Kindergarten. I attended Edison Elementary School. I don’t remember very much about Kindergarten except that My teacher’s name was Ms. Ginanette (SP) and she was from Missouri. She showed us a picture of the Gateway Arch in St. Louis. We had a leprechaun come to our room over St. Patrick’s day which I thought was just magical because we could see his green footprints on the linoleum. She was nice and wore culotte’s pretty much every day. There was a BIG mulberry tree in the front yard of the Kindergarten classrooms and we played under it nearly every recess. We had round tables that sat five or six Kindergartener’s and when Ms. Ginanette turned around to write on the chalkboard we would run around the tables as fast as we could and kiss all the boys that sat at our table. Boy that was fun!
My Grandma drove me and picked me up from school everyday. I started early at the age of four. One day as school let out I walked out of my classroom at the front of the school and saw a group of kids begin to walk home. The sun was shining it wasn’t hot out and I thought what a great idea. I decided to walk home too. Except, I had never walked home.
I did not worry if I knew the way. I was sure I did. I had complete confidence in my abilities and after all this was a well thought out plan.
My classroom was the door on the right. Do you see the Mulberry tree?
I walked down the breezeway and onto the sidewalk. There were a lot of kids walking home and I followed them.
I turned left and walked to the end of the street.
I ran across the street and up the walkway. I knocked on the door and Grandma was having a quilting bee. Sister Arnette opened the door and scolded me. “Where have you been?! Your Grandma is worried sick about you!” I said, “I decided to walk home.” I remember her saying I would be in big trouble and then she went to call the school. I wasn’t in big trouble. I did however learn a big lesson.
Prayer works. Heavenly Father listens and he will answer your sincere prayers. This has served me well throughout my life. I am so grateful for good parents and grandparents who TAUGHT me what to do in a sticky situation. I am grateful for a Father in Heaven who listens and loves me and will always help me in my long walk to find my way home.
XOXO- The Sunny D