – if they didn’t like school, they would not have drawn about it.

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  4. Laurie says:

    I shudder to think what my chalk portrait would look like if drawn by my former students! 🙂

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    • Linda Schaub says:

      Ha ha – their drawings would not be bad Laurie as I have seen your photos. You were a high school teacher, so those kids would have their own style of drawing … (or maybe not). These were the best of the bunch, the rest were scribbles and slashes. But then in the corner, away from the “portraits” was the teacher’s name, a revered soul by the kids. 🙂

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  5. J P says:

    It looks like Mrs Ratliff has had a few bad hair days.

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  6. Mrs. Ratliff must be quite the character! 😁🤣😀

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  7. Ally Bean says:

    Cute, cute. I wonder what Mrs. Ratliff has to say about these?

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    • Linda Schaub says:

      Glad you liked them Ally. I would have loved to have been a fly on the wall when Mrs. Ratliff saw the finished product. Maybe she won’t be handing out sidewalk chalk at the 2023 end-of-the-year party? 🙂

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  8. So sweet! I hope Mrs. Ratliff took some pictures of these as keepsakes. 🙂

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    • Linda Schaub says:

      Barbara – I would have liked to see her face when she saw them and also the drawing with her name – though I wondered if she drew that part because the printing was so perfect?

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      • Interesting how the writer of her name used a mix of upper case and lower case letters. And some of the upper case letters were shorter than the lower case “f”s. 🙂 Very unique.

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      • Linda Schaub says:

        I wonder sometimes if kids today learn how to do lettering different than when we were in school. We only learned how to print, but I think I read or heard that kids no longer are learning cursive, so maybe they learn to print like a person who takes art classes/lettering?

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      • I wrote a letter by hand a couple of months ago. It felt so strange writing in cursive after so many years of not doing so!

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      • Linda Schaub says:

        After my mom passed away I sent her friends, none of whom had computers, a short letter tucked into their Christmas card every year. What began in 2010 as a letter, through the years became a short note written right on the card – now they are all gone, so no more letters.

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  9. trumstravels says:

    Nice work! I bet they had a ton of fun 🙂

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  10. I sure hope Mrs. Ratliff has a sense of humor (as any teacher of young kids should have.. and any teacher with “rat” as part of their name has to have 🙂 ).

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    • Linda Schaub says:

      I hope so too Janis – you really have to have a heart of gold and a forgiving nature to be an elementary school teacher, (especially if you have “rat” in your last name, something I never noticed).

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  11. Prior... says:

    This was a fun post

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