Sunday, June 22, 2008

Summer Bag/Thank you

To thank Tim's teacher for all of her hard work, kindness and being there for Tim, I knit her this summer bag. I filled it with a beach towel (after all it is Cape Cod), sun screen, aloe and a gift card to the book store. I tried to make her gift personal so I chose to knit a bag this year instead of buying one. I also had Tim write her a thank you note, as well as one for her mother and father in law who were there every day helping out.

This got me to thinking about when Britt was in school. I never knew that it was something that was done for a teacher and I never did. I still feel badly about it. I wish I could remember all of her teachers and send them a thank you note! I didn't realize that families did that sort of thing until I became a teacher.

Years ago I got my first Nicholas Sparks book (The Notebook) as an end of the year thank you and after I read it I got hooked on Nicholas Sparks. It has sparked (no pun intended) my joy of summer reading.

Last night I just finished reading A Tree Grows in Brooklyn. I read that book years ago. I think I was in my early twenties. I've also seen the movie several times. I discovered there was so much of that book that I did not remember. I think as I have gotten older more mature parts of the book have brought out different emotions than when I was 20! I am glad I read it again. This summer I have a few more classics on my list that I read as a teen or twenty something. I will be reading The Diary of Ann Frank and To Kill a Mocking Bird again.

take care,


Beverly said...

Good morning, Dawn.

I love that bag. Don't feel bad about past teachers, you did the best you could.

I have to get busy reading that book.

Diane@A Picture is Worth.... said...

The knit bag is a great gift! I'm sure she will love it.

Those book titles sound good to me....I've haven't read either of them ever! I have seen movies, and know what they are about, but I think it's about time I read them! LOL

Nicolas Sparks is a great author. I also saw somewhere on your blog that you like Jodi Pocoult! I've read several of hers.
Have a great day,

Debi said...

What a wonderful, special gift! She's going to be so touched by such a personal gift!

I've never read A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, but I've meant to for a long time. Maybe this summer. I just reread To Kill a Mockingbird last summer...I swear, it just gets better every time I read it!

Marina Capano said...

I love that bag. so cute, I love its colors!. I hope you in my garden and my city, you are invited! see you soon!
warm regards
Marina from Argentina

Britt said...

love the bag. sure wish i could use the one you made for me!!